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Old February 24, 2012, 03:18 PM
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SB-E is not good for gaming?
Not compared to the 100 dollar cheaper 2500k?
At every gaming benchmark in this test, the difference between the 2500k and the i7-3820 is laughable at best.
Certainly not worth 100 dollars and that's before we take the motherboard costs into consideration.

If we were to chose the Hardwarecanucks motherboard of the year 2011 and the runner up, we'd be looking at a whopping 300 dollar difference.
For maybe .4 FPS increase in a game, IF you leave hyperthreading off?
All that money would be better spent elsewhere.
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-still waiting on retail stepping reviews ,updated micro[M1] code in the mb bios ,

-looking for some 3820 max. stable oc with 1.4v to compare to sb\1155. [hint hint ]

-checking the asus mb's bios for the RIVE & RIVF , it looks like they only have a starter bios with M0 [es] support listed for the 3820 .-sad
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Not compared to the 100 dollar cheaper 2500k?
At every gaming benchmark in this test, the difference between the 2500k and the i7-3820 is laughable at best.
Certainly not worth 100 dollars and that's before we take the motherboard costs into consideration.

If we were to chose the Hardwarecanucks motherboard of the year 2011 and the runner up, we'd be looking at a whopping 300 dollar difference.
For maybe .4 FPS increase in a game, IF you leave hyperthreading off?
All that money would be better spent elsewhere.
-you have a point ,
but as a gaming rig , do you know for sure down the road if 2 gtx 780's sli or gtx 880's sli won't be crippled by x8,x8 pci-e 2.0 ?
-per net gtx 780 =2 x 580
-next flagship gtx 880? =4 x 580.

-alot of people don't upgrade cpu's ,like gpu's every 6 months ,some like me still have x58's that are slower but not crippled like the sb\1155 mb's.
-x79 is the replacement for the x58 ,should not be crippled for 3 yrs. maybe, sb\z68 is toast come april.
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Old February 24, 2012, 03:47 PM
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Picking up a 3820 retail and installing in RIVE this evening. Will post results when I get a change to OC.
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-still waiting on retail stepping reviews ,updated micro[M1] code in the mb bios ,

-looking for some 3820 max. stable oc with 1.4v to compare to sb\1155. [hint hint ]

-checking the asus mb's bios for the RIVE & RIVF , it looks like they only have a starter bios with M0 [es] support listed for the 3820 .-sad
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I plan on upgrading to this chip however availability is crap; everywhere I look has it sold out :(

Anyone have a theory as to why these chips are in short supply?
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Intel has been really bad on retail distribution for LGA2011. Even 3930K is difficult to find and it came out 3 months ago. I just got mine at mem express and it was the only one they had.
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Hopefully there'll be a larger supply once my other parts arrive.
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Great review. I think its the way to go if you will use it in one of the few scenarios that it is advantageous, or you plan to buy a high end board already.
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-you have a point ,
but as a gaming rig , do you know for sure down the road if 2 gtx 780's sli or gtx 880's sli won't be crippled by x8,x8 pci-e 2.0 ?
-per net gtx 780 =2 x 580
-next flagship gtx 880? =4 x 580.

-alot of people don't upgrade cpu's ,like gpu's every 6 months ,some like me still have x58's that are slower but not crippled like the sb\1155 mb's.
-x79 is the replacement for the x58 ,should not be crippled for 3 yrs. maybe, sb\z68 is toast come april.
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-you have a point ,
but as a gaming rig , do you know for sure down the road if 2 gtx 780's sli or gtx 880's sli won't be crippled by x8,x8 pci-e 2.0 ?
-per net gtx 780 =2 x 580
-next flagship gtx 880? =4 x 580.

-alot of people don't upgrade cpu's ,like gpu's every 6 months ,some like me still have x58's that are slower but not crippled like the sb\1155 mb's.
-x79 is the replacement for the x58 ,should not be crippled for 3 yrs. maybe, sb\z68 is toast come april.
Asus P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3 has pci-e 3.0.

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Get to reading gentlemen, you got some catching up to do.
Then spend your saved money elsewhere.

You're welcome.
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Asus P8Z68-V Pro/Gen3 has pci-e 3.0.

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Get to reading gentlemen, you got some catching up to do.
Then spend your saved money elsewhere.

You're welcome.
It isn't actually running PCIe 3.0 until Ivy Bridge drops. Sandy Bridge doesn't have capabilities for PCIe 3.0. This is also under the assumption that the way board manufacturers have implemented the PCIe 3.0 switching will be compatible. I believe Intel has the Z77 chipset following Ivy's launch which will likely be the "better" choice for PCIe 3.0/USB3.0 users as it will all be natively designed.

Sandy Bridge E is the only way to get PCIe 3.0 currently. I surely wouldn't by a Z68 board with hopes of running PCIe 3.0 on it properly, but that's just me.
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