Originally Posted by icehotshot
They need an overclocking review....
Would be interesting to see how much better the temperatures are with Solder instead of crappy paste with a gap between the IHS and die. This is assuming these chips are soldered.
Hmm they didn't even show the temps.
Originally Posted by Usario
Tom's is showing, literally, a ONE PERCENT IPC improvement over the 3970X. And we all know how much better Ivy clocks than Sandy. I'm going to give Intel the benefit of the doubt and assume that the retail stepping will be a bit better...
what a pointless CPU if things turn out otherwise.
there was a topic on ocn where some guy dismantled 4960k to find that it has solder, so it seems they are keeping solder for the E chips
anyway are you guys saying i should not go x79 and instead stay on my q9550
just kidding, will go with 4930k in autumn when they are released