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Highest Level CPU for R4BE

roadczar
Level 11
Since Asus gave up on any updates for RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION I am wondering what is the best CPU for this aging MB?

According to Asus website it is 4960X rev S1. Opinions? Looking to upgrade from my overclocked (4Ghz) 3930k. (or should I just bite the bullet and replace my MB?)
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Arne_Saknussemm
Level 40
Yes, that would be the 4960X....

Replace? Depends a bit...if money is no object then maybe upgrade to 10 core broadwell E and a RVBE...when they come out later this year....

Necrosan
Level 12
roadczar wrote:
Since Asus gave up on any updates for RAMPAGE IV BLACK EDITION I am wondering what is the best CPU for this aging MB?

According to Asus website it is 4960X rev S1. Opinions? Looking to upgrade from my overclocked (4Ghz) 3930k. (or should I just bite the bullet and replace my MB?)



I use an Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 in my RIVBE.
Works great especially in Maschine + Logic Pro X.


See: http://ark.intel.com/products/75283/Intel-Xeon-Processor-E5-2697-v2-30M-Cache-2_70-GHz

Also, the X79 Deluxe just got a BIOS update 3 days ago (3/2/16). Still possible there could be an update for us RIVBE users.
MB: ASUS Rampage IV Black Edition
CPU: Intel Xeon E5-2697 v2 (Cooled by Corsair H100i w/ Noctua NF-F12 fans)
RAM: 64GB G.SKILL RipjawsZ 1600 (10-10-10-30)
GPU: EVGA GeForce GTX Titan X Hybrid
TV Tuners: 2 * Hauppauge HVR-1800
Case: CoolerMaster Cosmos 2