Intel Core i7-3960X and 3930K to get C2 stepping in January

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  1. Guru3D News

    Guru3D News Ancient Guru

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    Intel's hexa-core Core i7-3960X 3.3 GHz and Core i7-3930K 3.2 GHz will be getting a C2 revision in January to fix Intel VT-d support.As reported earlier Intel's first wave of Sandy Bridge-E processors...

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  2. hallryu

    hallryu Don Altobello

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    This sort of stuff is why I'm not an early adopter of new tech!
     
  3. GetMax

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    Will it be possible to get a replacement for my current 3930K? I mean it says on their homepage VT-d Yes meaning it should be working and if it's not working they should replace it?
     
  4. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    I'm happy to wait for the new 22 nm Intel 'Ivy Bridge' CPUs as the extra cores and smaller production size should overcome the issue that the current Core i7-39x0 series have, in that they run hot and are power hungry. For games this processor would be a waste of money anyway and very few make full use of it.

    My current Core i7-920 @ 3.6 GHz handles everything I throw at it with aplomb anyway so I'm in no rush to upgrade if it means I can get something better at a later date. By then maybe games will be making better using of multi-core processors with more than 4 cores. The Core i7-920 has been the best processor I've ever owned and even three years on it is still a beast IMO.
     
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    chispy Ancient Guru

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    It was about time, current stepping does not overclock very well , i hope it brings better overclocking margin.
     
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    Ivy Bridge will be 4 cores only. IB-E will extend to 6 & 8 cores though.
     
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    reviews of 980X O/C

    Any plans on comparing new Intel CPU O/C'd to old I7980X O/C'd only comparison on here so far is with old at stock speed and new at 5ghz be nice to see the difference then as 980X is a good overclocker.
     
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    Great minds think a like ;)
     
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  10. itisme

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    They have to by law otherwise it is a case of false advertising and arguably deception (in applicable countries).

    Anyway, I too also saw their website showing VT-d as a supported feature (a 'Yes' was marked next to it) at the time I made a purchase.

    Regardless of the above, I am hopeful Intel are a responsible corporation and will prompty replace affected CPUs for free.

    I am currently seeking comment from Intel (they weren't able to assist when I contacted them earlier today). Hope to have news in the next few days/weeks.

    If anyone has news on this matter, please update the thread. Thanks.
     

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