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Old 06-17-2017, 10:16 AM   #1
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Intel Core i9-7900X (Skylake-X) Review

Hows a 10 core cpu overclocked to 4.7 on all cores at 1.25 volts sound to you? Here's the review...Skully are you listening....lol

"Our chip seems to be a good one and had no qualms about running at 4.7GHz across all 10 cores. Heck, it needed only 1.25V to make it happen."

Intel Core i9-7900X (Skylake-X) Review | bit-tech.net
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Old 06-17-2017, 12:13 PM   #2
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Re: Intel Core i9-7900X (Skylake-X) Review

I hear ya Ken, its quite the chip i9-7900X. 4.7GHz across all 10 cores,
and needs only 1.25V to get there, is
It would take mucho dinero to change over to,
from what I have now. My rig at this point in time,
handles everything that I do now, and does it well...

Thanks Ken, for the read...
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Old 06-17-2017, 12:17 PM   #3
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Re: Intel Core i9-7900X (Skylake-X) Review

Very interesting. From the specs provided so far in the review the Core i7-7820X looks the most inviting. 8/16 and 4.5MHz Turbo and at $599? Who could ask for more? I think there are some hidden blemishes like cache. The article said L3 goes from 2.5MB to like 1.35MB/core but L2 goes up. Also at the end they mention 4.6GHz and 1.28V but they also mention 100C and delidding due to high thermal density.

It will be interesting to see the store bought product benchmarks to find out the true performance. I am still loving my Haswell-E. Having 8 cores for $599 and 4.5GHz is awesome though and I am really interested on the benchmarks for that one but I do not like the high temps and hard to impossible to cool CPU. My Haswell-E is much more responsive to cooling which I want.
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Old 06-17-2017, 12:31 PM   #4
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Re: Intel Core i9-7900X (Skylake-X) Review

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I hear ya Ken, its quite the chip i9-7900X. 4.7GHz across all 10 cores,
and needs only 1.25V to get there, is
It would take mucho dinero to change over to,
from what I have now. My rig at this point in time,
handles everything that I do now, and does it well...

Thanks Ken, for the read...
Yeah Skully I thought you might be interested since your already at 14nm with Broadwell-E but it is too soon to talk about upgrading. We just got new processors lol. I am really happy where I am at. Not only with the over-clockable Haswell-E, but that I got the 6-core. I do not want more cores ATT. Now if Intel had a Skylake-X 6-core that ran stock at 4.8GHz I might be intrigued.

I moved from my Z97-WS to HEDT mainly because of PCIe SSD. At the time I was looking at the Samsung M2 slot SSD's and the Z97-WS did not provide a 4X M2 slot. But then came along PCIe SSD's and all is good. My current mobo handles PCIe X4 SSD and a great cool-able processor. That is all I need. I have it good right now with a CPU that runs beautifully at 4.3GHz on all cores with HT and if I get nonchalant with Vcore I can easily do 4.5GHz. I have a very fast 1.2TB SSD and a very fast 1TB backup SSD and a very over-clockable video card. I have a really wonderful system to play around with and I am grateful.
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Re: Intel Core i9-7900X (Skylake-X) Review

Yea ya brought things back into the right perspective. As my rig is
about the same as yours. I'm really happy with what I have, and grateful...
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Yeah our boards have a lot on them Skully, I am looking for this board to continue working and getting more mature with drivers and BIOS. I would say it is getting close to its end support cycle. It may even get pushed aside more with the release of X299. Our board did not come out with X99 in 2014. It came out 2yrs later in 2016 so I think ASUS already had a good leg up on it.

It is good to see thought that Intel is doing things different with Skylake CPU's. Finally we have some architectural changes with cache, higher core frequencies, and lower prices. Like I said, I would like to see that applied to the 6 core, the +8 core CPU's seem to draw too much power still from their reported temps.
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Old 06-19-2017, 02:31 PM   #7
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Re: Intel Core i9-7900X (Skylake-X) Review

SKX/X299 is looking good so far. I do think that the fact that Intel pushed up it's release date by two months is showing. I think it will take a couple of months to get the BIOS/Driver issues settled. Getting a new CPU/mobs & RAM was going to be more $$s than I care to spend right now anyway, so a new GFX card was it for me. Given the performance the two of you have on tap & the $$$$s invested, I don't think it makes sense to move. Cascade-Lake-X will be out in a year on Intel's 14nm ++ process and it should run cooler at the same speeds and will be a much more refined platform.
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SKX/X299 is looking good so far. I do think that the fact that Intel pushed up it's release date by two months is showing. I think it will take a couple of months to get the BIOS/Driver issues settled. Getting a new CPU/mobs & RAM was going to be more $$s than I care to spend right now anyway, so a new GFX card was it for me. Given the performance the two of you have on tap & the $$$$s invested, I don't think it makes sense to move. Cascade-Lake-X will be out in a year on Intel's 14nm ++ process and it should run cooler at the same speeds and will be a much more refined platform.
Will Cascade-Lake work on X299? You did real good with getting the card instead. That will yield satisfying game play instantly no matter what the rest of your system is like and yours is still a premium system. The card will also last you a long long time. I think NVidia is way ahead of the programmers.
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Will Cascade-Lake work on X299? You did real good with getting the card instead. That will yield satisfying game play instantly no matter what the rest of your system is like and yours is still a premium system. The card will also last you a long long time. I think NVidia is way ahead of the programmers.
Yes, Cascade Lake is LGA 2066. Still will need a new system soon, but SKX didn't turn out well for overclocking (massive power usage). Better motherboards will fix this issue to some extent, but the real answer is Cascade Lake (or Coffee Lake hexacore).

Finally used DDU to clean out my old drivers and got rid of some frame dips and stuttering problems I had. Trying out a new version of EVGA's POX overclocking software, so far, so good.
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Yeah, DDU will fix it for you. Going to such a different card after years I would definitely use it or else reinstall Windows.
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