Pros: Works very well on a Asus X79 Deluxe Motherboard. Rock solid stable at 4.8 mhz. Running 32 meg of high spec memory in quad and a H110 water cooler. Handles anything that I can throw at it although I am not a game player. I use Photoshop for image work and even with extremely large images with man...
Cons: For me I have no cons . Just give it the right cooling, memory and power supply.
Summary: Have had for over a year, no issues whatsoever, upgraded from a 3930K to this and couldn't have been happier. Works great anywhere from Maya to today's games. I wouldn't recommend this as a buy for strictly gamers as it's more of a workstation chip but nonetheless it can handle whatever workload you...
Pros: -Large cache -Latest Instruction sets -Overclockable/Unlocked Multiplier -Powerhouse performance -Workstation grade (Awesome for rendering) -PCI-E 3.0 support
Summary: A lot of people complain that the Ivy Bridge-Es don't clock as high as the SB-E versions. But, the IB-E makes up for the loss in clock with higher performance - so it evens out actually. My SB-E went to 5.0Ghz with my setup. My 4930k goes to 4.7 Ghz.
Pros: 4.7 Ghz @ 1.28V, all C-States enabled for maximum power savings. Very very happy with my chip.
Cons: Price. I originally paid $499 for mine 1.5 years ago which I thought was too high then.
Excerpt: Product is excellent...is faster than my 3680 xeon...love the hex core and is great for my video and audio recordings/productions.....no tax or shipping and the lowest pricing anywhere in retail box, fast fast shipping, I ordered monday and had it wed...ny to los angeles-WOW..
Summary: Got it used from a seller and it churns through photography and video games. Currently have it paired with a EVGA 980 Ti running at 4.2ghz and it runs games at 4k without any hassle. Smite gets about 190~220fps (Unlocked INI file) at 4k with this chip and the 980.
Excerpt: I bought this processor for my first PC build. I used to have an AMD Athlon, which I didn't have the best experience with. This was a major upgrade and I have nothing more to say then I'm amazed at the quality if this processor.
Summary: I upgraded to this from the i7-4820K. This has been running my computer for 2 years with plenty of horsepower to spare. I run multiple monitors and a TV from my PC, I do use AutoCad and Revit all the time while listening to Pandora, watching youtube, and browsing the web, and searching google, and...
Summary: All The Hardware In This Build Gets A Windows Experience Index Rating Of 7.9 Except This CPU.. My Quad - Intel 2700k 3.5 aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Gets A 7.8 Too ($350.00). It Makes Me Wonder What I Have To Spend On A Intel Processor To Get A 7.9.... $1000.00 +usd?
Pros: 40 PCI Express Lanes. Runs Cool With Corsair H110...Windows Experience Rates It at 7.8 Overclocks To 4.8 with Asus X79 Deluxe. Very Fast Chip