Thanks for the response guys! I'm really glad it could help.
I definitely derped on describing the settings that were used for each game last night. The settings used between platforms were exactly the same, I just worded it poorly. Luckily I've saved screen shots from each games settings menu and I will edit them into the original post.
Originally Posted by Kana Chan
Is the Z170 able to go 16x/16x? The 5960X is 16x/16x.
You own both systems?
It seems to win in min fps compared to the the X99 while the max fps might favor the higher core count cpu.
I own both systems. I'd think that a higher average minimum frame rate would be a little bit more beneficial than a higher max average.
Originally Posted by D2ultima
No, Z170 does not support x16/x16. He's using a PLX chip which grants a x16 slot (usually used for three-way SLI) to use all 16 lanes of the chipset on one card and using SLI on the PLX chip slot. It's got latency issues and shouldn't be as nice an experience as normal SLI would be (which won't show up in benchmark numbers unless frametimes are checked).
Is this running quad channel on X99 and dual channel on Z170? If it's dual channel on the X99 you should get quad channel just to see if it helps. Also, see if you can test Witcher 3.
The plx bridge is a switch. It grants full x16 access from each gpu to the cpu at the expense of latency. Now, I've used plx bridges before and whatever latency is there it's not perceptible to the eye. Unfortunately I don't have the means to test actual frame time variance, but there was no visible microstutter going from z170 with plx to the x99 running x16 natively. It's worth mentioning that a user on these boards worked for a game streaming company - think onlive or something similar. He said that his company did very thorough tests involving plx bridges and the results were that the latest gen plx bridges added an insignificant amount of latency.
Ram was in quad channel on the x99 and dual on the z170.
Originally Posted by Cakewalk_S
Awesome results. Definitely proves Intel was upto something good with Z170! My upcoming 6700k should keep me quite happy for a good number of years.
It'd be interesting to see power consumption numbers too... gaming load and prime 95 load....
Dang it! That's a great idea. I have a power meter handy too and I didn't think about it. I'll see if I can put something together in the near future.
Originally Posted by Kana Chan
Can you do a test with higher clocked ram/higher timing vs 3200 / CL14-14-14-34
Say OC'd to 3600 / 15-15-15-35 or 3840 / 16-16-16-36 or even 4133 / 19-21-21-41 for the Z170?
Is the 6700K already delidded or not delidded?
The 6700K seems to be around ~1.12x to 1.14x Haswell in some games if they were both clocked at around 4.6ghz
A lot of delidded 3xxx / 4xxx / 6xxx could hit 4.9/5.0 like the 2xxx chips ( soldered ). It's about equal to imperfect solder.
I'm not sure I'd be able to address ram overclocking at this point, but I'll see what I can do.
6700k is delidded. This particular chip is not a very good sample. In order to get to 4.8 stable I need to pump in 1.452v. I don't think any higher core clock is doable.Edited by axiumone - 8/10/16 at 8:06am