Astonishing Performance, even after owning Ivy Bridge
1 November 2013
Excerpt: First, I have to say, even from coming from a 3570k, this CPU was so much faster that the difference between the two was night and day. The CPU runs decently cool for being a 22nm Ivy, but still overclocks very nicely on air. I am using a Noctua NH-D14 2011 CPU Cooler and I was able to idle around mid 30's and Prime95'ed at 68°C @ 4.5GHz. This was a very nice chip to overclock with. There is still a chance to get a dud though so YMMV.
Excerpt: Basically that's all I need from a CPU-a power house that will be handy when I need it. Besides the price, I have dysfunctional GPUs in my system (stupid seller doesn't want to replace them) and when they ain't working properly I have to shut down the whole shebang and can't use it for a while since there's no on-board GPU. Well, it's these 2 extra cores instead of the onboard GPU so I think it's fair.
Excerpt: This processor is great. It's (almost) as fast as the i7 3960X, sometimes even faster, but costs only half its money. However, it still costs around 500$. That's the downside. The upside is that this CPU is the fastest CPU I've ever seen. Amazingly fast, it can handle anything - anything at all - I throw at it.
Summary: i ordered a combo pack. was not told it was on back order then told i would have to wait about 2 weeks. two weeks later NO email or phone call, i look at my online status of parts and it has been canceled. What the hell.... i am so pissed that i have all these new parts for a build and cant do anything. I am going to return them all and go elsewhere. I am not going to go to tiger direct again.....
Summary: Ikke fornøyd i det hele tatt. Den holder absolutt ikke mål. Må vell være noe av den dårligste prossesoren jeg har kjøpt på lenge, og jeg har hatt pentium II.... Ikke kjøp denne prossesoren om du ikke har lyst å slå i bordet fordi den er så dårlig og da eventuelt ødelegge det du har av tastatur OG mus...