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post #11 of 24
what about the ones that have the "X" behind it?
what's the difference between those and a "K"?
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post #12 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shadow11377;15590299 
Are these processors even out yet?

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post #13 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by SirWaWa;15592814 
what about the ones that have the "X" behind it?
what's the difference between those and a "K"?

X is the extreme edition, completely pointless with SB-E, since the K's are unlocked. It's only benefit over the K is 15MB Lvl 3 Cache vs 12MB. Beside early indications show the K is very capable.

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Edited by Mhill2029 - 11/6/11 at 9:11am
 
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post #14 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by Blackops_2;15590261 
http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/1137173-sandy-bridge-e-ivy-bridge-discussion.html

Yes the 3930k is completely unlocked. The quad core variant 3820 of SB-E is the one that is "partially unlocked" as intel calls it. It's also only has a dual channel IMC vs the Quad with the six-core models.

Really? I'd never heard that, do you have a source? I'd imagine that having only a dual channel memory controller would royally screw up the layout of the traces on the motherboard from the CPU socket to the memory slots.
post #15 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by gplnpsb;15593027 
Really? I'd never heard that, do you have a source? I'd imagine that having only a dual channel memory controller would royally screw up the layout of the traces on the motherboard from the CPU socket to the memory slots.

My mistake, just checked the chart again i misread, 3820 is quad channel also.redface.gif
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post #16 of 24
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mhill2029;15592845 
X is the extreme edition, completely pointless with SB-E, since the K's are unlocked. It's only benefit over the K is 15MB Lvl 3 Cache vs 12MB. Beside early indications show the K is very capable.

My concern is that it makes their $1,000 CPU literally pointless to buy and that's why I was under the impression the multi might be locked on 3930k.

Judging by the screenshot from Coolaler, we look to be safe.

However...now I'm concerned about OC potential if their chip needs 1.456v to run at 4.6GHz. A 2600k can generally run around 5GHz @ 1.5v and 4.8GHz at 1.42. Looks to me like you're lucky if a 3930k will hit 4.8GHz @ 1.5v.
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post #17 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by kweechy;15601161 
My concern is that it makes their $1,000 CPU literally pointless to buy and that's why I was under the impression the multi might be locked on 3930k.

Judging by the screenshot from Coolaler, we look to be safe.

However...now I'm concerned about OC potential if their chip needs 1.456v to run at 4.6GHz. A 2600k can generally run around 5GHz @ 1.5v and 4.8GHz at 1.42. Looks to me like you're lucky if a 3930k will hit 4.8GHz @ 1.5v.

4 cores vs. 6 cores
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BanDeodorant;15601231 
4 cores vs. 6 cores

Sure, but 130W vs 75W.
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That's what I was looking at. I thought one of the benefits of the new chips was that they were supposed to consume less power.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheBlindDeafMute;15601314 
That's what I was looking at. I thought one of the benefits of the new chips was that they were supposed to consume less power.

This is just SB-E, which is Sandy Bridge with 2 cores and Quad Channel brutally crammed onto it.

Ivy Bridge is the one supposed to use less power.
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