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The SB-E 3820 Conundrum

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Some (most?) would agree that upgrading from 1155 to 2011 is almost pointless, unless you need two more cores. This especially rings true if you're a gamer; the performance is negligable. However, if you missed out on upgrading to 1366, 1156 or 1155, then it would be a big improvement. Although still, most people would recommend 1155 over 2011. If you know you'll never have a tri/quad graphics array, then is it ever worthwhile upgrading to enthusiast platforms when mainstream platforms like the 1155/Z68 enable SLI/CF at x16/x16? The 3820 will have fewer cores, less cache (vs 3930K and 3960X), is only partially unlocked, but is clocked higher at 3.6GHz. So is it a true SBE chip, or is it really a 2800K in disguise? Please consider, once released, the 3820/X79 platform should be priced similiar to 2700K/Z68.

* Not looking for discussions about people who need six cores; the answer is obvious. Instead, I'm looking for objective opinions/reasoning from people who only need four cores.
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it is based on the same die as the 3930 and 3960 so yes, "true SB-E"

It also has 10mb l3 cache, and 40 PCIe Gen3 lanes. So many times better than 2XXX variants in that respect

and NF200 blows, no Gen3 support, and latency + microstutter = nty
Edited by reflex99 - 11/29/11 at 11:11pm
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