Reply 1400 of 1582, by chris2021
Shagittarius wrote on 2021-11-29, 19:54:
Got an i9 12900k and a Asus ROG Strix Z690-E. Couldn't stop myself. Now I just need to source some DDR5 Ram. Good Luck to that.
I was sort of tempted to hit "report" instead of "reply" 😀.
This is the first I've heard, specifically, of Intel's 12th gen chips. I had heard they would soon catch up with AMD. I had hoped my Xeon W-2140b frankenputer would still be able to hold its own against such a chip (which in reality is ludicrous if you really thought about it). Your chip rates a bit more then double on passmark. I didn't pay >600$ for mine, about a third. It's still a respectable frankenputer I suspect. The specs are confusing though.
I think I'll stick with ws/server architectures as there always seems to be some sort of deal if you poke around. Rabid fanboys love their core series rigs, no offense. If I had the chutzpah I imagine I'd buy 1 too. In fact the desire to be a nose ahead is what caused me to investigate options in the server realm.