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Friday, 06 January 2012 12:22

Intel Core i7-3820 comes on February 13

Written by Fuad Abazovic



That is the plan


The first and only quad-core Sandy Bridge E processor is scheduled to launch on February 13th. Intel sometimes likes and needs to adjust the launch date, but this one looks to be a solid date
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The new CPU will be affordable quad core with 3.6GHz clock and 3.9GHz turbo ability, quad-channel memory support as well as 10MB cache. The suggested retail price is $285 which is much better than the $999 that you have to spend for the six-core i7 3960 clocked at 3.3GHz.

The new Core i7-3820 socket 2011 with its $285 price is also much better than $583 that Intel charges for the current Core i7 socket 2011 runner up, the Core i7 3930 CPU clocked at 3.2GHz, and cache trimmed to 12MB.

The big date is February 13th and we believe the Core i7-3820 looks like a pretty good deal.

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+1 #1 milkod2001 2012-01-06 13:36
it could have been good deal if released 2 months ago,
I believe Ivy will wipe the floor with this one and it's cominig only 2 months after
 
 
+2 #2 robert3892 2012-01-06 14:21
I have one on preorder in the Netherlands and although my sources said 18 January for the release Fudzilla tends to be pretty accurate so that is only about 6 weeks away. Looking forward to it.
 
 
+2 #3 Jonlan 2012-01-06 14:58
it will never beat my trusty Z80 processor. true story.
 
 
+1 #4 techno 2012-01-06 19:43
I need to upgrade from my Q6600 @3.6Ghz
But I'm torn by the choice, Ivybridge I think will have more overclock ability due to lower power and smaller process but will be the last processor on the 1155 socket.
The SB-E even allowing for the lower price of a 3820 will be a more expensive platfrom overall although will probably have a later upgrade option of an Ivybridge-E processor which will probably be compatible with the current 2011 socket and offer an upgrade path to a greater than 4 or 6 core processor which may become more worthwhile a couple of years down the line. As I don't renew my hardware often I like the thought of being able to upgrade but if the standard IvyB is overclocking madness then that may be the one....decisions decisions.
 
 
+1 #5 hoohoo 2012-01-06 20:41
Quoting milkod2001:
it could have been good deal if released 2 months ago,
I believe Ivy will wipe the floor with this one and it's cominig only 2 months after


Will Ivy wipe the floor with this one at a $285 price tag?!
 
 
0 #6 robert3892 2012-01-07 22:05
The Z68 will meet the needs of most everyone. The X79 should be considered if you need more PCI-E lanes and use memory bandwidth intensive apps.

Quoting techno:
But I'm torn by the choice, ....decisions decisions.
 
 
0 #7 techno 2012-01-07 23:20
Quoting robert3892:
The Z68 will meet the needs of most everyone.....


Yeah I'm certainly going to wait till IvyB turns up on the Z77 platform. I want to see how it OC's and if it has lucids vitru universal mvp incorporated into it...I'm interested in the virtual vsync.... if IvyB doesn't meet my hopes in those respects then I'll probably go the X79/lga 2011 route with i7 3820 as that will probably give an option of an increased number of cores at a later date with IvyB-E.
 
 
0 #8 robert3892 2012-01-09 14:07
Sounds like a wise decision as well

Quoting techno:
Quoting robert3892:
The Z68 will meet the needs of most everyone.....


Yeah I'm certainly going to wait till IvyB turns up on the Z77 platform. I want to see how it OC's and if it has lucids vitru universal mvp incorporated into it...I'm interested in the virtual vsync.... if IvyB doesn't meet my hopes in those respects then I'll probably go the X79/lga 2011 route with i7 3820 as that will probably give an option of an increased number of cores at a later date with IvyB-E.
 

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