- Nov 21, 2015
6950 and those 32GB dimms should take us as few years ahead with a good OC.
Agreed. 6950X may be $450 in a year or so. And then if the future truly is multi-core, one of those 22-core Xeons may be an upgrade after that. The 32GB DIMMs may take a while to come down in price, but 32GB is enough for me at the moment.
At some point, it becomes more cost-effective to just get a new board and new stuff. I know someone who still has an AM2+ board from 2008, recently got the most powerful Phenom II X6 CPU for it, 16GB of DDR2, an SSD, and a 1050 Ti, and it's basically a modern gaming PC for not-too-demanding games. But honestly, if he'd just gotten the cheapest H310 motherboard and a Pentium dual-core, it would have performed better and supported all the new features and an upgrade path to a 9900K. So at some point, money is better spent on upgrading your whole platform haha.
Oh, I was just thinking that 4x16G SO-DIMMS plus a new board might still be cheaper than 2x32GB DIMMS.
Yeah, good point. I'm not getting those anytime soon, I'm just glad they exist. I wasn't sure if they were going to do 32GB DDR4 UDIMMs before moving to DDR5.