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Today Intel launched Haswell-E processors, the successor to Ivy Bridge-E, the company's 'Extreme' platform. The motherboard chipset, called X99, is the successor to X79, and has a brand new Socket LGA2011-3. The chipset is also the first to feature DDR4 4-channel RAM using new 228 pin slots.

The new CPUs include Core i7-5960X, i7-5930K and i7-5820K.

Cores / Threads
Core i7-5960X 8 / 16 Amazon US
(CAN UK DE ES FR IT)
Newegg
Core i7-5930K 6 / 12 Amazon US
(CAN UK DE ES FR IT)
Newegg
Core i7-5820K 6 / 12 Amazon US
(CAN UK DE ES FR IT)
Newegg



It is likely that Apple will refresh the Mac Pro with Xeon versions of these CPUs. Check out Anandtech's early review below. We'll be testing in the near future.

The Intel Haswell-E CPU Review: Core i7-5960X, i7-5930K and i7-5820K Tested
http://www.anandtech.com/show/8426/the-intel-haswell-e-cpu-review-core-i7-5960x-i7-5930k-i7-5820k-tested

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http://www.tonymacx86.com/general-hardware-discussion/140338-x99-motherboards-socket-2011-3-now-available.html
 
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Note the Core i7-5820K only has 28 PCIe 3.0 lanes versus 40 PCIe 3.0 lanes on the other two CPUs.
 
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looking forward to a Haswell-E hack
 
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I'm thinking about buying an Intel Core i7 5820K and ASUS X99-Deluxe.

Microcenter has the Core i7 5820K for ~$300 USD. If the 5820K had a street price of the Intel MSRP of ~$400 then it probably would have made the 5930K that much more attractive.

Some of the Gigabyte and ASRock X99 boards are very reasonably priced at ~$259 to ~$300 but I kind of want the ASUS X99-Deluxe which is about ~$400 USD. Interestingly enough the ASUS X99-Deluxe has support for the "TH_Header" that ASUS ThunderboltEX II add-in card makes use of.

So Thunderbolt II support finally makes it to the LGA2011 (LGA2011-3) socket outside of an Apple implementation.

I agree that Haswell-E (EP / EX) Xeon is the likely platform that the next Mac Pro will be based on. Hopefully Apple won't wait too long before release hardware based on it like they did for the Mac Pro.

While the 5820K does have fewer PCIe lanes then a typical LGA2011 option at only 28 it still has more then the typical 16 of the mainstream Haswell options on LGA1155.
 

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Here's some detailed benchmarking of the 5930K vs. the 5960X and the older 4960X.
Looks like the 5930K will be the best choice for most. Puget Systems did the tests.

http://www.pugetsystems.com/labs/articles/Core-i7-5960X-vs-4960X-Performance-Comparison-588/page2

If you need a working socket 2011 system soon the best way to go may be the 4960X. There will
be some large 2-300 dollar discounts in the next few months. Probably some nice X79 motherboard
discounts as well. I don't expect X99 CustoMacs to be fully working until the next Mac Pro update
brings some support for the chipset. We'll see how some early adopters in this community do with
their new systems and OS X.
 
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From the benchmarks so far, it doesn't seem to be worth the upgrade from a 3930K system. In order for me to upgrade to a new 5930k, it will cost me $1000 just to get maybe 30% faster performance in some areas.

All my main parts have to be changed out.

CPU, mobo, and memory all have to be changed out and perhaps a higher efficient Heatshink.
 
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I'm on a 3930k (OC'd to 4.6ghz) and I'm on the fence on this. Perhaps if I could sell my Mobo, CPU and RAM to a friend, I might be able to justify going to the 5920k which would give me a very slight performance advantage, but also access to newer tech and possibly a Thunderbolt add on.

I really wish there wasn't such a huge price disparity between the 6 and the 8 core models. If the 8-core was priced more in line with the other two (say $700), it might make the decision more appealing.
 
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Today Intel launched Haswell-E processors, the successor to Ivy Bridge-E, the company's 'Extreme' platform. The motherboard chipset, called X99, is the successor to X79, and has a brand new Socket LGA2011-3. The chipset is also the first to feature DDR4 4-channel RAM using new 228 pin slots.

The new CPUs include Core i7-5960X, i7-5930K and i7-5820K.

Cores / Threads
Core i7-5960X 8 / 16 Amazon US
(CAN UK DE ES FR IT)
Newegg
Core i7-5930K 6 / 12 Amazon US
(CAN UK DE ES FR IT)
Newegg
Core i7-5820K 6 / 12 Amazon US
(CAN UK DE ES FR IT)
Newegg



It is likely that Apple will refresh the Mac Pro with Xeon versions of these CPUs. Check out Anandtech's early review below. We'll be testing in the near future.

The Intel Haswell-E CPU Review: Core i7-5960X, i7-5930K and i7-5820K Tested
http://www.anandtech.com/show/8426/the-intel-haswell-e-cpu-review-core-i7-5960x-i7-5930k-i7-5820k-tested

Related:
http://www.tonymacx86.com/general-hardware-discussion/140338-x99-motherboards-socket-2011-3-now-available.html
A question does anyone know that if this new processor 5820k will run the os from apple and also can i put os and windows both in my pc if i decide to use 5820k intel processore (help) (thank you )
 
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