Published on 29th August 2014 by
Originally Posted by HustlerGood for professional users I suppose as they have a genuine need for more cores, but for the likes of me, my 4690K will do just fine until the 4C/8T Broadwell chips come out next year...I think I'll upgrade to one of those, double up to 16GB of RAM and that'll be it for the next 3-4yrs.
With a GPU upgrade every 18mths or so, I really can't see me needing anything more.
Originally Posted by mikemaher205Am I being slow, but are some of your benchmark graphs incorrectly ordered? Some tests it is placed below a CPU that did worse, implying the CPU here is actually slower when it isn't?
Originally Posted by mikemaher205*puts on troll hat* I'm on a rampage after picking on your SSD review graphs! I love graphs...
*cough* Power consumption *cough*
Originally Posted by rolloYou know you can buy mobos with chips on for pcie lanes corky if your targeting gaming in that way you can buy that mobos. If your spending 1.5k on 3 gpus what's an extra £50 on a mobo.
Dmi 2.0 still has more bandwidth than can be saturated even with the 8 core CPU and top end ram. Still talking 20gbit/ sec bandwidth. Skylake will bring about the 3.0 improvements in dmi guess if it was ready it may of been on this chipset.
Originally Posted by rolloIf your gonna fill all those devices then your likely in a tiny niche of the market. Think I use 2 Usb slots and 2 PCIE slots. and 2 Sata slots.
As for PCIE lanes they are pcie 3.0 last I checked. using the PLX chip that is on those Mobos. Assuming you wanted them for gaming naturally.
Originally Posted by PookieSo can the the CPU's work in existing X79 boards with a BIOS update? Or are they locked to only work with X99 and DDR4?
Originally Posted by damien cThe 5960X is actually alot cheaper than I was expecting, and the performance is actually quite good and it's going to be a struggle to wait till next year to get one, when I get my annual bonus.
Originally Posted by mclean007I hate to be "that guy" but if you need to wait for an annual bonus to be able to scrape together enough money to buy one of these, are you sure you've got your financial priorities straight?! The chips further down the range offer much better value.
Originally Posted by PookeyheadThat's really disappointing for video editing. I was expecting it to be much faster than this.. I mean.. Haswell with 2 extra cores, and the video results over my 3960X are hardly worth the effort of upgrading. Only those interested in 3D rendering need bother with this it would seem. It seems to get a good trouncing by the 4970K in most things.
All in all.... what a waste of time. Why would anyone invest in this?
For an upgrade over SB-E it's a major disappointment. The power saving is nice, but not worth the cost to get it.
Looks like a 4790K is the way to go.
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