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Intelfreak

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    Intelfreak got a reaction from Jdept in Benefits of having an M.2 SSD as the OS drive   
    If you are still on HDD for OS, you have been missing out a huge performance boost over HDD for ages. My self got my first SSD back in 2010 and i have never locked back since then.
     
    what ever we talk M.2 sata, M.2 NVme or normal sata SSD. they all have in common that they are by far faster than a harddrive. SSD will make your pc to boot faster, load games faster (but will not give you more FPS cause that is still done by CPU/GPU unless your hardrive i slower than a snail), programs will open faster and in generel use your pc will feels more responsive and will not have the problem of hanging while loading files unless your CPU cant keep up.
     
    today in my opinion every pc shut have a SSD for OS drive and for gamers an SSD for games is also really nice specially if you run games with alot of load sekvenses.
     
    Here my pc booting and shut down with a Samsung 950 PRO 256 GB M.2 NVMe SSD and this is a 8 year old X58 pc. Taken that in to account, i think my pc have a very respectable boot time after bios is finishing posting.
     
     
     
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    Intelfreak got a reaction from bomerr in General Intel HEDT Xeon/i7 Discussion   
    Dont be afraid of punishing your I7 980X, they can take a pretty good beating. Infact X58 boards and CPU a pretty hard to kill as long you stay away from high voltage and temps.
     
    I have a I7 980X as well and i have had it oc to 4.4 GHz at 1.43 volts the past three years and even for benchmark up to 4.75 Ghz at 1.55 volts a cold winter day off cause and despeite it is still going strong. All throw before you begin to OC your chip, replace that Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo with a better cooler. Evo 212 is not gear to handle the heat out put a I7 980X can put out at 4.4 GHz. I am using a Noctua NH-D14 to keep my max core temp at 75-77 degress Celsious under full load.
     
    Here is my bios settings for 4.4 GHz, uncore set to 3600 MHz. These voltage and setting are just a guide as your cpu might need higher voltage or has better silicone than my own so it can run with lower voltage as you do want if possible. lower voltage decrease heat out put, stress on the CPU´s transistors and will also mean a lower watt usage with will benefit your power bill. Note: the settings i am posting here is using the unlocked multiplier, you can overclock your I7 980X by BLCK as well if you prefer that, but that will need you to ajust more voltage than those i have a justed in bios now.
     
    https://imgur.com/a/bBjw4wA
     
    I see you are also a Samsung PRO 950 user on X58 as i am. excellent, welcome to the club.
     
    My system spec.
    Core i7 980X @ 4.42 GHz
    Noctua NH-D14 CPU 
    ASUS P6X58D Premium
    12 GB DDR3 ram Corsair 1600 MHz triple channel (6 x 2 GB)
    Samsung 950 PRO 256 GB M.2 NVMe SSD
    CRUCIAL MX300 2 TB sata 
    SSD WD RED 4 TB
    WD AV-GP 2 TB
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 GAMING
     
    Here are a few benchmark and game test from my own system. CPU oc to 4.4 GHz or around 4.7 GHz.
    https://imgur.com/a/uHjbbMg
     
    For those interested. Benchmark from my old I7 920 based system i had before I7 980X.
    https://imgur.com/a/WqD1iHK
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    Intelfreak got a reaction from Slayer3032 in General Intel HEDT Xeon/i7 Discussion   
    Dont be afraid of punishing your I7 980X, they can take a pretty good beating. Infact X58 boards and CPU a pretty hard to kill as long you stay away from high voltage and temps.
     
    I have a I7 980X as well and i have had it oc to 4.4 GHz at 1.43 volts the past three years and even for benchmark up to 4.75 Ghz at 1.55 volts a cold winter day off cause and despeite it is still going strong. All throw before you begin to OC your chip, replace that Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo with a better cooler. Evo 212 is not gear to handle the heat out put a I7 980X can put out at 4.4 GHz. I am using a Noctua NH-D14 to keep my max core temp at 75-77 degress Celsious under full load.
     
    Here is my bios settings for 4.4 GHz, uncore set to 3600 MHz. These voltage and setting are just a guide as your cpu might need higher voltage or has better silicone than my own so it can run with lower voltage as you do want if possible. lower voltage decrease heat out put, stress on the CPU´s transistors and will also mean a lower watt usage with will benefit your power bill. Note: the settings i am posting here is using the unlocked multiplier, you can overclock your I7 980X by BLCK as well if you prefer that, but that will need you to ajust more voltage than those i have a justed in bios now.
     
    https://imgur.com/a/bBjw4wA
     
    I see you are also a Samsung PRO 950 user on X58 as i am. excellent, welcome to the club.
     
