- Jan 28, 2012
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|Processor||Intel Core i9 9880H|
|Video Card(s)||AMD Radeon Pro 5600M, 8GB HBM2|
|Storage||1TB Apple NVMe, 4TB External|
|Display(s)||Laptop @ 3072x1920 + 2x LG 5k Ultrafine TB3 displays|
|Case||MacBook Pro (16", 2019)|
|Audio Device(s)||AirPods Pro, Sennheiser HD 380s w/ FIIO Alpen 2, or Logitech 2.1 Speakers|
|Power Supply||96w Power Adapter|
|Mouse||Logitech MX Master 3|
|Keyboard||Full Size Wireless Apple Magic Keyboard|
Haswell-E has up to 16 or 18c CPUs on the Xeon lineup. It's not like Intel can't make these CPUs, it's just that your average consumer would probably see less performance for the clocks these CPUs have to run at.Exactly!
BTW: Thanks for writing posts for me.
I'm also on 3930K for a while now and am eagerly awaiting 8-12 core 6960X (or whatever it might be called then).
Regarding core-count: The current-gen HEDT chips based on Haswell-E are in fact already 8-core/6-core CPUs. So I would be really surprised (and also very disappointed) to see a 6-core chip as the new highend with Skylake-E again. It has to be at least 8-core, though I wouldn't mind a 12-core version.
6960X -> 12-core full-blown Skylake-E, 6930K -> 8-core high-end and 6820K -> 6-core or 8-core seems reasonable.
Either way, my lowly little 3820 still runs everything perfectly fine. As a result, I have zero plans on upgrading my platform. Even more so since I found out my 3820 can do PCI-E 3.0.