Broadwell-E Owners Thread

Discussion in 'CPUs and Overclocking' started by Arachnotronic, May 31, 2016.

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Which Broadwell-E did you buy?

  1. Only the best for me, 6950X!

  2. Eight core goodness, 6900K.

  3. Six cores with lots of PCI-E lanes, 6850K.

  4. Six cores and 28 PCI-E lanes on the "cheap," 6800K.

  5. I own a Haswell-E, am not buying Broadwell-E, but demand to be represented in this poll!

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  1. Brent

    Brent Member

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    The Gigabyte GA-X99P-SLI doesn't look too bad, but be careful with the BIOS if you go for any of the BDW-E CPUs: you aren't guaranteed compatibility out of the box for the new CPUs with an "older" motherboard like that one or the GA-X99-UD3P.
     
  2. IndyColtsFan

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    If I had to buy today, I'd probably go with the 6800k or, if on sale, the 5820k or 5930k. I think the discussion here today has convinced me that X99 is probably the way to go.
     
  3. mnewsham

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    Yeah, i'm not sure if MSI was particularly good about it, but i've had a BIOS available since early/mid april that added support for Broadwell-E and EP. Even supports the new 22 core 44 thread bastard in the form of the E5-2699 v4. Not that I will ever have a reason to need 22 cores and 44 threads. :D
     
  4. palladium

    palladium Senior member

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    Probably 6800k. 6900k if i have more spare cash. My nehalem has served me well but I can feel its time is up. All i'm waiting is for GP100. Or maybe I should go 6700k/gtx 1080 now..
     
  5. rchunter

    rchunter Senior member

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    I'd like a 6800k. I already have a evga 980ti so that's fine for now. We will see... Maybe in the next few months I can finally upgrade from x58 chipset.
     
  6. AdamK47

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    6950X @ 4GHz vs. 5960X @ 4GHz

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  7. Brent

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    Why does this remind me of the old "640K ought to be enough for anybody." quote (that may or may not be legitimately tied to Bill Gates)? Hah! :cool:
     
  8. biostud

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    Asrock X99 professional or Asrock X99 OC formula. I think Asrock was the first company with a BW-E ready bios.
     
  9. Aristotelian

    Aristotelian Golden Member

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    Decided. I'm getting the 6950X. I voted now but will be ordering it when the Asus Rampage V Edition 10 is out. Good news is that the price has already dropped a bit in the EU from EUR 1799 to around 1710, so...(lol).
     
  10. Drazick

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    I want 6 / 8 Cores + Iris Pro 580 + 128MB eDRAM + 140W TDP.

    Where can I get one or vote for one :)?
     
  11. Arachnotronic

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    Congrats! Let us know how it overclocks.
     
  12. Arachnotronic

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    Nice. Is 4GHz as high as it goes? What Vcore did you need in order to hit that frequency? What temps are you seeing at load?
     
  13. LTC8K6

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    Turn off 2 cores on the 6950 and see how they compare?
     
  14. crashtech

    crashtech Diamond Member

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    Do you plan to run Cinebench 11.5, if only to add your result to the thread?
     
  15. AdamK47

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    4GHz is all I tried so far. It's the same speed I ran my 5960X at. I'd be happy at 4GHz for 24/7 use.
     
  16. AdamK47

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    I'll try to run it later.
     
  17. Rvenger

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    My 6800k will be here Friday or Monday.
     
  18. crashtech

    crashtech Diamond Member

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    That's probably true, and if anyone has a problem mating an older X99 board with a Broadwell-E chip, they might send it to someone like me with a Haswell-E that would flash it for them.
     
  19. Arachnotronic

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    Congrats man!
     
  20. 2blzd

    2blzd Senior member

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    I don't know if I can't until mid July like I was planning for this...

    Been working in Lightroom all week and my 4 core lynnfield is not cutting it. UGH

    I need that 6800k NOW!
     
  21. Arachnotronic

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    6800K is an awesome chip, hope you can get it ASAP.
     
  22. sauria

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    Have you tried the 3.1 BIOS?
     
  23. sauria

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    Thanks, my 5960X does 4.5 GHz pretty easily. Can the Broadwell-E do this?
     
  24. 2blzd

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    I'm ready to buy this but for some reason I can't...

    That skylake-x announcement...I need a new CPU now so its moot, but still...I'd rather invest into a platform with 3 generations of CPUs...Where as broadwell-e is the last gen of x99


    On another note, I was planning on getting a Noctua NH-D15 for it...is that good enough? what cooler are you all running?
     
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  25. RaistlinZ

    RaistlinZ Diamond Member

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    Got my 6800K last week. I was able to get it for $399.99 with a gift card, which I think is a good price.

    I can only overclock to 4.3GHz so far at 1.325v. At 4.4GHz the system would immediately lock up. 4.3GHZ seems about normal for the 6800K so I guess it'll have to do.