7/8/2013 7:52:03 PM
Andy from Calgary writes:
- Great overclocking. Don't underestimate this CPU just because it is only partially unlocked. The maximum multiplier (44) is more than enough for most. People on forums have achieved overclocks of over 5 gHz. I overclocked mine to a solid 4.625 gHz. This CPU is very powerful, and can run all my software very well. If you want, although I don't see why you would, you could install 64 gb of RAM. This CPU is solid and you can't go wrong by buying it.
- The motherboards are rather expensive because the 2011 socket is "enthusiast" level and enthusiasts don't mind spending extra money. This CPU is slightly older (2nd gen).
- I do not think the 3930k is worth the extra 300. 3820 is absolutely amazing.
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.