Monday, July 18th 2011

Sandy Bridge-E Model Numbers, Clock Speeds Surface

Here are details of the first three models of Intel's "Sandy Bridge-E" Core i7 processors in the LGA2011 package. Some of these details were made public as early as mid-April. It was then analyzed that Intel was driving two distinct lines of LGA2011 client processors: Enthusiast and Performance, and within Performance, there were BClk multiplier-unlocked six-core, and locked quad-core chips. With the new series, Intel will move to the 3000 series of processor model numbering, indicating that the new processors will be part of Intel's 3rd generation Core processors, even though they're based on the Sandy Bridge architecture.

Before we move to the model numbers, here's a quick run up of the brand extenders. "X" denotes Extreme Edition, "K" denotes "Unlocked" (BClk multipler unlocked). Leading the pack will be Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition. This six-core (6 cores, 12 threads with HTT) chip has a nominal clock speed of 3.30 GHz, Turbo Boost speed of up to 3.90 GHz, and features the full 15 MB of L3 cache present on the Sandy Bridge-E silicon. Expect this chip to have a four figure price-tag.
Next up, is the Core i7-3930K, with 6 cores, 12 threads, a nominal clock speed of 3.20 GHz, and Turbo Boost speed of 3.80 GHz; but 12 MB of L3 cache compared to 15 MB on the Extreme Edition chip. This chip features an unlocked BClk multiplier, making overclocking it possible.

The most affordable LGA2011 chip will be Core i7-3820, with 4 cores, 8 threads, nominal clock speed of 3.60 GHz, Turbo speed of 3.90 GHz, and just 10 MB of L3 cache. Unlike the other two, this one has its BClk multiplier locked. All three models feature quad-channel DDR3 memory controllers, but it is likely that the lower-end models could also have lower DRAM multiplier limits. All three chips will have other features in common, including a PCI-Express 3.0 root complex that gives out two x16 links to drive graphics.Source: DonanimHaber
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124 Comments on Sandy Bridge-E Model Numbers, Clock Speeds Surface

#1
Anusha
bigg34 said:
Intel is at it again. they are such profiteering glutton. scamming the people by releasing overpriced products.

whats the point of releasing expensive products when only a few people can buy it?

i can barely afford a $300 CPU.

i would be very happy if Intel reports their loss in revenue. if it will ever happen........
i'm sure they have better financial specialists than you and me ;)
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#2
bigg34
whatever

actually i am a lawyer myself. i know about the law.

Based on my findings, Intel committed many illegal moves. i can easily sue them and get millions.

one of their illegal move is the very high pricing tag for their cpus.

their high price tag dont justify for their products.

Intel should only make products for low end to med range users.
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#3
Pestilence
bigg34 said:
whatever

actually i am a lawyer myself. i know about the law.

Based on my findings, Intel committed many illegal moves. i can easily sue them and get millions.

one of their illegal move is the very high pricing tag for their cpus.

their high price tag dont justify for their products.

Intel should only make products for low end to med range users.
Your a lawyer and your bitching about prices? :laugh:
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#4
Tatty_One
Super Moderator
bigg34 said:
n-ster: then Intel just piss their customers off by being ignorant with their prices.

no wonder why you act like an ignorant person. Because you are a typical bloody high end user.
He is not being ignorant, he is meerly stating his opinion as you are, if both of you agree that intel generally prices higher chip for chip, the only differences you have left is because you appear to think it's for greed where he thinks they make you pay for performance, whichever side of the fence you stand ignorance is not a factor, I happen to beleive it's probably a bit of both, however if I offerd you $100 for your Ram (supposing you were selling it) by PM, and just as you were going to reply and say "deal".... he PM's you and offered you $120 I will leave you to decide who you would sell to :D
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#5
Paulieg
The Mad Moderator
bigg34 said:
Intel is at it again. they are such profiteering glutton. scamming the people by releasing overpriced products.

whats the point of releasing expensive products when only a few people can buy it?

i can barely afford a $300 CPU.

i would be very happy if Intel reports their loss in revenue. if it will ever happen........
bigg34 said:
n-ster: then Intel just piss their customers off by being ignorant with their prices.

no wonder why you act like an ignorant person. Because you are a typical bloody high end user.
bigg34 said:
whatever

actually i am a lawyer myself. i know about the law.

Based on my findings, Intel committed many illegal moves. i can easily sue them and get millions.

one of their illegal move is the very high pricing tag for their cpus.

their high price tag dont justify for their products.

Intel should only make products for low end to med range users.
Pestilence said:
Your a lawyer and your bitching about prices? :laugh:
Considering the lawyer's fees I recently paid, I can't believe you couldn't afford a $300 chip. :laugh: It's amazing how much people bitch. I swear, you must not have been around 7-8 years ago, when a decent chip STARTED around that price, not to mention how pricey a good board and ram were. Hell, I paid almost $400 for an AMD 4000+ Clawhammer.

