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Old February 29, 2012, 08:26 AM
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5 % can actually utilize its power
10% have a large e-peen that needs polishing
85% can get by with the older I-7
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Old March 1, 2012, 12:31 PM
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I'm trying to convey what I've been conveying since my first post: The i7-3820 is an overpriced and underperforming CPU, for gamers.

PCI-E 3.0 doesn't change that, as demonstrated by HardwareCanucks.



An excellent question sir(although a bit lazy)





If you were expecting something quite substantial from this new platform, then you haven't been paying attention.
I will be graceful enough to drop this link a second time: Hard Choices: CPUs | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Intel is under zero pressure to produce something quite substantial, so they don't release something quite substantial. That's the hard cold fact in the current market.
That article isn't needed to reach the same conclusions, but Jeremy Laird writes up what everyone should know by now and he does it well.


Let's go back to the starting point, since someone lost the thread.
I asked if someone should recommend the i7-3820 for gamers, when there is a 100 dollar cheaper CPU which provides almost the same FPS, equal FPS or better FPS, depending on the game.
So I ask again: Given the performance and price of the 2500k, should the i7-3820/LGA2011 be generally recommended over the 2500k/LGA1155 to someone in search of a new gaming PC build?

I'll throw in a second link for those of you who weren't convinced by HardwareCanucks PCI-E 3.0 vs 2.0 test:
Hard Choices: Graphics Cards | Rock, Paper, Shotgun
-give it a rest , your 2500k is EOL, it is a has been or a never was .
-for gaming you could have saved your self $500.00+ by not buying the 2500k\mobo . I know I did. not needed for gaming ,all you need - well look it up.
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Old March 1, 2012, 02:47 PM
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So I ask again: Given the performance and price of the 2500k, should the i7-3820/LGA2011 be generally recommended over the 2500k/LGA1155 to someone in search of a new SINGLE GPU gaming PC build
Fixed. Yes, there is a limited market for the LGA2011 platform. It's called an enthusiast platform for a reason. I'll agree that there is no need for any "gamer" using a single GPU to go to this platform.

Keep in mind, the X79/LGA2011 is meant to be a replacement for the X58/LGA1366 platform, not for the mainstream P67/LGA1155 platform. And I think there will be more LGA2011 skus come down the pipeline from Intel that will fill the gap between the 3820 and 3930K.
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Why waste your money on a 2500k when you can get an i3 2100 for $100 cheaper! Since games will never use more than one thread and no gaming pc would ever be used to do anything but play games.
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I asked if someone should recommend the i7-3820 for gamers, when there is a 100 dollar cheaper CPU which provides almost the same FPS, equal FPS or better FPS, depending on the game.
So I ask again: Given the performance and price of the 2500k, should the i7-3820/LGA2011 be generally recommended over the 2500k/LGA1155 to someone in search of a new gaming PC build?
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Why waste your money on a 2500k when you can get an i3 2100 for $100 cheaper! Since games will never use more than one thread and no gaming pc would ever be used to do anything but play games.

Dammit Jim, you broke my sarcasm meter again.

On a serious note X79 has its place just like X58 did in my workplace. The sheer processing power did things on the desktop that before we needed server based solutions to do, at half the cost.

And for gaming much like SJ states, if you are an 'enthusiast' and you are going surround on 3X gpu's you want as many lanes as possible. You will starve your 1155 system, but flow with your 2011.

There is a place for everything, X79 is built to take that 2% market for those who need what it can do.

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To me the i7-3820 is more for a upgrade from a i7-920 and a X58 motherboard.If you already have a i5-2500K or a i7-2600K and you really just game on it then the i5-2500K is really all you need.But if you are going to run TRI-SLI or Quad SLI then the i7-3820 on a X79 motherboard is a better deal since it has 40 lanes compared to 16 lanes of a 1155 board.The X79 board is ready for a PCIe 3 CPU and video card .But I don't think you will see much difference in performance between the two.To me a i5-2500K and a Z68 is for a mainstream gamer and a i7-3820 and a X79 is more for the enthusiast gamer.Just like the i7-920 and a E58 was.

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