I’ve been thinking to finally upgrade to a high-end platform!
The current setup is an Intel ‘Haswell’ i5 4690K oc’ed to 4.2 with 2 980 Ti’s in sli
On a 1440p 144Hz panel, i need all the frame’s that i can push out of these cards!
But now the problem is that my cpu is getting bottlenecked with those 980 ti’s with some heavy cpu bound games, and i know its not worth the upgrade to an i7 Haswell…
So i was thinking for x99, just because these cpu’s also have more pci-e lanes available to use, and well just more future-proof for anything that come’s around i guess
In total i would need 20 lanes 8x 8x for the 980 ti’s and 4x (NVMe ssd)
And in my case this i5 only has 16 lanes.
So i’m already short and can’t get the best performance out of this ssd either…
So basically a i7 6800K would do the job just fine for it’s price point.
But what about the AMD Zen architecture? is it really possible that it could compete with Broadwell-E?
It also seems to have 30 pci-e lanes for the high-end part and also higher clocked.
And i know AMD is not all that great when it come’s to high end performance, just like it failed with bulldozer…
But i’m curious what this will become!
This took me some time to write and edit the crap out of it.
My English writing takes way to long
I’d love to hear opinions from the people than might have a better clue about the new zen architecture!
EDIT! it’s Broadwell-E instead of Haswell-E…