    My system spec.
    Core i7 980X @ 4.42 GHz
    Noctua NH-D14 CPU 
    ASUS P6X58D Premium
    12 GB DDR3 ram Corsair 1600 MHz triple channel (6 x 2 GB)
    Samsung 950 PRO 256 GB M.2 NVMe SSD
    CRUCIAL MX300 2 TB sata 
    SSD WD RED 4 TB
    WD AV-GP 2 TB
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC2 GAMING
     
    Here are a few benchmark and game test from my own system. CPU oc to 4.4 GHz or around 4.7 GHz.
    https://imgur.com/a/uHjbbMg
     
    For those interested. Benchmark from my old I7 920 based system i had before I7 980X.
    https://imgur.com/a/WqD1iHK
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    Intelfreak got a reaction from ACV in 3950x 25th November 2019   
    Please don't call police, but I had to murder someone for this. Just kidding. 
     
    No the store I ordered one from, called me that they had gotten a few extra cpu home and asked if I whas still interested in one. Never had I dropped what I had in my hands this fast before and run out to my car and drive to the store. 
     
    And that is how I ended up with a Ryzen 9 3950X before Christmas. Still can't believe my luck on this. Also got a new nvme SSD to go with it. 
     
    https://i.imgur.com/9YqWcjl.jpg
     
    https://i.imgur.com/0kJUrYD.jpg
     
    https://i.imgur.com/gPQUiNL.jpg
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    Intelfreak got a reaction from DildorTheDecent in 3950x 25th November 2019   
    Please don't call police, but I had to murder someone for this. Just kidding. 
     
    No the store I ordered one from, called me that they had gotten a few extra cpu home and asked if I whas still interested in one. Never had I dropped what I had in my hands this fast before and run out to my car and drive to the store. 
     
    And that is how I ended up with a Ryzen 9 3950X before Christmas. Still can't believe my luck on this. Also got a new nvme SSD to go with it. 
     
    https://i.imgur.com/9YqWcjl.jpg
     
    https://i.imgur.com/0kJUrYD.jpg
     
    https://i.imgur.com/gPQUiNL.jpg
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    Intelfreak got a reaction from Keiran1983 in 3950x 25th November 2019   
    I am not jealous... Not at all. Still waiting for mine to arrive... Properly some time after new year
     
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    Intelfreak got a reaction from Lakobrija in Intel core i9 9990xe   
    Yeah you can tell linus about it, but hornestly it´s a bit stupid CPU on a dead or at least dying platform in my opinion. Sure you have 14 cores/28 threads at 5 GHz max boost clock and that is where the line snaps. The rest of this CPU is stupid in my opinion. Prices are way to high, aviability is very low, it runs hot AF, consumes power like a alcoholic drinks he´s alcohol and needs beefy custom water loop to keep temps under control.
     
    Not a CPU i would chose. At these price points, a Threadripper based on Zen 2 is way better choise or wait until intel comes out with 10 NM or heck just get the Xeon W-3175X in this price category seems more sensible.
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    Intelfreak reacted to Princess Luna in Intel core i9 9990xe   
    This is old news and Intel HEDT is dead.
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    Intelfreak got a reaction from unclewebb in General Intel HEDT Xeon/i7 Discussion   
    Yeah as they other said to you, dont be afraid to punnish X58 CPU´s. They can take a good beating. Intel reccoment 1.4 volts to cores as max for the 32 NM gulftown chips as your new I7 970 is based on and My own I7 980X that i feed 1.43 volts for 4.4 GHz for 24/7 use over 3 years so far and it has never shown signs of dying. For benchmark i have even feed it 1.55 volts for up to 4.75 GHz and my old i7 920 i have OC to 4.4 GHz as well in the last two years i had it. They can take some punishment is properly the point of my comment.
     
    My acchivements with my I7 920 and i7 980X. Clocks vary a bit, but to show that punishing X58 CPU´s dosent mean they dies on you that easly.
    I7 920




     
    I7 980X
    https://www.userbenchmark.com/UserRun/10037039





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    Intelfreak got a reaction from 5x5 in Ryzen 9 3950X or I9 10980XE. would you take amd or Intel?   
    I will have to agree with it all as it is true. Intel lack behind because of them staying on 14 nm for so many years now.
     
