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post #21 of 54
This will be mine when it releases. If I could put my 2500k in a 2011 board I would, this is the closest thing to it. I need the lanes and SATA ports, I do not need a hexa-core nor a hexa-core price tag. Everyone who is saying wait for IB, don't forget IB-E will be along eventually too thumb.gif. I would much rather have 40 PCI-E lanes for multi-GPU setups than... uh... thunderbolt? Honestly I don't care very much at all about the "features" that IB has, and the ~10% performance boost over what I have now is not worth the upgrade price.
post #22 of 54
40 PCI-e 3.0 lanes, more SATA ports, BLCK overclocking, 8 DIMMs etc.

This is a nice CPU that will allow entry into X79 without spending too much.
 
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I think the performance worth the price. if only they make it fully unlocked it will worth more wink.gif
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post #24 of 54
Were they limited by their cooling capacity or is the absolute maximum clock stuck at 4.6ghz? I wish this was an unlocked CPU it would be the next "i7-920"
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Here's another review: 4.75ghz!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And they were only using a wimpy hyper 212!!

http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Intel-Core-i73820-QuadCore-Sandy-BridgeE-CPU-Review/
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Originally Posted by mothergoose729 View Post

The people who don't need a hexacore should probably go 1155 then don't you think?

This serves as a point of entry to the LGA 2011 platform for those that don't want to spend $600 initially on a processor.

This is also a true quad core CPU and not a castrated Sandy Bridge-EP die like the hexacores are - The hexacores have two cores disabled and the power consumption reflects it.

If you're building a system now, my advice would be to skip 1155 and build a 2011 rig with this CPU as the 22nm IVB CPUs are the last for 1155... Next is socket 1150 for Haswell.
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post #27 of 54
I wish they would do a similar i5 for LGA 2011 wink.gif

I would quite like the quad channel RAM the platform offers at even more affordable price. Pity that "regular" CPU's dont support multi socket systems. A mobo with dual LGA 2011 sockets, both with 8 DIMM slots would make quite attractive and relatively affordable workstation.

Still a little while before I'll upgrade - perhaps somewhere around early summer. But this new CPU does make me consider the LGA 2011 platform. The previous hexa cores were making the platform a bit too expensive for my tastes but this new one .. well .. thats almost affordable. About 180 - 200 euros for mobo and about 250 - 300 euros for the CPU. Hopefully by that time the 8 gig RAM sticks are more affordable as well.
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There doesn't seem to be much buzz about this CPU, it seems to be a solid contender at it's price point. I guess people are holding out for ivy? What is the prospectus on lga 2011 ivy bridge cpu's? Are there any unlocked quads?
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post #29 of 54
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There doesn't seem to be much buzz about this CPU, it seems to be a solid contender at it's price point. I guess people are holding out for ivy? What is the prospectus on lga 2011 ivy bridge cpu's? Are there any unlocked quads?

Probably the same range as we have now, IB based six and possibly eight cores. I'm not sure why people don't understand that IB is an evolution of SB (tick) and SB-E will eventually have IB-E replacements. What does "holding out for ivy" mean when you can have it on either 1155 (IB) or 2011 (IB-E)? Based on that statement I can buy an X79 setup and "hold out for ivy" as well biggrin.gif
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I know computer enthusiasts make purchases that don't make sense all the time, but this has to be quite the exception. There is no gaurantee that LGA 2011 is going to have any sort of longevity compared to socket 1155. At an educated guess, considering its an enthusiast socket and intel has little incentive to cater to these particular consumers, I would imagine 2011 will be out with the next enthusiast architecture. The extra PCIE lanes are mute, 1155 has 32 2.0 lanes while the 2011 socket has 48 correct? What would be the benefit to running tri fire or sli in 16x8x8 mode vs 16x16x16? Seeing as how the IMC is by far the governing factor in memory efficiency, not the actual memory bandwidth, who is going to benefit from quad channel memory over dual channel? More importantly, what enthusiast out there only needs 4 physical cores but needs 8ghz effective of memory bandwidth for any application? Ivy bridge is more efficient, has a higher IPC, and is cheaper than this sandy bridge LGA substitute. It has "duplicative features" written all over it. For the one person who wants 4 graphics cards but doesn't want a hexacore, maybe this makes sense. Probably not, but at least you could argue for it. Everyone else should get 1155.
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