http://techreport.com/review/3... Conclusion: "If time is money for your work, and your work can take advantages of lots of threads, the i7-6950X is the fastest high-end desktop CPU we've ever tested, full stop. If you don't need all of its cores and threads, however, the Core i7-7700K arguably delivers the best gaming performance on the market for about a fifth of the price. Intel's Extreme Edition CPUs have never been good values, but the i7-6950X takes the definition of "halo product" to eye-watering new heights. If the return-on-investment calculations work out for you, though, the i7-6950X is an amazing chip."