Go for x99 or wait for 100 series?

Discussion in 'Processors and motherboards Intel' started by Adil0n, Jun 10, 2015.

  1. Adil0n

    Adil0n Active Member

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    Title says it all, I'll want to upgrade my system's mobo, ram an cpu to something new, I expect to do it around september/november. Got my eye on Asus x99A with 5820k, but with Skylake and 100 series this close, I don't know if wait a bit longer and make a decision based on the benchmakrs.
    What do you think? What would you do?
     
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    I am going for skylake from my ivy, I guess it depends if you are going make use of the extra cores?
     
  3. Adil0n

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    That's the thing, I'm aiming for a gaming PC, I plan to wait for next year to get a GPU and let the market on DX12 settle a bit among us, but with all these net techs that supposedly are going to balance the load of graphics I don't know if I'll just be ok with a 4 or 6 core, or it will be best to wait a little longer and see how everything goes... thank god this week it's E3 and we'll get to see a bit more
     
  4. TyrantofJustice

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    how much of an improvement is skylake over what I have now?
     

  5. TheF34RChannel

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    I asked a similar question last week and the answers came to it's too early to tell, which makes at this point.
     
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    Guess we'll have to wait for our friend HH benchmarks
     
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    Any rumor on pricing? Gigabyte z170 looks very very good.
     
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    I would hold on a longer and see if they offer 59#0K with 8 cores/16 threads without having to pay the extra for a full-on 59#0X Extreme Edition, as IMO longer-term 8 cores/16 threads will outlast 6 cores/12 threads *, in much the same way as I7 980 (6 cores/12 threads) are still relatively competitive with the currant crop of 4 cores/8 thread CPU.

    * given how more and more game developers are doing 64bit .exe and utilising >5 or more cores in a balanced way instead of overloading 1 or 2 cores where pure GHz on single cores comes into play.

    I know myself there is little impetus for me at the moment to change from an I7 980, as my GTX780 is by far a huge bottleneck to performance in a game that balances load across all the physical CPU cores well, even so I wont be upgrading to anything less than 8 cores/16 threads, given how game development is progressing into using more cores better.
     
  9. TheF34RChannel

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    None that I have found, sadly, aside from the rumoured i7-6700 for $389.99 and i5-6500 for $249.99. I'm also curious what other (high-end) CPUs come out under the Skylake moniker other than the revealed models, and maybe 6-cores and 8-cores might come later? Maybe that's just wishful thinking. The i7-6700K might have nice out of the box clocks, if correct: 4.0 GHz stock / 4.2 GHz turbo.
     
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    I will do the usual for me and just go decent i5 and O.C like a mad man
     

  11. TheF34RChannel

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    Makes good sense yeah! The only reason I would consider an i7 version myself is not the hyperthreading but rather the highter out of the box clocks/turbo. Even though in another thread that I made in which I asked about upgrading to an i7-6700K and was advised not to with my current CPU, I am eager to see what Skylake can do - just like new tech :)

    To the OP's original question, I was advised to go for the hexacore CPU if I was set on replacing my CPU, with more cores being more future-proof. However, after having watched a couple OC3D TV vids reviewing the top and low end Haswell-E CPUs I came a bit back from that. They said that the extra cores are nice when you're doing heavy rendering but otherwise they're a waste and you're better off with a Devil's Canyon with its highter clocks, which would make Skylake a more viable upgrade. So, I would wait for a bit and see what Skylake can do. Going from your current CPU to either Devil's Canyon, Haswell-E or Skylake should all be nice factual upgrades, imho - but with the latter right around the corner, wait it out. And if they prove to be magical chips I might go one for myself after all.
     
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    For gaming, absolutely nothing. Only thing you will notice is less power being used by Skylake but framerates will be the same.

    X58 has proved that time and time again.
     
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    But, wouldn't it change with DX12? I mean, DX12 it's supposed to optimize the use of course threads and sli/crossfire setup, isn't it?

    @TheF34RChannel Thanks a lot for your answer, I think I'll take your advice and what for gamescon and a bit into September before I made a final choice
     

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