3/19/2013 4:56:15 PM
James T Snell from Calgary writes:
- * Stable
* Computes many digits of PI rapidly
* Overclockers like it, just reinforces it's stable, to sane people, like me
* 8 Exec Threads makes me smile
* VT-d, etc (if you're in to VMs, then this is great)
* Relatively cool operation
* Disk IO seems much improved. May be due to Sandy Bridge?
- * Doesn't come with a heat sync (probably to seem less expensive)
* Shame it isn't free
* Shame the 6 core counterpart costs about double the price
* Apparently can't be used in dual CPU motherboards
- I'm using this with an ASUS P9X79 motherboard and it's been awesome. I bought it as a VM server and quickly had to turn it in to my desktop, because the rig was performing so insanely well. I also added a little 60GB 520 series Intel SSD, which is very zippy. I'm now seriously considering buying a second one, as they're just so darn nice. The workstation I made with this is a "hackintosh" which puts my oldish Mac Pro to relative shame. Very affordable when you look at it that way
6/4/2012 1:47:09 AM
Jordan from Calgary writes:
- Not that experienced with CPU's but this was great! It has more power than you could possibly utilize. I read up on the next class of this CPU which is the 6-core, and everyone said it was to powerful for the average user. I'm a gamer so I was hesitant, but don't let these new i7's fool you, there extremely powerful!
Run at a cool 29 degrees for me with the Zalman CNPS12X Triple Fan CPU Cooler.
It runs at 0-1% of cpu usage for me, about 10% with full settings for games.
- Over all runs amazing, doesn't over heat like some of the Cnet reviews have been saying for the new 2011 sockets.
Great bargain for the price. Definitely a CPU that will last a long time
I have nothing but good things to say with this Intel product, I'm quite satisfied.
4/13/2012 6:01:39 PM
Lotech from Calgary writes:
- price as compared to other 2 SB-e cpus, 40 pci-e lanes, overclocks to 4.6 Ghz with a few clicks runs cool on a H100 cooler. At stock speeds its faster than the other 2 for a single thread. Quad channel memory, great for memory intensive apps.
- Price as well. Less cache mem than the other 2 SB-e cpus, Have to buy new x79 MB for it to work, not like Ivy Bridge coming that will fit into a 1155 socket on a z68 board. Maybe runs a wee bit hotter than a stock i7 2700k but not by much.
- Great buy. Put it into the Asus Sabertooth x79 board and haven't had an issue to date.