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Edited by Blizlake - 4/13/12 at 2:27am
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Close?

I was being eufemistic. wink.gif
But yeah, 100°C... I know my 980X can run stable on those temps (under 100% load that is, it's not like I ever wanna make my CPU that warm) but still, 100°C is pretty mad.
Although I strongly suspect that that's because officially IB isn't out yet. Those models they were testing with, the ones from China, they could very well be a premature model.
 
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Ivy bridge, designed by reptiles...
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With all the marketing and hype about "PCI Express 3.0 Compatibility" on Z68 Gen3 and now Z77 motherboards, it's too bad they didn't use a GTX 680 or one of the AMD 7000 cards to test PCI-E 3.0 with the Ivy CPU. Yes, I realize cards don't fully saturate current PCI-E 2.0 lanes bla bla bla, but it should be interesting to test the theory and marketing now that the hardware is finally here. Hopefully other review sites will have the means to properly test Ivy and all it's features after the official launch.

As far as the temps, no offense TT and your H100 that "isn't bad contact or anything" rolleyes.gif, let the great water cooling gurus here at OCN have a crack at an actual retail Ivy CPU with real H20 loops... cool.gif
Edited by SandShark - 4/13/12 at 2:08am
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With all the marketing and hype about "PCI Express 3.0 Compatibility" on Z68 Gen3 and now Z77 motherboards, it's too bad they didn't use a GTX 680 or one of the AMD 7000 cards to test PCI-E 3.0 with the Ivy CPU. Yes, I realize cards don't fully saturate current PCI-E 2.0 lanes bla bla bla, but it should be interesting to test the theory and marketing now that the hardware is finally here. Hopefully other review sites will have the means to properly test Ivy and all it's features after the official launch.

As far as the temps, no offense TT and your H100 that "isn't bad contact or anything" rolleyes.gif, let the great water cooling gurus here at OCN have a crack at an actual retail Ivy CPU with real H20 loops... cool.gif

They do saturate 2.0 x16 actually. And quite easily too.

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Edited by PoopaScoopa - 4/13/12 at 2:20am
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I was being eufemistic. wink.gif
But yeah, 100°C... I know my 980X can run stable on those temps (under 100% load that is, it's not like I ever wanna make my CPU that warm) but still, 100°C is pretty mad.
Although I strongly suspect that that's because officially IB isn't out yet. Those models they were testing with, the ones from China, they could very well be a premature model.

We'll just wait for more reviews then
I was really hoping for low temps and getting a sabertooth z77 because summer is really really hot in my country mad.gif
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that heat!
something's not right. a chip drawing less power and releasing more heat? some physicists please explain to me
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post #38 of 201
I doubt Intel are going to release a CPU that runs 50C hotter overclocked than their previous model.

Probably a bug on Intel's part, or the temperature sensors/readers are not yet fully compatible.
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Ill still buy it and give it a milder OC. Gotta get away from my crappy Phenom II.
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Eeek... this leads me back to the buy Z77 with SB processor... wait for new revision of IB. 98C? That's a scorcher... Damn thing would need it's own seperate loop, less you want it boiling your WC loop attached to the GPU too. LOL

EDIT: BTW: Ivy Bridge. Designed by reptiles.

That is one of the most epic OCN quotes in a long time. Way to go, new guy!
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