My experience with skylake

by Aiba

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06-26-2016, 12:53 AM
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So a few days back, i splurged and bought myself a skylake CPU. Things didnt go the way it was planned.

Old Specs:
  • i7 920 OC @ 3.62 GHz
  • 12GB DDR3 @ 1333 MHz
  • Asus P6T
New Specs
  • i7 6700k
  • 8GB DDR4 @2400 MHz
  • ASrock H170 Pro
installed it no problem, my case was a bit of a bitch though.

Turn on my computer, run a few benchmarks and games to see the mad performance boosts i was promised

FINAL FANTASY XIV: Heavensward Benchmark
Tested on: 6/25/2016 10:03:20 PM
Score: 8358

Framerates for other games remained the same.


Fuck me the biggest waste of $500. Never upgrading the CPU ever again, Just gonna overclock till it actually becomes obsolete.
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06-26-2016, 02:40 AM
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Yeah, CPU upgrades shouldn't really be very frequent. I'm using an FX-8350 I got a few years ago, still fantastic, I can overclock it to whatever.
Some guys got it up to like 8.5gHz I think with liquid nitrogen cooling.
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06-26-2016, 02:54 AM
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(06-26-2016, 02:40 AM)aahgfdjhgrhgh Wrote: Yeah, CPU upgrades shouldn't really be very frequent. I'm using an FX-8350 I got a few years ago, still fantastic, I can overclock it to whatever.
Some guys got it up to like 8.5gHz I think with liquid nitrogen cooling.

If i could configure again all my setup i'd switch it for an i5. Anyway FX's are cheap and overall, good..

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06-26-2016, 02:57 AM
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(06-26-2016, 02:54 AM)laifot Wrote: If i could configure again all my setup i'd switch it for an i5. Anyway FX's are cheap and overall, good..

If I could find a way to do liquid nitrogen cooling without it just constantly evaporating/turning into gas and get my clock speed to 8gHz, that would be really dank.
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06-26-2016, 07:24 AM
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(06-26-2016, 02:40 AM)aahgfdjhgrhgh Wrote: Yeah, CPU upgrades shouldn't really be very frequent. I'm using an FX-8350 I got a few years ago, still fantastic, I can overclock it to whatever.
Some guys got it up to like 8.5gHz I think with liquid nitrogen cooling.

I would have expected some improvement after 8 years of not upgrading the CPU
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06-26-2016, 07:54 AM
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(06-26-2016, 07:24 AM)Aiba Wrote: I would have expected some improvement after 8 years of not upgrading the CPU

Yeah, you got me there, I would have assumed some bigger improvements if it was that many years.
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06-26-2016, 03:19 PM
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If nothing else, it'll be a bit more future proof, and I suppose you'd have much better performance if you were to ever play something like DayZ; or any other notoriously CPU-heavy game, for that matter. But yeah, after a certain point, CPUs don't really help much, in general. =w=
(PS: Pl0x send me your old parts, I'm still using an i5 650 ;__;)

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06-26-2016, 04:12 PM
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i'm running an i3 540 and the only thing that maxes it out is having a ton of google chrome tabs lol
most games depend almost solely on the gpu

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06-27-2016, 04:19 AM
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(06-26-2016, 04:12 PM)umu Wrote: i'm running an i3 540 and the only thing that maxes it out is having a ton of google chrome tabs lol
most games depend almost solely on the gpu
Surprisingly capable little thing, 2 core 4 threads @ 3GHz.. almost the same as my i5 650.

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