Video Perspective: Intel Giving Away 6950X + SSD 750 Systems at PAX Prime

Subject: Processors | June 7, 2016 - 03:29 PM |
Tagged: Intel, video, PAX, pax prime, i7-6950X, taser

Intel is partnering with 12 of their top system builders to build amazing PCs around the Core i7-6950X 10-core Extreme Edition processor and the SSD 750 Series drives. Intel will be raffling off 7 of these systems at PAX Prime in September. You can find out more details on the competition and how you can enter at http://inte.ly/rigchallenge. 

As for us, we got a taser.


June 7, 2016 | 03:52 PM - Posted by gostrydr (not verified)

That is not a "Taser".
Taser is a brand that makes these: https://www.taser.com/products/x2
That isn't even a stun gun, it's a lighter.

Nice click bait though.

June 7, 2016 | 04:06 PM - Posted by Ryan Shrout

We know it's a lighter.

But it's also a taser, technological speaking.

June 7, 2016 | 05:37 PM - Posted by gostrydr (not verified)

"But it's also a taser, technological speaking."

1: No. "Taser" is a company that specializes in non-lethal weapons. I doubt Taser would start making lighters.

2: Taser's devices fire barbs that travel up to 10 meters, then embed themselves into the flesh of the target before delivering an electric shock.

What you are thinking of is a stun gun. Taser does not make stun guns.
I could go in depth about the internal workings, voltages, and amperages required for a stun gun to work that an electrical lighter does not even come close to....

June 7, 2016 | 07:35 PM - Posted by Young Yoo Kim (not verified)

yea who cares is the point here

June 7, 2016 | 09:25 PM - Posted by theBrayn

I would offer you a Kleenex to wipe away your tears, but you'd probably just end up yelling about them being tissues because they are Target brand.

June 7, 2016 | 04:09 PM - Posted by icebug

RIP younger headphone users at 5:43!

Nice bag though, is the thermos so you can take your LN2 out into the wilderness for some woodland extreme OC action?

June 7, 2016 | 08:09 PM - Posted by Bianchi4me (not verified)

That isn't a "Thermos"! Thermos is a seperate company that owns that registered trademark. First a "Taser" that isn't a Taser, now a "Thermos" that is also a lie. How could you, PCper, how could you? Now my trust is shattered. I'm taking all the stuff from my bedroom Shrout Shrine and burning it... "Thermos", sob...

June 7, 2016 | 08:32 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

$1723.00 dollars a pop and Intel can afford to give away a few. I'd like to see some gaming benchmarks between this SKU and some lower cost 6 and 8 core i7s SKUs from the current and previous generation of Intel offerings. Maybe that money would be better spent on getting some GPU cores that number in the thousands and not focus on the way over the top pricing for a few extra CPU cores.

Hell, let's go back a few Intel generations of 6 and 8 core i7 SKUs and see just how much it affects the overall gaming equation with the latest Pascal/Polaris SKUs. Let's see how much both DX12 and Vulkan gaming affects the need for any Abdul Jabbar could not reach that with a skyhook CPU pricing.

Let see where the gaming really happens in the first place by removing the GPUs from the gaming equation and see how well Intel does without the help from Nvidia and AMD for high end gaming on Ultra settings(1080p, or greater)! Really that is some costly 2 extra cores over anything 8 core from Intel, and for damn sure AMD's pricing.

How many GPU cores can be bought for $172.30, $344.60, or 516.9 on up to $1720.00, just to compare where that mad CPU money would be better spent!

June 24, 2016 | 09:56 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Ryan,

Can you tell us the model/manufacture of the knife, bag, lighter?

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