Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Within the Milky Way
1680v2 is a pretty decent processor in 2019, but it's only worth it if you already have an x79 board laying around. It has definitely breathed more life into the X79 platform, enough to still be a contender in 2019 as it performs around overclocked 2700x levels if not better in some scenarios. That quad channel memory and 25mb L3 cache has really helped it out.
We were just lucky, plain and simple. X79 has aged too well due to Intel's petty IPC improvements YoY, lack of AMD competition until just recently, pcie 4.0 being delayed, usb 3.0 still being the go-to standard as 3.1 still gains traction, and quad channel ddr3 offering good amounts of bandwidth and low latencies. So basically, we have the tech industry to blame for this board lasting as long as it has.
I remember back in the day when I was figuring out if I should go with 1156 or 2011, everyone told me that 2011 was overkill, you don't have a need for x and y, and games won't take advantage of HT. Fast forward 7 or so years, and things have changed a lot since then. If I had gotten a 2600K, I would have definitely upgraded to something else by now.
So now, we're entering a repeat of X79 with Threadripper which is basically quadruple everything. 8 cores is 32, maybe 64 with 7nm TR, 40 3.0 lanes is now 64 maybe 128 4.0, quad channel ddr3 is now quad maybe octa channel ddr4, and then you have all of the other little features here and there that add on to that. Difference is this time, I'm really trying to figure out how in the world I'm going to use more than 32 pcie lanes and 8 cores. But if history repeats itself, the industry will grow into these behemoth chipsets over time.
1680 V2 4.5GHz 1.33v | G.Skill Trident X 4X4GB 2400MHz | R4BE | Titan Xp + Morpheus II
Wasabi Mango UHD550 | Rosewill Rise | Thermalright LGM RT
Logitech G600 | G440 | Tt Meka G-Unit Cherry MX Black+Double O-Rings
JBL LSR308s | Temblor T10 | Custom headphones | TEAC-UD501+Passive Preamp | Emotiva BasX A-100
OCZ Vertex 4 256GB | 51TB DAS | SS Prime Ultra Titanium 1KW
Last edited by airisom2; 09-30-2019 at 03:52 AM.