Question Go to X79 or stay X58

X58 or X79

  • X58 G1 sniper

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Feb 16, 2019
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So i currently have a X58 chipset with an X5650 @ 4.6ghz, I can get it to 5ghz plus but it thermal throttles so my question is should i upgrade my Gigabyte G1 sniper X58 board to a X79 board and cpu or should i keep the X58 and get a better cooler to get it to 5ghz + i have been debating it for a while since it is a rare sorta expensive X58 board Just give me some valid arguments.
 
I'd not be putting any more money into old systems for a couple more hundred MHz...

Wait till summer or fall, as this summer (rumoured July?) brings AMD's 3000 series desktop CPUs, where hopefully you can acquire a nice 6-8 core CPU that is FAR more efficient and better performing even if near the same clock speeds. (Rumours of AMD's 8 core offerings equaling or surpassing the 9900K's performance are very interesting!)

Goofy Intel is bringing out a 10 core 14 nm CPU this fall (allegedly to seem to keep with/counter 12 core Ryzens?), but, I can't imagine this even keeping up with 9900K in most games due to thermal limitations and lower clocks needed for TDP limits. (IMO, we want a die shrink so we can have more clockspeed in 6-8 cores at lower power, not two more cores and 25% greater heat within the same surface area heat spreader...)
 
Feb 16, 2019
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I'd not be putting any more money into old systems for a couple more hundred MHz...

Wait till summer or fall, as this summer (rumoured July?) brings AMD's 3000 series desktop CPUs, where hopefully you can acquire a nice 6-8 core CPU that is FAR more efficient and better performing even if near the same clock speeds. (Rumours of AMD's 8 core offerings equaling or surpassing the 9900K's performance are very interesting!)

Goofy Intel is bringing out a 10 core 14 nm CPU this fall (allegedly to seem to keep with/counter 12 core Ryzens?), but, I can't imagine this even keeping up with 9900K in most games due to thermal limitations and lower clocks needed for TDP limits. (IMO, we want a die shrink so we can have more clockspeed in 6-8 cores at lower power, not two more cores and 25% greater heat within the same surface area heat spreader...)
The only reason i want to stay with older hardware is the price to performance, i dont see anything justifying spending a lot more money on mainstream when i can get a 10000 on passmark with my $10 xeon
 

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