Oh, and please chill. This is a discussion, and not the place to be attacking other members.
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#6
n-ster
bigg34 said:
n-ster: then Intel just piss their customers off by being ignorant with their prices.

no wonder why you act like an ignorant person. Because you are a typical bloody high end user.
but they didn't even announce prices yet! and SB was very reasonably priced... better so than even AMD bang/buck wise. As I said before, these are HIGH END parts. if HIGH END parts were the same price as md-high end, how would that make any sense for them? Sure not everyone can afford it, but high end parts are NOT supposed to be affordable by anyone!

You are basically saying that anything that is high-end is a scam. Every car over 50K$ is a scam? Is every 5 star restaurant that make you pay 40+$ per dish a scam? Is a good quality binder at 11$ a scam? NO.... why? because high end stuff costs some money.

My computer may be "high end", doesn't mean I payed a huge amount for it. I bought it used off PaulieG and then swapped every piece, one by one, selling in Canada and getting better stuff for the same amount of money in the US! Computers have become my passion, and that is why I decided to get a high-end machine. And TBH, the lga 1366 setup that I bought was top dog back then, and I payed something like 400~450$ for the CPU+Mobo+RAM. New would have cost me like 500~550$. There was basically no processor that beat the i7 920 once OCed, yet I find it was priced very reasonably.

Bottom line is that High-end parts have their place in the PC world, whether you like it or not. So far, I find intel's pricing to be right on the dot, which also explains why they are doing so well. High-end stuff exists, you'll just have to deal with it...
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#7
phill
Paulieg said:
Considering the lawyer's fees I recently paid, I can't believe you couldn't afford a $300 chip. :laugh: It's amazing how much people bitch. I swear, you must not have been around 7-8 years ago, when a decent chip STARTED around that price, not to mention how pricey a good board and ram were. Hell, I paid almost $400 for an AMD 4000+ Clawhammer.

Oh, and please chill. This is a discussion, and not the place to be attacking other members.
I work on this basis... If I want it, I'll buy it regardless of the price..
Sometimes might be easy to buy others might require a little more saving up thats all :)

If they seriously bring out an 8 core CPU with HT, I dont think I'd even consider anything else. I mean SB is alright and yeah it runs cool and uses low power and so on, but i get that from running an AMD 64 that I have sat here next to me or if I wanted to gain power, I'll use one of my i7's (well, when the other one is done!!)

Its all about what you want and what you wanna spend.. :)
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#8
Pestilence
phill said:
I work on this basis... If I want it, I'll buy it regardless of the price..
Sometimes might be easy to buy others might require a little more saving up thats all :)

If they seriously bring out an 8 core CPU with HT, I dont think I'd even consider anything else. I mean SB is alright and yeah it runs cool and uses low power and so on, but i get that from running an AMD 64 that I have sat here next to me or if I wanted to gain power, I'll use one of my i7's (well, when the other one is done!!)

Its all about what you want and what you wanna spend.. :)
8c/16ht Intel SB-E monster is rumored for Q1 12 and cost around 1250 dollars and did you really just compare Sandy Bridge to an AMD 64?
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#9
[H]@RD5TUFF
Pestilence said:
8c/16ht Intel SB-E monster is rumored for Q1 12 and cost around 1250 dollars and did you really just compare Sandy Bridge to an AMD 64?
I was wondering that myself. . . anyone else smell BS being shoveled in their direction in large quantity's?
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#10
phill
I just use this AMD rig for internet, so am I really gonna notice much of a difference to how fast Explorer or Google Chrome is gonna open??

I said my AMD 64 runs cool and uses low power, I never said it was faster than SB nor did I imply it :)

If thats what an 8 core CPU will cost then, I might still consider it. Christ, these two EVGA Classified board cost me the best part of £500 each and I've hardly used those in the two plus years I've had them!! Who cares? Its only money and if you want to spend it on that, you will!! My only thought is that at least I'll have something to show for it :)
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#11
Pestilence
phill said:
I just use this AMD rig for internet, so am I really gonna notice much of a difference to how fast Explorer or Google Chrome is gonna open??
SSD is going to make that biggest difference if your worried about that.
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#12
phill
I'm not really bothered with SSD's at the moment. I have my server drives for that and they are about as fast as I need to go :) Again not much point in booting up a minute faster than someone else if your waiting for him/her in the game :)

