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Woe! nice screen shot, + Rep Mate~!
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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...

Main benefits of x79 are more PCIe lanes (Great for HD7970 CFX owners) and more memory bandwidth (Doesn't really matter much)
    
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Main benefits of x79 are more PCIe lanes (Great for HD7970 CFX owners) and more memory bandwidth (Doesn't really matter much)

I don't think any video cards are going to see a real gain from additional PCI lanes, I'm fairly certain we're not even close to using all the bandwidth that we currently have. It's more so for other peripheral cards that you can stick in PCIe slots that will see a major benefit from having those additional lanes, 99.9% of your average consumer won't notice a bit of difference.

::edit:: but i agree with you, there really aren't enough changes between the two to warrant going with this over a 2700k for almost everyone out there, better off with the 1155 platform or going with a 3960k thumb.gif
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Could you give us some more info, pretty please???
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Could you give us some more info, pretty please???

Thanks man!

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The CPU has already been tested somewhere.. it did not perform better than the 2700k
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It did outperform the 2700k in some tests. I bought into the X79 platform for cheap and I'm not looking back biggrin.gif
    
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Anyone know what date the 3820 will be available on Newegg?
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Main benefits of x79 are more PCIe lanes (Great for HD7970 CFX owners) and more memory bandwidth (Doesn't really matter much)

That and it's a gateway to Ivy-e
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Anyone know what date the 3820 will be available on Newegg?
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