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Old February 22, 2012, 09:21 PM
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Although flagship parts generate lots of hype, it is the mainstream parts that people actually buy. The aggressively-priced Core i7-3820 is Intel's attempt at drawing enthusiasts towards its slightly languishing high-end LGA2011 platform, but if faces stiff competition from the Core i7-2600K and 2700K models.

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Old February 22, 2012, 11:09 PM
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The way i see it, coming from an AMD platform - the 3820 is a substantial upgrade. Given that i will choose an enthusiast bored ($250+), the mobo argument is moot. Having the 3820 cheaper than the 2600/2700K and a native PCI 3.0 on the 2011 mobo is also a good "future-proofing" per se.
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I'm actually planning on one of these as I hope to make the move to Ivy bridge E in the future.
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Nice review, if these had launched just a little sooner, i would have bought one instead of the 3930K. 68% of the performance for %50 of the price.
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Old February 23, 2012, 09:54 AM
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*shrug* still no reason to upgrade my i7 920 it seems.

Common Intel! I want to upgrade but you aren't giving me anything worthwhile
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You will have something worthwhile to upgrade from a 920 when Ivy Bridge-E Launches in Q4 with 6/8/10 core processors hopefully!
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To me there is no reason for someone that is building a new system to be going LGA1155 over LGA2011 now that there is a processor even cheaper than the 2600K and it is worth a few extra $ for a mobo IMO. Might be a different story when IB comes out but right now this is the best CPU for price:perf ratio. Great review mac, your comparo charts in conclusion are $$.
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SKYMTL you must have worked on this review for a few days because there is allot of info on quite a few different hardware I am very impressed with your hard work.
that sure is a high OC for this .
Now for a silly question what are logical cores is that like hyperthreading or something?
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SKYMTL you must have worked on this review for a few days because there is allot of info on quite a few different hardware I am very impressed with your hard work.
that sure is a high OC for this .
Now for a silly question what are logical cores is that like hyperthreading or something?
Yeah, all LGA2011 chips have Hyperthreading. And some of the LGA1155 chips do too. Also MAC wrote the review, SKY mainly does GPU reviews but he has to edit and subsquently post all the reviews.

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To me there is no reason for someone that is building a new system to be going LGA1155 over LGA2011 now that there is a processor even cheaper than the 2600K and it is worth a few extra $ for a mobo IMO. Might be a different story when IB comes out but right now this is the best CPU for price:perf ratio. Great review mac, your comparo charts in conclusion are $$.
Yeah but anyone with LGA1156 or LGA1366 doesn't have much need to upgrade. I guess the LGA1156 folks have a little more reason, but still not overly beneficial.

Though if you have LGA775 (or any of AMD's stuff) still, then yes LGA2011 X79+3820 is a good combo to upgrade to.
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Im moving up from my Q6600 to this, just waiting on my 3820 from ncix to ship. All my other parts are looking lonely in the corner of my room...
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