I think in one way, any of my AMD systems would be fricking awesome with an SSD so I might just have to try one when I have sorted out my more important systems :D
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#13
bigg34
i hope one day someone come up with an idea of a permanent CPU and GPU solution so that we dont have to worry about upgrading.
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#14
[H]@RD5TUFF
bigg34 said:
i hope one day someone come up with an idea of a permanent CPU and GPU solution so that we dont have to worry about upgrading.
Never going to happen because as consoles demonstrate when you can't upgrade your stuck using 6 year old tech and tech is one thing that doesn't age well, and no one want stagnent tech.
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#15
n-ster
bigg34 said:
i hope one day someone come up with an idea of a permanent CPU and GPU solution so that we dont have to worry about upgrading.
that would kill the fun of computer building and choosing your parts :p Also, that would mean that the world would be stalling in technological advancement, which is VERY VERY bad lol and would make many lose their jobs o.o

On-Topic: I am excited for when the die shrink comes! Eager to see the performance of these monsters... unfortunately I won't be able to afford them :p
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#16
bigg34
n-ster: i plan to upgrade to an i5 2500k. once i have enough money.

that should be enough for another 2 years ey? i mean for games.

i will overclock it too.
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#17
Pestilence
bigg34 said:
n-ster: i plan to upgrade to an i5 2500k. once i have enough money.

that should be enough for another 2 years ey? i mean for games.

i will overclock it too.
A 2500K at 4.5Ghz is plenty for years to come
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#18
bigg34
yeah. you are right. unless games utilize more than four cores effectively and heavily.

i want to buy a budget motherboard that can overclock. im going to buy ASRock P67 Pro3.

i heard it can overclock pretty good.
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#19
n-ster
If you do only gaming, the 2500K is probably the BEST bang/buck out there atm with a nice futureproofing as well

See? Intel's princing isn't that bad :rolleyes:
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#20
bigg34
yeah. but AMD x6 core is way cheaper. lol. but sadly its way slower :(

i got happy when i saw the AMD x6 has a low price. but after i read the reviewes i found that its slower than even the AMD x4.

i think its a good season for upgrading the CPU now.

new games like Battlefield 3 are coming up that will require an i5 CPU.
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#21
n-ster
You'd be surprised how close an i5 2500K setup is in terms of cost to a Phenom II x6 setup
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#22
bigg34
and it is evident that Battlefield 3 will require at least an i5.

New upcoming games for this year that can be CPU demanding:


Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Driver: San Francisco
Dead Island
Call of Juarez: The Cartel
L.A. Noire
Serious Sam 3: BFE
Rage
Batman: Arkham City
Battlefield 3
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Saints Row: The Third
Need for Speed The Run
Max Payne 3



n-ster: what games u plan to buy this year?
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#23
WarraWarra
LMAO, Had to read this 3 times.
First I though how the hell does Intel get a pre release version of a AMD APU 3960X and thought AMD has Intel nailed to the wall with this "AMD 3960X" performance.
Then I saw the hyper-threading and how does AMD have hyper-threading ?
Next was damn it is not AMD winning for once.

Finally I got it, it is a Intel CPU with AMD APU style naming of 3960X that is 47% faster than the Intel 990x.

Great stuff Intel, you go girl. We knew you could.
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#24
n-ster
WarraWarra said:
LMAO, Had to read this 3 times.
First I though how the hell does Intel get a pre release version of a AMD APU 3960X and thought AMD has Intel nailed to the wall with this "AMD 3960X" performance.
Then I saw the hyper-threading and how does AMD have hyper-threading ?
Next was damn it is not AMD winning for once.

Finally I got it, it is a Intel CPU with AMD APU style naming of 3960X that is 47% faster than the Intel 990x.

Great stuff Intel, you go girl. We knew you could.
I thought the i7 in front of the 3960 would have given it away? :p TBH the naming is kind of the continuation of SB naming but with the combination of lga 1366 naming.... kinda resembles the naming of Xeon lga 1366 processors
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#25
phill
bigg34 said:
and it is evident that Battlefield 3 will require at least an i5.

New upcoming games for this year that can be CPU demanding:

Driver: San Francisco
Serious Sam 3: BFE
Battlefield 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Need for Speed The Run
These are the ones I've got my eyes on :)

I'm a big fan of Driver (even thought Driver 2 and 3 sucked!)

Serious Sam is just a game everyone should have :)

Battlefield and COD MW3 sounds like its going to be a great fight between the two. I must admit never playing Battlefield much, I've enjoyed playing COD 1, 2 and 4 very much :) Online is excellent fun!! ( even if I do spend more time re-spawning!! :rockout: :banghead:)

I am trying to collect all the NFS series, I think they had one of the best games around to play when Underground 2 came out, sadly after that though, its gone a little downhill...

If any of these games need a better rig than an i7, I'll just have to upgrade to something!! :D
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