- Jun 13, 2018
- Prime X299-A II
- i9 9980XE
- RX 6800 XT
- Classic Mac
- Mobile Phone
You made my day @izo1You can get a higher end AIO if you don't want to do a proper waterloop.
I don't understand why you wouldn't want to overclock these processors, they were built for that. The stock speeds are pretty tame and imo Intel just kept it there to appease their website specs and not go over a certain wattage.
Just get a good 360mm AIO and overclock your 9980XE. I am not really sure why you want to downgrade to a 10920x when you have a binned chip on your hands that has the ability to overclock easily with a decent AIO.
You can definitely do 4.0-4.2Ghz with a good AIO on all cores, or if you want to replicate the 10920x cores, just overclock 12 cores to 3.5Ghz and the other 6 cores leave it as default.
Remember that the "boost" cores are usually 1-2 cores, they are not all the cores. They advertise Turbo Boost as if it's all cores.
When you get a watercooling setup the whole point is to boost ALL the cores and have to run above the base frequency when it needs to, this is where the "snappiness" comes in that the CPU can jump to for example 4.5Ghz on all cores when necessary.
I overclocked my 9980XE per core usage just like 10980XE is set by intel at stock using adaptive voltage and auto temp throttling (which I think starts to throttle when going over 84°):
2 cores: 48x | 4 cores: 47x | 12 cores: 43x | 16 cores: 39x | 18 cores: 38x
Probably I could go higher with 12 - 16 - 18 cores but having same profile as 10980XE gives me enough peace of mind and I couldn't care less about 256GB RAM | Deep Learning Boost | Added PCIe lanes
I stress tested it in Intel Xtreme Tuning Utility (even with AVX1-2-512 loads with no offsets) in windows and it's fine, it gives me even higher points in GB5/CB23 than stock 10980XE (someone actually said so )
So, it will be wise to swap 5700XT for 6800XT for 200€ in order to enjoy a new architecture, occasional 4K/60 games and, most of all, upgrade now for a better resell value in the future? Judging by your latest comments, I think you agree on this?!
OFF TOPIC: What's the fastest/easiest way to have TB3/4 functionalities without soldering/flashing? I'd be fine with no cold/warm boot but I'd like to have hotplug. none of them are mandatory for me, just nice to haves.