    3950X is a better choise over all. It might have 2 core less, but that is compensated by faster cores. 
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    Intelfreak got a reaction from snorlaxgangs in General Intel HEDT Xeon/i7 Discussion   
    That poor CPU. 1.53 volts is very high water cooled or not and becare full with 1.6 volts as this is where these chips are in a great risk of being fried and dies. But then again, its not an exspensive CPU any more, so if it burns out, Xeons are cheap any way.
     
    With that said i had a Asus rampage 2 extreme and a I7 920 in that to, until i got my hands in a bundle with an I7 980X and a seconds gen Asus X58 board (ASUS P6X58D Premium) together with a Noctua NH-D15. For benchmark i took my own chip up to 4.75 GHz at 1.55 volts. For every day use i dial it back to 1.43 volts at 4.4 GHz.
     
    A few benchmark of my own system. All benchmark are run with aircooling.
    I7 920
    https://imgur.com/a/WqD1iHK
     
    I7 980X
    https://imgur.com/a/uHjbbMg
     
    To achieve these clock speed on my I7 980X on air cooling. I have worked with the airflow in my old Antec Twelve Hundred case. With some ghetto mods used as well. But boy does it work.
    https://imgur.com/a/NLahrg9
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    Intelfreak got a reaction from Zando Bob in General Intel HEDT Xeon/i7 Discussion   
    Try to get uncore up to 3600 MHz or higher if possible. That will give you a higher score in Cinebench R15/R20 alone by doing that. Here is my I7 980X at 4.75 GHZ and uncore set to 4 GHz but memory only running 1520 MHz in Cinebench R15 scores 1103 points with 75 MHz less core clock and slower ram and yet score 2 points higher. Point of it: uncore is more importen than some people think for benchmark scores.
     

    R20 but only at 4.4 GHz and uncore set to 3600 MHz that is my daily driver setup. Havent brother with R20 with higher clocks as i am preparing to move on to Ryzen 3000 when Ryzen 9 3950X finally can be ordered.

     
    A few other benchmark with CPU at 4.7 GHz+ and uncore for these two test is set to 3780 MHz.
     


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    Intelfreak got a reaction from Slayer3032 in General Intel HEDT Xeon/i7 Discussion   
    Try to get uncore up to 3600 MHz or higher if possible. That will give you a higher score in Cinebench R15/R20 alone by doing that. Here is my I7 980X at 4.75 GHZ and uncore set to 4 GHz but memory only running 1520 MHz in Cinebench R15 scores 1103 points with 75 MHz less core clock and slower ram and yet score 2 points higher. Point of it: uncore is more importen than some people think for benchmark scores.
     

    R20 but only at 4.4 GHz and uncore set to 3600 MHz that is my daily driver setup. Havent brother with R20 with higher clocks as i am preparing to move on to Ryzen 3000 when Ryzen 9 3950X finally can be ordered.

     
    A few other benchmark with CPU at 4.7 GHz+ and uncore for these two test is set to 3780 MHz.
     


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    Intelfreak got a reaction from Mattias Edeslatt in General Intel HEDT Xeon/i7 Discussion   
    Yes please with two high clock Xeon´s in it. I really cant think of better X58 porn than that. Can you?
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    Intelfreak got a reaction from kaibsora in General Intel HEDT Xeon/i7 Discussion   
    I am going ryzen as well (waiting for Ryzen 9 3950X to come out) and take X58 out of its current job as being my main rig.
     
    My plans for X58 is to use it as a backup system if the new main rig has a breakdown and else make a dual or maybe triple boot of windows XP/windows 7/windows 10 and use it as a game pc for when friends come over and as a retro gamer as well.
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    Intelfreak got a reaction from Zando Bob in General Intel HEDT Xeon/i7 Discussion   
    I am going ryzen as well (waiting for Ryzen 9 3950X to come out) and take X58 out of its current job as being my main rig.
     
    My plans for X58 is to use it as a backup system if the new main rig has a breakdown and else make a dual or maybe triple boot of windows XP/windows 7/windows 10 and use it as a game pc for when friends come over and as a retro gamer as well.
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    Intelfreak got a reaction from LukeSavenije in General Intel HEDT Xeon/i7 Discussion   
    Tell me about it. Cost just as much as a new motherboard. It´s madness how X58 boards still holding prices after over 10 years.
     
    Just the board i have ASUS P6X58D Premium cost just as much as a cheaper new board on ebay. While you can get CPU´s nearly thrown at you, boards cost a crap toon of money.
     
    Just check, even my old i7 980X can still give a pretty penny on ebay.
     
    How can over 10 year old hardware still cost so much, Its madness.
     
