Intel 6950X 6900K 6850K CPU Review
Published: 31st May 2016 | Source: Intel | Price: |
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.
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.
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.