Intel Core i7-6950X Broadwell-E has 10 Cores and 20 Threads

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  1. MegaFalloutFan

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    10 cores? There are 18C/36T Xeon CPUs that work flawlessly on X99 chipset
    If im not mistaken there are even more then 18 core, 20 or 25 but i might be wrong.
     
  2. MegaFalloutFan

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    Im in the same exact boat, my build is couple of months old, stable 4.5Ghz on WC.
    BUT im going to upgrade day one, well after i read a review about its overclockability and I recommend you to do the same.
    here is the main reason why: Its not my first time that im doing it, basically when you upgrade in the first month of a new CPU your old one still has almost its Full Value, if its clean and looks new you can get almost full price of OEM chip on ebay.
    if you wait a year you going to loose more on it.
    Old CPUs devalue MUCH faster then the newest line, so waiting for the new ones to be cheaper will make you loose MORE money then buying it day one and selling your old one.
    If you do as I said you can get a brand new Broadwell-E for 100$ TOPS (if you buy from same series ie sell 5820K and get the Broadwell equivalent of 5820K)
     
  3. snip3r_3

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    I really wish these have Quick Sync in them. Otherwise I don't see much use over current HW-E considering Broadwell had very minor IPC gains and was mostly about the IGP. Would be interesting if BW-E also has the IGP fully enabled, though a new motherboard configuration would be needed.
     
  4. Kaarme

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    My point was that Intel should have moved up to 6 cores mainstream by now (if competition was healthy). Opterons and Xeons aren't mainstream private consumer CPUs in my parts. You guys must be working as IT professionals for big companies if you feel like they are.
     

  5. snip3r_3

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    Mainstream doesn't need 4+ cores. The only significant performance differences you'll see from 4->6->8->n is in prosumer/professional applications. Games and most consumer workloads are lightly threaded and most likely more GPU/Internet/IO bound.

    And competition is actually healthy. Intel simply just isn't competing with AMD, it is with the likes of ARM (and losing it pretty badly). Due to mobility and constant across the board improvements, smartphones, (previously) tablets, and 2-in-1s are growing at a ridiculous pace. Intel isn't in most of those devices other than in larger hybrid devices. On the PC/traditional laptop segments, the market is relatively stagnant. OS overhauls are low, performance has gotten "good enough" for most non-demanding users, and the trend for new applications is to downsize/simplify them for mobile/tablet users. The typical PC lifespan therefore is much longer than a smartphone, causing less turnaround/new purchases (lower demand now with less reasons to increase it due to similar competing devices).
     
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  6. DeskStar

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    So new CPU and cores, but they are only allowing up to three GFX cards supported....? Maybe I'm seeing the diagram wrong in the pictures provided.
     
  7. RzrTrek

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    Whatever happened with faster cores?
     
  8. MegaFalloutFan

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    You have no idea LOL, one day I decided to test search the 18 core on ebay, and found it for just 550USD someone from taiwan was selling 5 of these, they all sold out in like a month.
    The deal with xeons you can find them dirt cheap on the second hand market, I guess people just steal them when they upgrade the servers or people that work for like big companies that have hundreds of servers steal some.
    I dont know but from time to time they appear on ebay from different people for funny prices.
    I wouldn't buy one for gaming thou, no overclocking, but if you do graphics, 3D or lots of encoding, go get one, they work on X99 platform
     
  9. GeniusPr0

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    Broadwell clocks like crap. I wouldn't doubt 4ghz being a good chip. There's really nothing special about these ecept the 10 core.
     
  10. Solfaur

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    The special thing should be that the 10 core replaces the 5960x 8-core price wise, and the new Broadwell-e 8 core comes down to say $800 etc. :rolleyes:
     

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    LOL at that clock speeds. It's enthusiast series, I'm mean come on.
     
  12. GeniusPr0

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    Maybe for U.S. users.
     
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    Generally speaking, some companies just toss out the old servers after wiping them. Sometimes they don't even do that. Alot of what you see are the companies that are hired to come toss them out combing through what is resellable. The issue with Xeons for gaming is that clock speeds are generally low, and they can't be overclocked. For render/server farms though, second hand Xeons are an absolute steal for hobbyists.
     
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    That's why nobody cared about Broadwell in the first place, you're right.
     
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    AMD seemed to think otherwise, coming out with GCN and the likes of 8 core consumer CPUs already a few years ago, as if they thought dx12 and its kin would happen much sooner. However, Intel still said lol, no, so Microsoft and others naturally didn't do anything because Intel dictates how the PC world moves.

    If we kept thinking this is enough, nobody needs more, computers would still exist only in governmental use and in the backrooms of big corporations. People used to laugh at the idea of PCs in every home. I seem to remember the first dual-core CPUs weren't universally applauded as the greatest invention, either. But maybe you are correct in the sense that breakthroughs in the GPUs would be more useful right now.
     

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    still only 40lanes PCIE? awhh man, would be great to get 3 way SLI running at 16x each slot.
     
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    So like I had mentioned before......how does that equate for people who want quad SLI?? As it states explicitly there is support for up to "3" discrete GFX cards on this CPU.

    Are we talking about the 16x8x8x8 implementation I have on my x79 2011V1, or just screwed for quad GFX support?
     
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    Low clock speed means slow? Are we back to 20th century?
     
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    the question is why do you want 4 cards any way? Besides epeen, dual cards is the sweet spot. 3 cards has major diminishing returns and 4 cards is just a complete waste
     
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    I realise am a bit out of the link in re current knowledge but am I right in saying core + all these threads are only so good as the game/program that can make use of them?

    I.E You are paying for all this power but it wont be used properly so you are better buying something which is A)cheaper B)Faster re cpu speed?

    Correct me if I got this slightly skew whiff..
     

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