|Processor||3.6 GHz i7-3820|
Intel Core i7-3820 Quad-Core Processor 3.6 GHz 10 MB Cache LGA 2011 - BX80619I73820
- Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz, up to 3.8GHz with Max Turbo Frequency
- 10MB Intel Smart Cache
- 44 Bus/Core ratio
- 5 GT/s DMI
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This cpu runs cool, Although it just might be my h100 with four Excalibur's running, but my idle temps are 26c at 20c/70F room temp (Although I have not oc'ed this processor, really I have no reason too.)
Those who want a low budget, cpu to throw on your 3.0 board, so you can wait to utilize the new GPU's and get that extra gaming margin percentage when available, This is a must buy.
And remember if you buy this, There is no Cpu cooler.. well most of you who research this much know this Good Luck :D, if you get a bad egg, you can always replace or return :D!
It's priced close to the previous incumbent, the 2600k, and mobo prices are converging as well.
It really destroys everything you can imagine, and keeping asking for more.
The one thing I would say is that Intel's X79 - your only choice if your going with Intel processors today - is not, by a wide margin, as good a chipset is i7 3xxx are as processors. I mean, support to USB 3 and Sata III is dismal, to say the least.
But that is another story...
Here's some things to consider(even if your waiting for IB-E)
It's partially locked but overclockable to 5.7GHZ which is still pretty darn fast however the 3930k is capable of a higher GHZ but that's a unlocked CPU vs a locked CPU.
This CPU or more importantly the 2011 platform DOES NOT COME WITH A CPU COOLER(STOCK FAN)! This CPU has a lower rating than it should because whiny kids don't want to spend the extra $40 on a cooler (your still spending $300 on a motherboard Man up!)
For me this just a hold off cpu until ivy bridge-e is released.
I have even overclocked it to 4.5GHz and it still runs perfectly!
Great CPU for the price!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Love the Intel Core i3, i5, i7 processors. This one delivers plenty of power and reliability.Published 5 months ago by Voice In Print
It works fine as requirements for a trading system. It needs a lot of RAM, fast Graphical Processing, and adequate computing power. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Tien Nguyen
I couldn't wait to receive my new CPU. It was the final part I was waiting for in order to build my new PC. Well worth the wait and all the patience. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Anonymous
Returned it no fault of it own. Got bigger and faster. You know how it goes. Just got to have it.Published 24 months ago by james
Very good... thanks
With the best of the 70s 80s and 90s
This is a good chip, but I plan to upgrade to a better chip for better power for crunching numbers in a massive spreadsheet.Published on January 9, 2014 by G G