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With identical performance to Skylake, Intel brings desktop performance to a standstill.
Originally Posted by TheMadDutchDudeYou can do that, but unless you have a Z77 or newer board (might even work on Z68) then you are going to struggle to boot from it without modifying your BIOS/UEFI.
The whole point of it, for me, is for it to be a rapid boot device and store a few games that really benefit from fast loading times (big maps for example) - that's what mine does.
Originally Posted by jinq-seaEDIT: @pb2000 - why is S2011 stupid?
Originally Posted by play_boy_2000It's a server socket, designed for 2/4 way systems running large numbers of VMs and/or large parallel workflows. Sure, it's fun to do this but confining it to a single socket is a crime, not to mention the $1700 price tag for the 6950X.
Originally Posted by RedFlamesso was Skt 1366... don't recall anyone whinging about that...
Originally Posted by play_boy_2000Sure, it's fun to do this but confining it to a single socket is a crime, not to mention the $1700 price tag for the 6950X.
Originally Posted by Mister_TadIntel launching a new dedicated "enthusiast" (but not too enthusiast) platform seems even more silly than having a one-way s2011 system.
The fact they even bother with X99 seems a bit of a gift to the enthusiast user tbh.
Originally Posted by LennyRhysIt's a matter of opinion - if your needs are met by a socket 1366 or 2011 system, then it's not a crime to use it. Now whether or not it's a "crime" to use a 6950X in a gaming rig is a different matter entirely, but still subjective.
And I'd strongly disagree that 1366 was ever overkill; it was a nice upgrade from the very best Core2 platforms and amazingly it is still able to hold its own in the multi-core performance stakes today. If I was to upgrade now (I probably will be in the summer) I'd be looking first at X99 because it meets my needs in a way that "non-enthusiast" systems don't. For me, going from six cores/twelve threads to, for example, a 7700K would be of virtually no benefit given my workflow. Conversely, going to a 5960X or any of a number of LGA2011-3 Xeons with 10, 12 etc. cores would be a tremendous upgrade.
Originally Posted by GravitySmackedYawn, I remember when new CPU launches were exciting.
Originally Posted by Harlequinget a pcie4x card for M2 on an older board?
Originally Posted by play_boy_2000It had a bad habit of being outperformed by a system costing half as much, a year later.
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