Intel doesn't pay enough attention to enthusiast platforms. Overclockers have been given the hard shoulder, and with this pointless insistence on low-power components, Chipzilla just hasn't given power users the tools they crave.
At least, that's the argument that enthusiasts have been making in recent years. Perhaps there's some validity to those claims, but Intel hasn't forgotten about the enthusiast space and has today returned with gusto by launching a trio of Haswell-E processors alongside feature-packed X99 motherboards from a multitude of partners and cutting-edge DDR4 memory. At the top of the tree is the company's first eight-core, 16-thread consumer processor - the Core i7-5960X - a blockbuster chip that shatters CPU-centric benchmarks and commands a lofty price tag of $999.
We'll have in-depth reviews of that very chip and an array of supporting components throughout the evening, but now's the time to pass the microphone to you, the readers, for you to have your say.
Will you be upgrading to Intel X99? Let us know your reasons for or against using the comments facility below, and if you have decided to make the jump, we'd love to know which platform you're migrating from.
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