Review: Core i7 6950X / 6900K / 6850K & 6800K Processors (Broadwell-E)

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    iancook221188 Ancient Guru

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    disappointed in the prise hopefully it is just this one chip that is the bad overclocker
     
  3. Khronikos

    Khronikos Master Guru

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    Damn man, to see the 8370 up there like that in gaming. My CPU is right around that mark too. Basically little gain for high price. And new CPUs requiring Win 10 lol. I will be upgrading to Skylake or something at some point I guess, because I don't want Win 10 right now.

    Anyway, my CPU just needs a 1080. CPU power is so overrated for gaming sometimes.
     
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    Xuanzang Master Guru

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    How come you always get poor quality CPU`s Hilbert, don`t intel like much :)
     
  6. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Hey what can I say .. at least I achieved 4.4 GHz on all cores, it just required many volts with our sample. Perhaps with few BIOS updates temps will stabilize a bit better.
     
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    Nice one HH,just that price for 6950x,I expected around $1000 for that one,but that price I think is close to Xeon

    Thanks,Jura
     
  8. MegaFalloutFan

    MegaFalloutFan Master Guru

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    I have to say that IMO the review sucked, especially in video game department, instead of doing a proper last gen vs new gen comparison so people with previous Gen could see if its worth upgrading, we got top of the line Intels compared vs low cost AMDs that not really in the same price/performance category.

    Honestly, I have absolutely no idea now how fast 6800K vs 5820K in video games and if its worth upgrading, if it can be as easily overclocked to 4.5Ghz and how hot its compared to 5820K.
     
  9. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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    Thanks so much !
     
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    Hi HH

    Assume are have tested ES sample or did you tested retail sample? If its ES then I would expect poor OC

    Thanks,Jura
     

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    Seems you didn't try pushing uncore which is helpful for memory bandwidth and better L3 performance. I heard Intel was going to "unofficially" support Uncore overclocking with BWE.
     
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    when i woke up this morning i did not see this one coming... honestly HH how long have you been sitting on this one... good one :nerd:
    Great review as always, although the price tag OC performance on the big guns are disappointing, still a six core upgrade on a one of those brand new X99s would be something from my old companion mobe, when ever such a combo may arrive here, if it ever arrives here knowing where here is :3eyes:and never forget the insane price tag it is gonna show up with for the whole package.:bang:
    still for every day use and gaming i don know is it worth it to choose an X99 over a Z170 combo specially noting that 6700K can go head to head with the big size over priced brother.
     
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    This may be an upgrade path for me if it supports win 7, cos of weird hardware limitations I'm stuck there for now (firewire soundcard). Good review, HH, cheers, but that OC performance is a bit... meh.
     
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    Dude, if you wanna compare performance there are plenty of sites and software for that, giving the time HH was given for the review and effort i guess the benchmarks are more than enough to give you a clear view on over all performance comparison.
     
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    Ok. Now I am interested. Which would be the best option out of these to get? As in well either of the 6-core cpus I guess.

    Great review.

    Could be my next upgrade step.
     
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    So no need for me to upgrade my i7 3820 when it is only used for gaming then.
     
  17. Hilbert Hagedoorn

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    The 6800K has the sweet spot if 6 cores are enough for you as well as 28 PCIe Gen 3.0 lanes (opposed to 40). Being a K model you'll have the six cores at 4 GHz in no time eliminating the per core disadvantage.
     
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    Where does this info come from?
    I didnt see about win10 req in this review.
     
  19. Ryu5uzaku

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    Ok. It seems so. I don't need 40 lanes for sure, since I will be back to single card configuration. And the price difference between 6800K and 6900K is huge.

    Thanks for the input :) I will be upgrading later this summer so 6800K it will be most likely.
     
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    Very nice review HH good work again.Its a pitty if its true you can only use these newer cpu's on win 10.I'm running windows 10 on my second system from the beginning and i'm not really impressed.But all in all there will come a time we shall have to lay windows 7 to rest but not for now.(for me) :)

    If the cpu's supported win 7 i would consider buying a 6900K immediately.
     

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