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Originally Posted by lacrossewacker View Post

the best consumer CPU, so far it's hit 4.5ghz on numerous sites. Are you going to let the results of 8 reviewer CPU's dictate how well a CPU can OC?

Clearly this CPU isn't for you if you don't see the benefits, using a benchmark that's obviously limited by the GPU is quite telling...

Sweclockers had 3x CPUs to test the overclocking. Sure that's still not telling much, but they write that the overclocking is still as random as the 4770k with OC results, which is frankly not surprising.

I was about to post the more CPU heavy game, but didn't, you can look for youself. As i said, the Real CPU tests aren't really enough for me to even slightly consider this CPU.
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There wont be much of a jump in performance as this is a die shrink and it is like the jump from Sandy Bridge to lvy bridge, which was not much either. Only real difference was the increase in ram OC and power consumption

Now the overclocking on the other hand is a little odd, l think there is a problem with the BIOS on the motherboards causing more voltage to be needed. See the links below:

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2971294&postcount=13
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2971346&postcount=16
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Originally Posted by mam72 View Post

There wont be much of a jump in performance as this is a die shrink and it is like the jump from Sandy Bridge to lvy bridge, which was not much either. Only real difference was the increase in ram OC and power consumption

Now the overclocking on the other hand is a little odd, l think there is a problem with the BIOS on the motherboards causing more voltage to be needed. See the links below:

http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2971294&postcount=13
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2971346&postcount=16

yes, still waiting for mobos to be updated. Guru3d couldn't even OC their 4820k
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As you have been able to notice, for the 4820K we have no overclock results. Normally we include these as standard. However, the BIOS we received from MSI resulted into the fact that we just could not get an overclock going.

If you want to talk about the biggest flops, it's either the FX8150 or the recent FX 9590 basically matching a stock 4770k
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l think there is a problem with the BIOS on the motherboards
That made me chuckle smile.gif
It is still the same old X79 we are talking about here. Anyone surprised?
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X79 is a huge waste of money unless you use programs that will take advantage of all 12 threads. In gaming its a HUGE waste compared to Haswell
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I knew it wouldn't be any better than a 3960x, if you look at 2600k v 3770k they're ain't any difference because the 2600k can go higher and 3770k is better IPC so it evens out, check this out

Timetolivecustoms review is already out!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHsm7fCvEoQ
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Haswell E would be worth a premium price if released now. IVY E is paying 2-3x for slower performance than Haswell on 95% apps coupled with an outdated platform...what a joke. Intel needs to resume releasing xeons/enthusiasts/performance near same time as in past, instead of releasing them after they lose their premium value.
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Personally when looking at the tests and results, I'd really wanna say that this is the biggest crap I've seen CPU wise. Even phenom to bulldozer had better performancejumps, and within bulldozer series.
No, it's not crap. Not at all. It's not meant for gaming. In case you don't realize this, most game programmers are clueless when it comes to multi-core CPU's, and therefore can't use the additional cores and threads that a 4960X offers. Use it in an application where all of its power can be used, and it's far from crappy.

Intel and AMD can make great hardware, but brain-dead software programming still holds back their hardware, and no one is more brain-dead than the people who code games. Heck, there's at least one very popular game out right now that is coded using x87 instructions that were developed 37 years ago and have been moribund for the last 14!
     
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It's not a flop nor a crap. It's just the biggest ripoff in the history of high end desktop microprocessors.
   
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I think the 4820k will be a beast.
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