Is the 4960X still relevant in 2020 or is it junk? People have also suggested that I was the problem and 4960Xs don’t perform this way from heresay.
With all the people reporting no issues with UE4 and Detroit, I feel singled out and that my processor is garbage bin material.
Any other 4960X owners care to say if they’ve experienced similar? It would make me feel better that this is a widespread problem because of the limits of the processor rather than I broke another CPU.
Irrespective of specifics regarding that game or that CPU, or games in general - the haswell/broadwell and earlier machines (those that include intel GPUs at least for quick sync) do not include support in hardware for modern video codecs (in addition to lacking the newer AVX standards) so I’d say in the days where we are using h.265 and vp8/vp9 extensively, yes IMHO they’re junk.
But that’s just my opinion. Time and technology (and vulnerability mitigation) moves on.
But the PCI-E lane situation and latency situation isn’t the best if I choose a 3900X. Even worse is the latency on Threadripper 3000.
Right now I’m targeting a 10920X and gonna try a Mesh OC to get latencies further down. I honestly am not able to wait to see if Threadripper Zen 3 solves the latency issues and brings back 12 and 16 core options with tons of PCI-E lanes. Threadripper 2000 also is out because of poor single core IPC.
The 10920X is already going to be better, but none of the mainstream platforms appeal to my specific use case of GPU Passthrough + high end capture card working in tandem. Using shared memory to capture a game will always result in performance loss, but if you capture using a capture card on the host OS and use Hugepages to reserve the VM to it’s memory and the host OS to it’s memory, and something like New NVENC comes to OBS on Linux… That eases a ton of bottlenecks on same system capture with 2 GPUs.
Also, not quite selling the X79 system until I know for sure I can migrate my OSX installs to X299 without issues, since a very specific version of Creative Cloud is installed for my editing suite.
Still, me needing a Radeon VII on untested versions of Creative Cloud would mean a ton of headaches. I just want to be able to transfer my install to X299 and do minimal tweaks and continue to use CC 2017 with my 1080 Ti.