>>52514932 Don't think so, I saw the disappointment coming months in advance, but it turned out even worse: >barely any improvement over Haswell >early troubles with SLI not working >CPU bends under pressure >flat out crashes when crunching big numbers
It's only because AMD is in such a bind right now that Intel could have released this travesty and kept a straight face on. Honestly, I really hope Zen puts some heat under their asses, or the future is going to look bleak.
Just wait bro, Zen and Kabuto Lake and Skynet and Cum Drum Sally Scum will change EVERYTHING. We're talking three or four hundred times the quadra-processing power and at least fifty thousand times the mega-RAM interstellar hyperthreading.
>>52515353 pretty much this. For games you don't need a fast CPU, while for productivity X99 can be had for not much more than Z170, but you get 50% more cores. The 6700K doesn't really make sense in either role.
>>52515309 Inferior stepping, dodgy bins, potentially second hand (probably not), TDP issues, heatspreader not affixed perfectly, higher incidents of defects or failure from particular model, finicky about RAM compatibility, temperature diodes inaccurate/broken.
I built a AMD FX8320 -based PC a few years ago, excepting to completely skip the current "Core" generation. I expected Intel's next "tick" to be sometime early this year.
In the end, Intel's rehashing the same thing again and again mostly. The next "tick" won't happen before late 2017 or so now and we're having a series of "tock" in a row.
I'll be upgrading to Skylake this year, still. I need more raw core performance in my CPU now than before. Likely a i5-6600k.
I'm conflicted about going the Skylake route, though, but my AMD FX is showing its limits even if I had fun using 'make' with all its cores. I can't really wait for AMD Zen later this year either (and I expect it to only match Intel's offering at best when it comes to single core operations, not surpass it).
>>52515436 >heatspreader not affixed perfectly, higher incidents of defects or failure, finicky about RAM compatibility
Westmere is from January 2010 Sandybridge is from January 2011
There's not much difference between both of these, one is 5 years old, the other is 4 years old. TDP is the same if you conpare xeons. Ram compatibility is the same ddr3 sticks as always (westmere with triple channel could have more ram than sandy). Even core duos had ddr3 ram. Everything is the same, sandy is around 20% faster but thats it. Why does westmere cost 3 to 4 times LESS
>>52514932 The last time I had a PC was a really long time ago when I got a rig with a Pentium 4. I survived on a laptop until Christmas, when I bought myself a Skylake rig. Fastest thing I've ever laid my hands on.
>>52514932 I upgrade to a 6700k from a 965 black. So yeah, it was a good upgrade for me. Was gonna just get the 6600k, but they had one 6700k left, it was 100 bucks more then the 6600k and came with Just Cause 3 which I was gonna buy anyway, so...
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