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    Intel Core i7-6950X (14nm Broadwell)

    Unleash the deca-core beast!
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    Re: Intel Core i7-6950X (14nm Broadwell)

    How disappointing I guess there *may* be some kind of justification in getting this top of the line one due to the extra cores (if for some reason you're stuck in a single chip environment) but it looks like the rest of the line won't be any improvement over ye olde Haswell-E.

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    Re: Intel Core i7-6950X (14nm Broadwell)

    In the testing methodology table, you have put 10/20 cores/threads for the 5960X (instead of 8/16).

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    Re: Intel Core i7-6950X (14nm Broadwell)

    Hexus, are you sure about this bit?

    Quote Originally Posted by hexus
    For reasons that still remain a mystery, Intel decided to hamstring the Core i7-5820K, for gamers at least, by limiting the number of PCIe lanes emanating from the processor from the usual roster of 40 down to 28. The same mistake is not made on the Core i7-6800K, which retains all 40 lanes, meaning its $412 renders the next chip up, the 6850K, moot for the savvy purchaser.
    Other reviews I've read say the 6800k is cut to 28 again:

    Quote Originally Posted by anandtech
    When Intel introduced Haswell-E, it experimented with a new type of product separation: it also varied the number of CPU-host PCIe lanes among the SKUs. This practice continues in Broadwell-E, in an almost identical fashion. The lowest end CPU has 28 PCIe 3.0 lanes, capable of three-way GPU setups (and no 2x16 setups), while the other processors have a full 40 PCIe 3.0 lanes, allowing for four-way GPU setups or different combinations therein.

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    Re: Intel Core i7-6950X (14nm Broadwell)

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Hexus, are you sure about this bit?
    you are right, the 6800k has 28 PCIEx lanes.

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    Re: Intel Core i7-6950X (14nm Broadwell)

    I doubt Intel intended this for gamers somehow...
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    Re: Intel Core i7-6950X (14nm Broadwell)

    I would like to see this in my DEV PC, when running a build, my CPU is at 100% for some time (i5-2500K).
    This could help me...now,where do I find that 1723USD ... :-)
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    Re: Intel Core i7-6950X (14nm Broadwell)

    Looks like intel ARK confirms the 28 lanes also...

    http://ark.intel.com/products/94189/...up-to-3_60-GHz

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    Re: Intel Core i7-6950X (14nm Broadwell)

    Quote Originally Posted by Pleiades View Post
    I doubt Intel intended this for gamers somehow...
    You'd be wrong..



    https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/ww...us-gaming.html

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    Re: Intel Core i7-6950X (14nm Broadwell)

    If you look at the games performance you would see its utterly pointless. Just buy a 6700K and a better GPU and still have money left.

    Render monster, gaming pointless.

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    Re: Intel Core i7-6950X (14nm Broadwell)

    Performance as expected to be honest but that price is a complete and utter joke.

    Seriously for the people that truly need/want 10 cores (ie 3D rendering, video editting etc) most programs now offer network rendering so you can pool rigs together so based on the listed price of nearly £1400 you can buy 2x 6 core machines and have MORE performance for the price of 1x 10 core machine.... yeah you need more desk space and it uses more power but I know which way I'll be going.

    The only thing we can hope for now is that Zen really does have similar performance and it brings the prices down.

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    Re: Intel Core i7-6950X (14nm Broadwell)

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Blimey, I guess they're not over-estimating gamer's intelligence then
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pleiades View Post
    I doubt Intel intended this for gamers somehow...
    Having said that:

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/10382/...d-gtx-1080-gpu
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    Re: Intel Core i7-6950X (14nm Broadwell)

    I guess I'll be keeping my xeon-5650x hex-core @ 4.0GHz for another generation or two then.
    While a newer chip would arguably provide more cores, with relatively few exceptions 4 is about as much as most programs can leverage. This leaves me with an additional 2 cores.
    While there is a 10% per-clock improvement from arch to arch, that puts my chip about 20-25% per clock slower than this latest beast. Meaning that @ 4GHz I'll gain mothing without overclocking anyway and thus puts my chip as leading performance above mainstream levels required for gaming.
    Also with DirectX-12 purported to be more multi-core friendly I'll be ably to use my 2 additional cores to increase my performance to meet/exceed the current Sky/Kaby-Lake quadcore mainstream.
    And intel have the gall to charge these kinds of exorbitant prices for cores that are already over 1 generation and architechture behind and lagging fast - against chips that they released half a decade ago that are available almost free on eBay that perform equally well?

    Yeah I'll wait until either another Amd Athlon-64 moment causing intel to pull another Core-Number-Numeral outta their rear or wait until my current chip either dies or is less than 75% of a non-overclocked mainstream chip.

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    Re: Intel Core i7-6950X (14nm Broadwell)

    This one isn't meant for normal gamers, it's for streamers and gamers that do video editing. Having 6 extra cores makes a huge difference for those purposes. Any other gamer should be perfectly served with the 6 core version for the next 5 years.

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    Re: Intel Core i7-6950X (14nm Broadwell)

    It's a £1500 desktop chip...

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