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Hardware Intel Core i7-6950X (Broadwell-E) Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Combatus, 31 May 2016.

  1. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    The heat that these CPUs kick out is insane when house start cranking up the voltages. I can't get past 4.2 with the one I have here. :(
     
  3. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Yup. Depends on the board and CPU but I'd be very surprised to see one stable above 4.4GHz without high-end watercooling.
     
  4. N17 dizzi

    N17 dizzi Well-Known Member

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    Second paragraph several typos:

    "As well as the possibility of having 20 threads at your disposal alongside several graphics cards, there's more beeing unveiled today that just a 10-core CPU. If you're been following the rumour mill, then you'll likely have guessed the Core i7-6950X wasn't going to be the only CPU unveailed today.

    There maybe more as I have not read the whole article yet.
     
  5. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Yeah I stumbled at the start tbh.
     
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    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Oh yeah and it's 20% again :D
     
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    Fixed, thanks!
     
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    TheMadDutchDude The Flying Dutchman

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    Right now, that's probably going to be the limit until we get some cherry picked bits coming from Roman at CaseKing.de in the near future.
     
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    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Well, you know what to do ;)
     
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    Is there a likelihood with increased implementation of Vulkan and DX12 that more cores will eventually be utilised in games? This would make the enthusiast chips a better option than the ubiquitous 6700K.
     
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    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    It's possible, and not just because of new PC-related tech but with more cores predicted to be part of next gen consoles too (although we've heard that before). In fact many games take advantage of more than 4 cores today but a lot of this is in multiplayer which is impossible to test in a repeated fashion, or just in certain scenes offline.
     
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    Thanks, Anthony.

    I will not be upgrading from a 5930K. These prices, like a certain recent graphics card launch, are slightly ridiculous.

    Here's hoping Zen and Polaris/Vega clear up, with the blue and green greed machines on full tilt.
     
  13. Combatus

    Combatus Bit-tech Modding + hardware reviews Staff Super Moderator

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    Nah that's still a great CPU plus you already have something that offers the full 40 lane compliment so unless you desperately need more cores or Turbo Boost Max support then there's little point upgrading.
     
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    No it's fine dude 20% is quite befitting of something that costs what it does :D
     
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    Ha ha! Yeah, the value score probably wouldn't be that great to be fair ;)
     
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    Depends what the equivelent Xeon costs in truth. To how good the value is. You either need 10 cores 20 threads or don't
     
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    Page 2, 2nd paragraph: Turbo Boox Max
     
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    Final price for the 6950x appears to be $1,723 Scan have it listed for £1400
     
  19. rollo

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    That's more than my entire rig costs with either a 1070 or 1080 gpu lol. I am not the target for this sort of chip though.
     
  20. David

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    I think I'll leave this one to the peeners - seems largely pointless for home rigs.
     
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