Originally Posted by The EX1
You won't have degradation unless your keep your CPU running at high voltage and under intense workloads for a VERY long time. Most of the time your PC is on, you won't be loading all cores and you should be using adaptive voltage anyway. My 6950X has been at 1.35v for two years with no ill effects.
You would have to define the duty cycle your CPU goes through to compare. Using the 6950X for typical 24/7 HEDT tasks like rendering, compression and encryption may be an entirely different workload to your own, always important to mention how the CPU is being used with any quoted voltages.
CPU: i7-6950X @ 4.1Ghz (-0.08V/1.30V Adaptive = 1.22V); Cache: 3.2GHz (1.07V); VCCIN: 1.90V @ LLC 5 12hr AVX2 Stable
RAM: 64GB @ 3000MHz (14-14-12-31 1T, 1.35V) 12hr GSAT Stable
GPU: EVGA Hybrid GTX 1070 @ 2076MHz Core, 8.6GHz VRAM, Stock Voltage 24hr [email protected] Stable