    Also for those that might want to have a last look at my old junk. can se it here. Cause in the coming months it will be taken a part and temporary replaced by a AMD Ryzen 9 3950X with motherboard. Its only temporary until I can afford a case and some other stuff to my new main rig after I get 3950X. When that is done. X58 will be up and running again as a mix of backup, retro gamer and guest gamer pc.
     
    https://imgur.com/a/NLahrg9
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    Intelfreak got a reaction from Zando Bob in General Intel HEDT Xeon/i7 Discussion   
    ?
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    Intelfreak reacted to the pudding in General Intel HEDT Xeon/i7 Discussion   
    welp, few days without internet buy my X5670s rolled up, one didn't work at all but the other pumped this out, and yes that is the stable load voltage  : 
     
    Quite the upgrade going from an X5660 at 4.2GHz with 1.375v to an X5670 at 4.5GHz 1.32v
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    Intelfreak got a reaction from Uttamattamakin in Your FIRST processor?   
    The first cpu i ever bay from my own money brand new whas a Core i7 920 and a asus rampage 2 extreme mobo.
     
    I had a pc with an amd atlhon xp 1500+ cpu before that, but that whas a share pc between my sister and me and my parrent buy it for us bofh. 
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    Intelfreak got a reaction from Zando Bob in General Intel HEDT Xeon/i7 Discussion   
    For those that want to stick with X58 a while longer, but only have a I7/Xeon quad-core. Yes i will highly reccommend to get a cheap 6 core xeon. There really is a noticable difference when they first are overclock. I took the upgrade path from a I7 920 running 4.4 GHz at its end time i had it to an I7 980X. It whas totally worfh it.
     
    But i do also agreed with other people here. X58 is past its best days. For gamming its still desent, but games are beginning to beat up poor old X58. Metro Exodus and Far Cry New Dawn made me deisde that it whas time to move on from X58 some time next year (i cant really afford a new pc right now).
     
    Some compared I7 and Xeon quad vs. 6 core Xeons. I can share what my system score with an I7 920 and my current I7 980X. 6 core xeon will score the same as my I7 6 core at the same settings. All throw some of the benchmark does benefit from higher clock memory as well as high uncore clock.
     
    I7 920 oc to around 4.3 to 4.4 GHz


     
    I7 980X a mix of stock CPU, 4.4 GHz and my bench settings means oc to around 4.7 GHz








     
    two game benchmark. Far Cry 5 and the latest Tom Raider game.


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    Intelfreak got a reaction from r2724r16 in General Intel HEDT Xeon/i7 Discussion   
    For those that want to stick with X58 a while longer, but only have a I7/Xeon quad-core. Yes i will highly reccommend to get a cheap 6 core xeon. There really is a noticable difference when they first are overclock. I took the upgrade path from a I7 920 running 4.4 GHz at its end time i had it to an I7 980X. It whas totally worfh it.
     
    But i do also agreed with other people here. X58 is past its best days. For gamming its still desent, but games are beginning to beat up poor old X58. Metro Exodus and Far Cry New Dawn made me deisde that it whas time to move on from X58 some time next year (i cant really afford a new pc right now).
     
    Some compared I7 and Xeon quad vs. 6 core Xeons. I can share what my system score with an I7 920 and my current I7 980X. 6 core xeon will score the same as my I7 6 core at the same settings. All throw some of the benchmark does benefit from higher clock memory as well as high uncore clock.
     
    I7 920 oc to around 4.3 to 4.4 GHz


     
    I7 980X a mix of stock CPU, 4.4 GHz and my bench settings means oc to around 4.7 GHz








     
    two game benchmark. Far Cry 5 and the latest Tom Raider game.


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    Intelfreak got a reaction from Zando Bob in General Intel HEDT Xeon/i7 Discussion   
    Then try metro exodus, far cry new dawn or BF V with directX 12 enable. Then you will see your pc crying for mercy.
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    Intelfreak got a reaction from Zando Bob in General Intel HEDT Xeon/i7 Discussion   
    Spot on what i would have said my self. X58 has been fun, stable, amazing value even throw it whas not cheap back then but thinking for how long it has lasted, i will say it has been every penny wofh it. But X58 cant run from time and teknologi advancing.
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    Intelfreak reacted to Zando Bob in General Intel HEDT Xeon/i7 Discussion   
    Yeah, it's going from a good budget option to a full on enthusiast platform, it's only practical for people who just love tinkering with it, same as LGA775 boyes and their OCable rigs. 
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