Intel Broadwell-E

Discussion in 'Intel x86 CPUs and chipsets' started by im late, Nov 16, 2015.

  1. ChinoPD

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    The 6800K should easily do 4GHz stable right?
     
  2. sanjeevlives

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    im guessing intel priced it so those on the 5 series didnt lose too much value
     
  3. NSanity

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    Or that cannibalising their Xeon margins for the tiniest of tiny segment of people who want 10 cores but somehow don't need the other things that go along with the Xeon platform is financially stupid?

    There is already a consider price drop compared to the Xeon equivalent.
     
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    They are catering for epeen mainly. People actually needing probably already have the xeons they require to do their job.
     
  6. NSanity

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    Pretty much.

    I mean I have a 5930K but that was driven by the fact my usage requirements don't fit inside 32GB ram.

    Skylake wasn't out when my Haswell shat itself, so i went X99. I grabbed the 40 Lane variant over the 32 because i planned on using PCIE Storage.
     
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    X processors are for three general types of market

    - Benchers who can afford to bin these CPUs <-- yes this is an actual interest for many many people (just look at how many on hwbot) me included
    - epeen factor <-- if you fall in this category no one gives a shit mate that you have a 15" doof doofs in the trunk...haha
    - Prosumers who do number crunching or rendering work, in which case business depreciation is a no brainer <-- nothing to say here = logical

    As above, I do not see any other reason someone would buy the 6950X, although the Xeon variant of it costs more. So :confused:

    Now, as an active member on hwbot, I would buy the 6950X, but I have limits. :upset:

    If indeed it ends up being $1723 USD, I am not buying one, mind you I spent tons more on that in my younger days on my 10 sec drag R34 GTR that I had..
     
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  8. Pookey

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    But you get a 100Mhz clock speed increase :Pirate:
     
  9. Gibbon

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    I'm still running a 3930K @ stock on an X79 board with 32GB of 1600MHz RAM. I use my machine for both games and work, but mostly work.

    I use some specialist mine planning software, but most of it is single threaded. I'd say maybe 15% of the time the software is using all 6 cores, but sometimes that's important, and at times having 6 cores does save me a fair bit of time.

    I'm still struggling to see a lot of benefit in upgrading, considering it would mean a new motherboard, CPU and RAM. Given the mostly single threaded nature of a lot of software I use, I've been tempted to change to a 6700K, but have still had trouble justifying the cost - partuclarly as it would take me backwards (probably) at those less frequent times when I'm doing something that's heavily multithreaded.

    I know it's probably a "how long is a piece of string" kinda thing, but how much performance improvement would I realistically see going to a 6850K @ stock with 32GB of DDR4?
     
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    Disappointing to see the price. No doubt this thing is fast at 10c/20t but at this price + the shitty AUD, this is really going crazy at $2500 a piece. USD1700 is much worst than the initial prediction at USD1500. This is becoming more and more of a niche product.

    The way I see it is workstation users will still prefer ECC and go with Xeon.

    Need to see how Broadwell E does the single core and all core turbo...
    Even the slowest 6800K has its price jacked up to $660:Paranoid:
     
  11. adamsleath

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    i7 6700k is 500$...and it has igpu...

    dunno i just wanted a step up from 4 to 6 cores for no particular reason.

    and i dont like buying 4 year old pc stuff. even though cpu's usually have a long life span...

    also i usually hold on to hardware until it dies...so paying a bit more over a long timeframe means it doesnt really matter so much to me...

    i like things that last.
     
  12. Radley

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    Yeah I was considering going balls out and getting the Extreme this time around, but $us1700 is ridiculous. I don't reckon you'd get much change from $3000 when they're released here.
    I'll probably just go the lowest Broadwell-E, get a good overclocking motherboard, some Dominator RAM and a good M.2 drive and that'll do for another few years.
     
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    Hmmm, yeah, makes it difficult to justify the cost.

    I guess at least I'm getting some good value out of the 3930K, considering this system was built in July 2012 ... (the gfx has been upgraded since then, but nothing else)
     
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    When's the Computex announcement? I thought it was meant to be last night.
     
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    mwave links are live

    2540 for the 6950x
    666 for the 6800k - coincidence? :weirdo:
     
  17. adamsleath

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    yeah buying the new -e chip is satanic

    ...you must buy our second hand stock...to enter the kingdom of heaven :lol:
     
  18. Radley

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    Holy hell the new CPUs are expensive. Is the only difference between the 6800k and 6850k 200mhz? I think that one's a no brainer for $300.
     
  19. ChinoPD

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    And the extra lanes I think. 28 lanes for the 6800K and 40 on the 6850K and above.
     
  20. Radley

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    Bit of a joke as all the CPUs would have been made the same. I'm not planning SLI, so the 6800k will do me.
     

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