Core i7-3820 4-Core 3.60GHz
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Core i7-3820 4-Core 3.60GHz Game Requirement Analysis

Core i7-3820 4-Core 3.6GHz is an extreme CPU based on the 32nm, Sandy Bridge architecture.


It offers 4 Physical Cores (8 Logical), initially clocked at 3.6GHz, which may go up to 3.8GHz and 10MB of L3 Cache.
Among its many features, HyperThreading, Turbo Boost and Virtualization are activated.


The processor DOES NOT integrate any graphics. and has a rated board TDP of 130W.


Compared to Core i7-3770K there's an overall 3% performance decrease. Its performance is exceptionally good and enough for even the most demanding applications.


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FarrowsHarrows's Rig
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why is my cpu 9% worse than itself?

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CrimsonRift's Test Rig
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Glitch in the matrix

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You know to much. You shall be exterminated. Pew Pew

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Dude your rig is epic

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is there anything wrong with having a radeon hd 7870 with this?

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mydreamrigmaza90210's Test Rig
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I don't see why there would be, But your 8350 is already a powerful processor, I'd stick with that processor for now.

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This or 3770k?

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Tough decision, but it all depends on your budget.
I would go for this just because it's cheaper-there's almost no difference with this and the 3770K.
Contact Pip for more info.
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3770k if you want to OC, if you don't want to then the 3770 is 3% worst than the 3820

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Why is that exactly? I understand that the 3820 isn't completely unlocked, but it still OCs very well and the 2011 socket is nice for future upgrades. My 3820 is currently OC'd to 4.7Ghz and I could go higher, just don't really see a point in doing so at this time.

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beyond's Rig
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Looking to get a new rig for obvious reasons if you see my rig i am wondering how much will my performance vary in games between this and the I7 3930

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your cores awesome

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Looking at upgrading to one of these and getting a ASrock motherboard, later on new GPU etc . Whats overclocking like with it?

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Semi-locked multi's and high TDP. If you want SB-E just get the 3930K, otherwise the 3770K will do just fine.

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Might look at the 3930K then as i understand the "K" means unlocked in intels naming scheme. Wanting a intel 2011 socket motherboared for furture proofing thought this cpu would be a cheap option to start with and a huge step up from AMDs CPUs performance.

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Are you doing more than gaming? Because otherwise the 3770k is the better option.

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Nah just Gaming. Order socket tho

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Awesome CPU! i run this with an Intel XMP and it is super smooth, the only thing i need to upgrade is my hdd to ssd's and my rig will be a beast.

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Same here, still need SSD ;)

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It will definitely be a great addition :D

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I already got it! totaly epic…

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Got the ssd's, now it's a BEAST!

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intel confuses me with their cpu hierarchy, i understand that i7 are the best but which ones, or are they?, im looking to upgrade my cpu next and i feel that intel is the way to go for gaming.

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They really are :D the processor on this page is one of the three best they offer. As far as gaming goes, the i5-3570K, seen here, is a great deal and it will last about 4-5 years with a little OC. i7's are for people who do things like video editing, photoshop, F@H 24/7, and other intensive stuff. The one on this page, along with the i7-3930K and 3960X are only for people that do the aforementioned tasks or need 40 PCI Express 3.0 lanes (like if they have 3 or 4 way SLI 680's). For the i5-3570K, you'll need an LGA 1155 mobo with Z77 chipset. Ask me on my profile page if you have more questions :)

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Great answer, thumbs up :)

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What actually differentiates the i5 from the i7 series nowadays is the Hyper Threadying. HT does a tremendous job espcially while rendering graphics, videes @1080p resolutions, like you said. But It is no needed for gaming at all. What actually games do want is the the Clock and the Multi-Tasking Instructions. IMHO, Having a 4x SLI/Crossfire is useless. You will never need 4 cards for gaming. 2 Cards is enough. IF you would like to go with heavy stuff that might need the power of thatm you better change the while computer and Get a Xeon CPU + Quadro GPU.. That is my opinion, however :)

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it's cheaper than i7-2600 !

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:O

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na it is same pric as i7 2600K here in SA =D but socket 2011 motherboards are way too exp so I still love my i7 2600K dont worrie TM =DD

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Phew, gave me a scare :D

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your GD rep gave me a scare! XDD

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Ahahaaa :D

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Ory, dat was funny :D (it actually rhymed)

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hahahaha it did rhyme =DDD I didnt even notice it in my mined XDD

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witch is better my cpu or this they both are the same price but this has 10mb l3 cache :/

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Hard choice. I think, this one is better. But very,very little.. :P (no offense)

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non taken I also think it is slightly better but the mobros ar very exp so not for me =DDD my cpu OCed beats this stock I guess =D

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Yeah. Thats apsolutely right. And your CPU is better than mine 58%, so dont worry… Its beast man! Beast!

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haha =D your cpu is a beast too bud in games their should be little differince between your cpu and mine =D

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Yeah I seriously think i5 is enough for any game these days :)
Let's wait until tomorrow and see if MP3 takes advantage of more than 4 threads :D

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Ahahahahaha I have that trouble alot =DDD

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Im little disapointed in my CPU right now ://

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Don't be :)

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Ok :/

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