Hexus got its hands on a 7900X that is not
an Intel review sample and, being free from any NDAs, posted a review.http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/cpu/10701 ... skylake-x/
1. As predicted this chip greatly shrinks the gulf between old HEDT chips and parts like the 7700K. In single-threaded workloads it is almost as fast as the 7700K while of course delivering on multi-threaded workloads too. It takes away the compromises that have existed with these parts in the past.
2. The platform is still rough around the edges (pre-release Mobo too). In most benchmarks you'll see big performance gains but there are some outliers with regressions. These appear to be more the exception than the rule.
3. Overclocking? Yeah you could say that. All 10 cores at 4.7 GHz and 1.25V. Once again this is NOT
a sample provided from Intel so it's not like they were cherry-picked.