X99 System Offered for Less than High-End Intel Skylake i7 PC
Okay so this is interesting despite being a limited time offer. While the rest of the world is going crazy about Intel Skylake platform, Overclockers UK have a good deal of an X99 System to offer.
If you check out their website you will see Titan Riptide Intel Core i7 5820K @ 4.2GHz Overclocked Six Core Gaming PC being sold for £1140.97.
The otherwise equivalent to this, which also uses Intel Skylake, is the Titan Bayonet Intel Core i5 6600K @ 4.4GHz DDR4 Overclocked Skylake Gaming PC which they are selling for £1192.99 if you wish to match the specs with the former.
Now that is a £50 difference favoring the X99 chipset using PC!
Of course this is going to attract only those who think that instead of the popularized ones, X99 is still the way to go. As for the others, here’s a benchmark comparison between the two.
Now we do agree that 4.2GHz is a tad bit slower than 4.4Ghz processor but that doesn’t make as much of a difference in impact as the quad-channel memory support of X99 does. That is, of course, in addition to the extra PCI-Express lanes that the former has.
So what matters to you more? The fact that Intel Skylake can overclock better or the performance you get when you are dipping yourself in some creative work like rendering physics?