Intel 6950X 6900K 6850K CPU Review

Slides and Further Reading

Intel 6950X 6900K 6850K CPU Review

Slides and Further Reading

Getting more from each single thread is just as important, maybe more so, than just throwing extra cores at the problem. Not every application is designed to take full advantage of such a bevy of cores and threads, and games are the worst culprits of all. So it's great to see Intel making each core work harder as well as providing more cores and threads for those applications which can utilise them.

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With any new CPU there is always a huge list of things that it does which your current model doesn't. The market would stagnate without manufacturers tempting you by offering things you don't enjoy at the moment, and the new Core i7s are no exception. The new overclocking features are, as we saw earlier, another layer than gives you even finer control over your overclocking exploits and the resultant benchmarks. Who doesn't like more tools to overclock without muddying the issue with unnecessary complications.

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You can never have too much bandwidth, and as our media requirements place a heavier toll upon our storage and memory than have ever been placed before, so the importance of the Thunderbolt 3.0 technology is brought into even sharper relief. Similarly if you go back a mere five years or so it's almost impossible to imagine the enormous impact that 'watching other people play' has had. Whilst "Let's Plays" have always been around, Twitch and similar streaming sites have revolutionised how we consume games.

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Most Recent Comments

31-05-2016, 03:09:50

Rak
4.4GHz on the 6950X is just mad O_OQuote

31-05-2016, 03:35:19

VIKTORARCH
total fail intel looking other sites test review shows 6800-6950 +2% sometimes -1-2% performance vs 3930-5930K and this after 4 years , and the 6950X would be good for 1000-1100$ max. Meaning you getting the same performance that was in 2012 =)Quote

31-05-2016, 03:40:14

King of Old Old School
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Originally Posted by VIKTORARCH View Post
total fail intel looking other sites test review shows 6800-6950 +2% sometimes -1-2% performance vs 3930-5930K and this after 4 years , and the 6950X would be good for 1000-1100$ max. Meaning you getting the same performance that was in 2012 =)
It will not stop people from buy them, Cause people like Intel over AMD and it's just the way it is.Quote

31-05-2016, 03:43:21

tolagarf
Nice review, although I'm quite happy with my 5930K boosting to 4.0 GHz on 1.017 volts Quote

31-05-2016, 05:04:07

GiantKiwi
I think i'd just rather get something like the the E5 2680v4 for about £100 more, as that is effectively its closest price competitor. Anyone buying the Broadwell E for anything other than compute reasons is clearly doing it for exorbitant e-peen reasons, not logical reasoning.Quote
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