Intel Sandy Bridge-E Details Trickle Out

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Jims45wow

Socket, on-board controllers, other platform needs, price expectations, did they get it to play nice with discrete graphics cards?

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PCLinuxguy

it's about time intel got off it's butt and brought the sandybridge 6 cores to the scene.  Not bad for spec sheet either, as it sounds like it's time for those who coughed up a few grand for an i7-980x or 990x system to be finding a way to upgrade or trade up with a new system for those new sandy bridge 6's.  I know I would be. 

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Nimrod

Me want 15MB cache

/zombie voice

 

 

Do you have any idea how FAST my games would load with that? Do you have any idea how FAST my multi tasking would run with SIX CORES and a 15MB shared cache? Do you have any idea what 15MB COULD DO?

 

 

 

OMFG!!!!!!!!!

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Nimrod

Me want 15MB cache

/zombie voice

 

 

Do you have any idea how FAST my games would load with that? Do you have any idea how FAST my multi tasking would run with SIX CORES and a 15MB shared cache? Do you have any idea what 15MB COULD DO?

 

 

 

OMFG!!!!!!!!!

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SleepyCatChris

<cite>Finally there's the Core i7 3820, a regular quad-core processor with a locked multiplier and clocked at 3.6GHz (Turbo 3.9GHz). It will come with 10MB of cache and a 130W TDP.</cite>

Why the jump from 95W TDP in the i7 2600 to 130W TDP in the i7 3820?

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SleepyCatChris

Why the heck is the html not working?

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livebriand

 

<cite>This will be a six-core chip </cite>

What about the AMD bulldozer ones that are supposedly going to be up to 8 cores with a 130TDP? (if I remember correctly)

 

 

The citing feature doesn't seem to work for me either.

 

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bautrey

Bulldozer has a 125 TDM, but its close enough to 130.

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DU00

So other than the extra cache and the small bump in clockspeed, what might be the advantage of the i7 3820 over a 2600k? Unless these are for a different socket again and Intel is just covering the bases, since the hexacores won't start at less than $900 since the Extreme Edition tag is attached. Can someone better explain this to me?

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Kinetic

Unless I'm mistaken you forgot the unlocked Core i7-3930K: 6 cores, 12MB cache and a clock speed of 3.2GHz that turbos at 3.8GHz.

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