Review: Core i7 6700K processor

Discussion in 'Frontpage news' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Aug 5, 2015.

  1. xIcarus

    xIcarus Master Guru

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    Speak for yourself. I render stuff as a hobby and I sure do appreciate a 25-30% cutdown in render and simulation time. I can render on 3 cores overclocked, keeping one core for browsing the internet, and still get better render times than stock on a relatively light 4.6GHz.
    In the end after dozens of test renders I save up quite a bit of time.

    Not to mention CPU bound games. Starcraft 2 sees massive benefits and Elder Scrolls Online jumps from 50-60 FPS in cities to around 80. Yes, I have a 144Hz monitor before you comment on 60+ FPS being useless. Don't generalize. There are situations.

    You've basically come on an enthusiast forum where people overclock the crap out of their hardware and bash overclocking saying it's useless? We have a lot of empirical evidence proving you wrong. If I were you I'd not comment on this subject any further. You are simply wrong.
     
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  2. Netherwind

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    More here : http://www.overclock.net/t/1568288/skylake-i7-6700k-lose-to-haswell-i7-4790k-in-gaming#post_24265458

    Now, I'm not saying it's true but might still be a fun read :) Most people seem to bash that site saying it's fabricated.

    Yea figured that I got the money so why not :) According to what I've read it's a high chance it will clock to 4.6GHz which is better than what I got now (4.3GHz).

    Sure, you're right but that's what PC gaming is about right? Upgrading to better stuff every once and a while. Plus few things beat the smell of new hardware :)

    Ah yes, I've not seen it myself but I've heard good reviews about it :)
     
  3. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    You guys get wounded up too easily with trolls. Just ignore them
     
  4. Fender178

    Fender178 Ancient Guru

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    Not agreeing with you had nothing do with me reporting you. You said a disrespectful thing towards other users here.
     

  5. tsunami231

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    well this thread got derailed, where are mods? to put stop to this?
     
  6. Fender178

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    Well Ice said that infractions have been given out.
     
  7. formula1

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    it would be slightly more beneficial for enthusiasts to do a standardize 4 ghz clock for clock comparison to get an idea of actual ipc increases ?
     
  8. Supertribble

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    Dude what? There's nothing garbage about the 920. Sure it's old but still good.
     
  9. Darkest

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    If I was him I'd buy a second hand Xeon for £50-60 and overclock the crap out of it. Small expense and another 2-3 years (at the least) of solid performance. The X58 platform still has life left in it tbh.
     
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  10. mitzi76

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    Yep agree mines still chugging along quite happily. Still playing games fine...although I would like to do a new build just for the sheer fun/change/perf.
     

  11. IcE

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    The 920 in my books is the best CPU of all time. It's been able to put down great performance for how many years now? Just shy of 7? That's pretty incredible. It usurps the previous legend, the Q6600.

    As for the massive derailment, let's get back to what this thread is about, which is the 6700K release. No more discussions relating to the benefits of overclocking, please :rolleyes:
     
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    Some people here are still using their 980X 6core 4Ghz+. That CPU is a dinosaur and still kicking some ass. Probably gonna live couple of more years.
     
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    In the words of an aging T-800 "Even if something is old, does not make it obsolete."
     
  14. bigfutus

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    But hobos can use it for heating, so 920 will continue its journey to make someone happy.
     
  15. BarryB

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    Say what!! I'm running an i7 920 as my works desktop, sure it's not an high end gaming rig as it's only got a GTX460 but has 12GB RAM and SSD and this still has plenty of power to run the latest photoshop/creative suite, office 2013 and yet runs Kholat at 1440 x 900 without any lag :D
     

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    I went from a Core 2 Quad to this i7-4790k. Pretty sure I can skip this chip.
     
  17. H83

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    So the 6700K and respective MBs have started to show up in portuguese stores and the prices are a little absurd... The 6700K starts at 390€ and a good MB like the Asus Deluxe costs around 330€! I don´t know what those guys are smoking but it must be really good (and powerfull...).

    Fortunately they are selling the 6600K at a more reasonable price, around 270€, and there are good MBs also at decent prices like the Asus Republic of Gamers Maximus VIII Hero that Hilbert just reviewed, at 240€.

    It´s just me or Intel and their partners just increased their prices with the release of Skylake for no good reason?...
     
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    Well, if these are the prices for "mid-range", then we can expect even worse from the X99 successor, Skylake-e or whatever it'll be called.
     
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    Intel didn't raise the price; it's your local VAT and retailers that is to blame.

    The i7-6700k costs $350 USD, that's 319 euros. You have a 23% VAT in Portugal = 393 Euros. Any additional costs are just profit margins by your retailers, they also have to eat.
     
  20. H83

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    True but last year Intel released the 4770K and 4570K and they cost around 320€ and 230€ respectively and the VAT was the same as now, like the margins. And the 4790K/4670K followed the same prices. Also an Asus Z97 deluxe was priced around 250€. So i´m still missing a reasonable reason for this price increases. At least a reason other than pure greed...
     

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