Originally Posted by 12Cores
I really hope none of the reviewers bench this card at 1440p, at $1,200 its 4k 60fps or bust, just saying.
This card is going to be an absolute monster, cannot wait for the reviews, jaws a going to drop.
~25% faster than 1080 stock vs stock, up to 40% faster with max OC vs stock 1080. Maybe 50% faster with extreme OC under water with unlocked power limit vs stock 1080.
Originally Posted by criminal
I am tired of the X79 platform. I have been on it since the 3820 was released(going on 5 years!). That's the only reason I have a desire to upgrade my cpu/motherboard. I wish gpus lasted like cpus.
Was the 3820 unlocked or not? Really can't remember. But it was only a quad core right? Did you get the 3820 or the hex cores?
I actually didn't even get my 4930K until August 2014, but it's held up really well. Apart from the lack of native USB3.0 and official NVMe support, there's nothing that's really enticing about any of the platforms available right now:
Z97: Go back to quad core? Ha no.
X99: 5960X is nice but that's really it. Also $$$
Z170: Skylake's improved IMC meaning 3200 MHz DDR4 is common is great, but again have to go back to quad core
But I think the next iteration of HEDT is when I'll finally upgrade, because Skylake IMC goodness + NVMe + MOAR COARZ = finally something worthwhile. That and I'll be stuck on Win 7 for a while (don't judge, don't argue), so Skylake is the last train I'll be able to catch.
Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric
Agreed. Hard to believe that my 3 year Intel Tuning Plan on my 4930K is soon to expire and I still haven't upgraded yet! Looking into getting a 5960X (don't need 10 cores) and a new Rampage/DDR4 memory myself. My rig is long past due for a total rebuild and I'll need to replace all my block anyway as corrosion has ruined them.
Make sure you use it even if just to get a brand new chip that you can sell later.
Seriously that $25 is sunk cost if you just let it expire.Edited by magnek - 7/27/16 at 7:29pm