I just signed into Newegg, checked order history. So apparently other users have said they’ve taken this RAM to 3000 or so MHz without any problems. It’s CL14, says it’s 2133MHz.
And yet it goes to 2666 with the press of a button.
Oh, boy… You had to ask, huh? Ok. Well I guess I could tell everyone a bedtime story, then i’ll probably go to bed as well because it’ll take so long. Basically I had this wonderful idea of building a modest system and giving it to my dad. Little did I know, Intel had other plans. Nothing Skylake had to offer was appealing. I thought to myself. i5. K i5? What’s the difference. Still single threaded. Even the 6700K wasn’t that appealing. Quad cores was already starting to seem really obsolete. And for that price, it was just really unappealing. Ryzen was DELAYED. So I went with the 6500. And thought that Intel would get their shit together and build their next Nehalem in the next few years. And that DDR5 was going to be out by then. And that multi-core CPUs would be common practice. And THAT’S the time to build something crazy.
But I really feel like my i5 is just a slouch and it’s really holding me back. I didn’t expect the parallelism to come so soon. I thought half-way or so, perhaps closer to the next console generation (9th now I’m pretty sure) that games would really utilize 6+ cores.
I’m getting into 3D modelling and still learning. I’ve been doing graphic design for a while, so it’s not the most demanding work. Not like Blender or 3DS Max. You don’t really need 8 cores for that. Photoshop and Illustrator aren’t crazy like that. And even then, in the most extreme scenarios, it’s RAM you’ll be needing. Not pure CPU power. Or hell, even VRAM/Graphics. I ALSO am looking forward to playing Doom Eternal. And I am almost definitely getting the Dell S2417DG in the next month or so (1440P Gsync 144Hz monitor). After searching high and low, that’s the best option for me. No other monitor comes close. Too many negatives.
So really, i’m at a point of frustration, and confusion right now. I really wish I never gave Intel my money. But at the same time, it was the worst timing, when my last system just couldn’t pull its weight anymore. It was older than old. So I needed SOMETHING. I’m thinking if I DO build something relatively soon, I should sell my Z170 board and 6500. ASAP. $260 for a fucking office PC i5. And $450 for a K i5, still 4 cores, still 4 threads, and no cooler. What the FUCK? Makes me want to never buy Intel again. And now i’m in this situation. Even if I do get something. I’ll need something once DDR5 is out, the CPU market should be quite different by then. But I was NOT expecting the parallelism to be used in CPUs that quickly .And to be that important. Because it really is. Just between now and 2014-2015. It’s unbelievable. Intel are amazing at making breakthroughs in performance and microarchitectures. Case and point; Nehalem. Revolutionary. I remember the Phenom VS Nehalem days fondly. But they were never good at being reasonable. At least not for a long time.