- 2 months ago
I cannot believe I am saying this, but X58, a ten-year-old platform, still holds up very well to modern CPUs. The 980X, a ten-year-old CPU, has around 70% of the performance of an 8700K, a three-year-old CPU. There has only been a 42% increase in performance in the last 7 years. Given that you can buy 980Xs for very cheap prices, X58 still seems like a great option for cheap PC enthusiasts. I am genuinely shocked that a ten-year-old platform can still hold up very well to certain tasks.