I'd be happy with just 8 cores at 5GHz!
Posted by: Armed and Larry at Thursday, June 07 2018 04:27 PM (rTqn/)
Have I got a deal for you!
(Don't buy it. It... Well, it doesn't really suck, but it's certainly not worth building a system around.)
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Thursday, June 07 2018 05:10 PM (PiXy!)
My son's been using an i5-3570K for the last 4-5 years. Around January it stopped booting (that is, you could get into the BIOS and see the hard drives, but it wouldn't boot to any of them. I decided to build him a new PC--an i5-8400, because it was a decent upgrade.
Then I delidded the 3570K and replaced the thermal paste with something better. I don't have a spare case nor extra fans to put it in so I can't do proper testing its limits but I set it to 4.5GHz, changed nothing else, and ran Prime95. Didn't seem to have any problems except that after about 5 minutes the temps started going up, and up, and up, and I stopped it at 93 degrees. Presumably if I'd had a better cooling solution than one Hyper 212 Evo it would've peaked at a lower temp.
Not an 8-core 5GHz but we're getting closer. IIRC the limited-run i7-8086K will do an all-core 5GHz turbo with sufficient cooling, but it's only a 6-core.
Posted by: Rick C at Friday, June 08 2018 01:53 PM (ITnFO)
There's nothing amazing coming out just now, but last year was great and it looks like next year could be even better. We could be seeing 8 core mainstream desktop CPUs from Intel, and 12 or even 16 cores from AMD.
Plus PCIe 4.0 should start rolling out, which will effectively double the I/O bandwidth for new PCs.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Friday, June 08 2018 02:25 PM (PiXy!)
It figures--I just had a new PC ordered at work.
However I got an i7-8700, so it'll be a huge step up from the Haswell-era PC I'm using now.
I mean, you wind up always buying something that's almost immediately obsolete anyway, but at least I managed not to get an i5-7200 or something to replace my 4590 or whatever it is. Also I got more RAM, an SSD, and two new monitors that are an upgrade from what I'm using now.
Posted by: Rick C at Saturday, June 09 2018 04:05 AM (ITnFO)
The 8086 is truly a limited edition - I've heard they're only making 50,000 of them.
The 8700 is still the top Intel mainstream part, by no means obsolete... Yet.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Saturday, June 09 2018 12:00 PM (PiXy!)
Wow that's a lotta heat to dissipate. I have a 250W heater to warm my feet in the winter, so 1/2 the year I'd be set. 35CFM air flow too, like having a vacuum cleaner running next to you. Have to bolt it down so it wouldn't fly away, lol! I think I'll wait a bit longer.
Posted by: Armed and Larry at Monday, June 11 2018 07:46 AM (rTqn/)
If 7nm stays on track, next year's model should cut that to 150W and improve clock speeds. This is only for people who really need it.
I had two 125W CPUs running under my desk for about four years. Nice during the winter months. Now replaced both with a single 65W 8 core Ryzen.
Posted by: Pixy Misa at Monday, June 11 2018 03:16 PM (PiXy!)
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