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Intel Core i7-3820

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Overall 8

Intel Core i7-3820

PC Magazine
27 March 2012
  • Conclusion: The Intel Core i7-3820 processor is a fine performer, but it lacks the impressive features of other CPUs in the Sandy Bridge?Extreme line.
  • Pros: Very good performance, particularly on single-threaded applications.
  • Cons: Inconsistent compared with other high-end Intel chips. Partially unlocked multiplier limits overclocking potential. Requires X79 Express motherboard, video card, cooler.
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Overall 9

Intel Core i7-3820 Processor Review

9 February 2012
  • Conclusion: To be fair, the i7-3960X isn't all that impressive when gaming either, though it's at least on par with the 2600K. I believe the SB-E parts struggle here because they have inferior memory performance to the 2500K and 2600K. Despite the newer chips supporting quad-channel RAM, the SB-E processors have a higher memory latency, which attributes for the loss in bandwidth.
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Overall 8

Intel Core i7-3820

19 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Intel muscled into its own high-end desktop CPU territory when it launched the Sandy Bridge E (SNB-E) chips in November 2011. Expanding on the specifications of the excellent mainstream second-generation Core chips by throwing more cores, cache and memory bandwidth into the equation, SNB-E was always destined to be good. But having performance hegemony at the high end means Intel dictates release schedules as it sees fit.
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Overall 8

Intel Core i7-3820 Quad-Core Sandy Bridge-E CPU Review

16 January 2012
  • Conclusion: Intel’s initial line-up of Sandy Bridge-E-based processors is outlined in the chart below. The line-up (for now) consists of three processors: the flagship Core i7-3960X, the unlocked but slightly pared down Core i7-3930K, and the Core i7-3820 we’ve shown you here. Pricing for the three processors is $990, $555, and $285, respectively. At its $285 price point, the Core i7-3820 actually comes in somewhat cheaper than the similarly performing Core i7-2700K.
  • Pros: Strong performance, 4 cores / 8 threads, 40 PCI Express lanes, Highly overclockable, PCI Express 3.0 ready, Insane memory bandwidth, Turbo Boost 2.0, Competitive price
  • Cons: High power consumption when overclocked, No QuickSync, Not faster than 2700K
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Overall 8

Procesador Intel Core i7 3820 Sandy Bridge-E

HardWare Análisis
3 June 2012
  • Summary: Resumen: Intel amplía su gama de procesadores Sandy Bridge-E con el Core i7 3820. Este procesador de 4 núcleos soporta las últimas tecnologías y ofrece buena capacidad de overclock.
  • Pros: Soporta PCI-E 3.0 y Quad-Channel, Buen rendimiento, Buena capacidad de overclock
  • Cons: No incluye disipador, El precio de la plataforma completa
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