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Originally Posted by DEcomputers View Post

I had considered going with the 3820, but I intend to heavily overclock this system, so an unlocked processor is pretty important.
You can still overclock the 3820 via the FSB, and it won't have the TIM issues that ivy bridge has.

Edit: you can apparently increase the multiplier to 43x, in addition to adjusting the FSB.

Edited by Art Vanelay - 10/16/12 at 4:14pm
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You can overclock the 3820, but I don't want to have to unnecessarily turn up the core voltages and put extra strain on my system.

EDIT: nice! I might actually consider that, then!
post #23 of 26
Then at least you will be on the x79 platform for when you get a 3930k.thumb.gif
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Is there anything out there that actually utilizes 3.0 completely?
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Is there anything out there that actually utilizes 3.0 completely?
Re-igniting 4 month old thread ftw.
No, there aren't many things that fully saturate 2.0, let alone 3.0.
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Is there anything out there that actually utilizes 3.0 completely?

IIRC a GTX690 can just saturate PCI-e 2.0 at 8x

And IIRC again, 16x is twice as much data that can be "used" compared to 8x, and from 2.0 to 3.0 again, so basicly PCI-e 3.0 16x can handle 4x more data than a GTX 690 can throw at it

That is IIRC tongue.gif
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