Intel Core i7-6950X

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  1. TheNamelessPoet

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    So this Processor has 10 cores...

    Intel Core i7-6950X 3.0GHz 10-Core OEM/Tray Processor

    #1 what is a Tray Processor?
    #2 being that it is OEM is that why it is $1800+?
    #3 Money is no object, I mean multi millionaire and buying this will make NO difference on not being able to buy other parts for the PC, would it be useful at ALL for gaming or can nothing use that many cores yet?

    I am relatively new to understanding the cores stuff.
     
  2. TheNamelessPoet

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    Or this one for that matter...
    Intel Xeon E5-2699 V4 2.2GHz 22-Core OEM/Tray Processor lol
     
  3. Intel_man

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    To answer your questions...
    1. It comes in a tray of processors rather than boxed individually for retail sales. Trays are usually for large OEM manufacturers who put them in their own branded computers.
    2. It's a flagship Intel Extreme chip. That's why it costs that much. Also, it's got 10 cores... plus hyperthreading.
    3. No. No games will benefit from the 6950x with possibly the exception of Cities Skylines that have seen a few fps increases, but definitely not enough to warrant the extra $1400 over a 6700k.
    Any processor with ridiculously high numbers of cores are generally targeted towards server, rendering, or compression uses. There's probably a few other uses that benefit from high core count, but gaming is not one of them.
     
  4. TheNamelessPoet

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  5. Intel_man

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    A lot of that is seriously unnecessary.
     
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  6. TheNamelessPoet

    TheNamelessPoet Member

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    Yea, but when money is no object, why not right... I bet I can get Minecraft at 2k FPS lol

    I mean in all honesty, the process and Mobo are decent and with 16 Gig maybe 32 or ram and reasonable HD's right?
     
  7. Intel_man

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    You probably won't.

    You really don't need a 6900k. Even a 6850k is sufficient if you're looking at running SLi. The extra cores aren't going to give you a performance boost in games anyways.
     
  8. TheNamelessPoet

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    I am not totally sure WHAT SLi is TBH lol. The 2 GPU's are hooked together to combine the processing power correct?
     
  9. beers

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    1) There's generally tray/OEM and Retail. This one wouldn't come with any box or packaging and you'd just get the CPU. Here's a tray:

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    2) It's the only 10c/20t consumer CPU on the market and is priced with a corresponding profit margin.

    3) You'd probably be better off with a multi socket Xeon system at that level.
     
  10. TheNamelessPoet

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    now if I could just build a USABLE PC with 21 CPU's lol.

    Thanks for all the info guys :)
     
  11. Geoff

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    For $9k, the fact that you have a Samsung 850 EVO drive makes my skin crawl. I thought you wanted performance? You should get a Samsung 960 Pro M.2 SSD.
     
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  12. Intel_man

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    Or an Intel 750. But yeah... his build is pretty bad for the value.
     
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  13. Laquer Head

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    I'm not sure why people post threads like this. You aren't going to be building this, you know this..I know this. You are wasting peoples time building and asking questions about some ludicrous build you have no intention of buying.

    When people say 'money is no object' that is a guaranteed RED FLAG that you are just messing around and being a time burglar. When you actually get serious and decide on your real budget of $1000 total, come and ask for help - till then, stop being foolish and flexing like you are impressing anyone on here..cause your not.
     
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  14. Geoff

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    A Samsung 960 beats the pants off the Intel 750.
     
  15. Intel_man

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    Depends on what you're using it for.

    The 750 is still faster in most of the deep queue performance considering the 750's been out for quite some time now vs the 960 pro. It also probably won't thermal throttle as fast as the 960 in sustain read/writes.

    Having said that, none of that is significant to the general public... unless for whatever the reason is, you're a super heavy user.

    It'll also be interesting to see how the successor to the Intel 750 will perform.
     
  16. Geoff

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    Eh, benchmarks seem to show that the 960 is better in practically every regard. Although they didn't test thermal throttling.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/product/1458?vs=1811
     
  17. Okedokey

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    You'd be better off balancing all the system and get a PCIe SSD, fast processor and fast ram and storage rather than spend it all on a processor.
     
  18. TheNamelessPoet

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    I already did that :) I had other questions that wee answered and was just interested in a "if money is no object build" what would be the best I could buy is all. I shall take my hurt feelings and go sulk somewhere else.
     
  19. Laquer Head

    Laquer Head Well-Known Member

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    No need to have hurt feelings.. these kinda threads get posted too often and at the end of the day this is a community to help people, not waste time making dream builds that nobody has any plan or source to make reality.

    Nothing personal
     

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