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[LR] Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz Processor Review

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Intel's high-end LGA2011 platform has been out for a number of months now and since the platforms introduction there have only been two SNB-E processor choices available, the six-core Intel Core i7-3960X (review) and Core i7-3930K. These hexa-core processors are costly though as the Intel Core i7-3930K runs $683.40 and the Core i7-3960X Black Edition is $1049.99! In years past the most popular desktop processor for the flagship platforms have always been around $300. An example of this on the previous generation LGA1366 platform would have been the Intel Core i7-920 processor and then the Core i7-930 when it came out. Both of these processors were hands down the best sellers for the LGA1366 platform and you can argue that it was due to price and overclockability. Intel launched LGA2011 without a value minded processor and that caused many of our readers to put off buying this platform and we don't blame them. Later this month Intel plans on solving this issue with the introduction of a quad-core processor called the Intel Core i7-3820 for a mere $285. We are hearing that the Core i7-3820 should be made available the week of February 12, 2012.

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Does it have an unlocked multi?
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this is relevant to my interests.
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its not 22nm. Its also not a hexacore. I don't get it honestly. Seems like bin down from the extreme processors. The clock speed is really high, but not much higher then sandy bridge or ivy bridge processors. I can't imagine anyone shelling out 200 dollars for a top end LGA 2011 socket to get this processor. Intel is going to have to do better IMO.
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One of the better reviews I have seen for non overclocked.
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*Off topic*

When did Intel release their "Performance Tuning Protection Plan"?

http://click.intel.com/tuningplan/
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FFFFFFFFF Should I wait for this to come to the market or the 3930k to come back and get that. WHICH ONE?????
I'm thinking 3930k for bragging rights and future proof? wink.gif
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*Off topic*
When did Intel release their "Performance Tuning Protection Plan"?
http://click.intel.com/tuningplan/

couple of weeks ago if my memory serves me.
 
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Does it have an unlocked multi?

partly unlocked. They did manage to hit 4.5Ghz though which is pretty awesome imo for the price.

For a new build, I might actually recommend this seeing the price/performance ratio ....

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its not 22nm. Its also not a hexacore. I don't get it honestly. Seems like bin down from the extreme processors. The clock speed is really high, but not much higher then sandy bridge or ivy bridge processors. I can't imagine anyone shelling out 200 dollars for a top end LGA 2011 socket to get this processor. Intel is going to have to do better IMO.

Not everyone needs a Hex core though. I'm not thrilled that it only does 4.5ghz though, maybe there will be a way to push it further.
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