Tuesday, September 10th 2013

Market Availability of Core i7 "Ivy Bridge-E" Series

Intel's Core i7 "Ivy Bridge-E" processors are now generally available for purchase, keeping in tune with its September 3rd to 11th launch window. The Core i7-4960X six-core high-end part, which on paper featured a $990 price-tag, is being sold by US retailer Newegg.com for $1,050. The same store is selling the on-paper $555 Core i7-4930K six-core chip for $580, and the catchy on-paper $310 Core i7-4820K quad-core part for $330. If you don't already own an LGA2011 platform, the store is offering decent combo deals, which shave that markup off, when the chips are purchased with compatible socket LGA2011 motherboards. Oh, and the i7-4960X indeed ships in a boring blue box, which totally makes the chip run slower.
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10 Comments on Market Availability of Core i7 "Ivy Bridge-E" Series

#1
Wile E
Power User
by: btarunr
Oh, and the i7-4960X indeed ships in a boring blue box, which totally makes the chip run slower.
I literally lol'd.

And I know it's beating a dead horse, but I really, REALLY wish they would've released an EE 8 core.
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Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: Wile E
I literally lol'd.

And I know it's beating a dead horse, but I really, REALLY wish they would've released an EE 8 core.
Who cares about an EE 8 core when you can get a 12-core IVB-E Xeon? :p

Don't worry, it will only run you almost 3k for one CPU. :ohwell:
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#4
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: Wile E
No OCing. :(
If you need a 12 core CPU, you shouldn't need to be overclocking. You should need a second 12c CPU to feed whatever beast can use that many processes/threads. :laugh:
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#5
Fourstaff
by: Aquinus
If you need a 12 core CPU, you shouldn't need to be overclocking. You should need a second 12c CPU to feed whatever beast can use that many processes/threads. :laugh:
Its not about need :)

4930K looks as tasty as 3930K, for almost the same price and a noticeable improvement in power consumption.
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#6
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: Fourstaff
Its not about need
It is when it comes to Intel's wallet. ;)
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#7
Fourstaff
by: Aquinus
It is when it comes to Intel's wallet. ;)
You mean Intel's prices :)

Well, if you need 12cores you should be making truckloads of money anyway (whatever you are doing), or receiving subsidies from somewhere.
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#8
Aquinus
Resident Wat-man
by: Fourstaff
You mean Intel's prices :)

Well, if you need 12cores you should be making truckloads of money anyway (whatever you are doing), or receiving subsidies from somewhere.
Intel is probably thinking that there aren't enough people that are willing to buy them because once you need that much power, you're looking at Xeons anyways. Imagine all the carping because Intel released a 12c i7, but it's single-threaded capabilities were dismal. It's not what the market needs, so Intel is denying you. :p
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#9
Sabishii Hito
Grabbed a 4930k yesterday, currently running it at 4.5GHz paired with Dominator Platinum 4x4GB DDR3-2800 clocked at 2666. I'll have to see how strong my IMC is later on today.
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#10
Wile E
Power User
by: Aquinus
If you need a 12 core CPU, you shouldn't need to be overclocking. You should need a second 12c CPU to feed whatever beast can use that many processes/threads. :laugh:
A 4.6Ghz OCed 6 core will more or less do the same work as the 2.3 12 core.

I want more than 6 cores at more than 4Ghz, otherwise it's not a worthy upgrade for me.

And since when was need ever factored into this?
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