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[ZDNet] Intel sneaks out quad-core Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E processor for under $300

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If Intel’s six-core Sandy Bridge-E CPUs were too rich for your blood (and wallet), the chip giant is now giving you a more affordable option. The Core i7-3820 sports only four cores, but it also carries a much lighter price of $294. The new chip has a higher clock speed than its siblings at 3.6GHz, but...

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thinking.gif I dunno really. I guess it depends on the OCing ability of the 3820, and if you can take advantage of it? It's a bit cheaper than a 2600k right, but the boards for x79 are way more expensive, so I should think the 1155 platform is still cheaper in the end. And I'm unsure of the advantages of the x79 over the 1155 platform, doesn't really seem to justify the cost, especially when we know how awesome the 2600k chip can OC...I think I'll keep my money and keep waiting...
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Fantastic now i have to mull over my new build more....
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Only reason you should consider this is if you need the extra PCI lanes for multiple graphics cards and have no need for a 3930k or 3960x.

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I'd be interested in seeing the difference between an x79 board, and whatever Ivy-E chipset offers. Considering going with an x79 board and this chip, and upgrading to a Ivy E when it comes out. Probably should just wait, but what fun is that?
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I'm getting it! And before the "it can't overclock" haters come in, It can be overclocked with BLCK strapping.
Edited by strap624 - 2/17/12 at 5:36am
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Only reason you should consider this is if you need the extra PCI lanes for multiple graphics cards and have no need for a 3930k or 3960x.
Aka me.

Do you work for Intel tongue.gif?
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Keeping my 980x and 2700k smile.gif
Edited by vulpecula - 2/17/12 at 5:46am
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I'm getting it!

Same here man, just waiting for it to be released... tongue.gif
     
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