Intel Core i7 4820K and 4960X Ivy Bridge-E processor review

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. Corbus

    Corbus Ancient Guru

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    Really nice memory performance.
     
  3. thatguy91

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    Yes, but falls down everywhere else. Seem the i7-4770K would be the more sensible choice as it's faster in every other test. Of course, the ideal thing would be to couple the i7-4770K with (at least) DDR3-2133, and then overclock it ;)
     
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    glad to see that my purchase of the 3770k is still holding up very nicely. Those memory speeds are incredible though.
     

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    I agree, insane is better word. Now 16xxx MB/s on my i7-920 OC'ed to 4.01GHz paired with 6x Patriot 4GB 1866 CL9 (Triple Channel) looks so f**king small :(
     
  6. Koniakki

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    Oh boy! Finally an A-List product review. ;)

    While I wish the 4930k was included too, I will really enjoy this when I read it later on.

    Thank you Hilbert.
     
  7. weasel

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    Looks nice but 'im going to keep my 3930K for awhile,thx for the review :)
     
  8. -Tj-

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    Thanks, is 4820K review missing OC part?



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    hm i7 4960x is very hot at only 4.6Ghz @ 1.45v, makes me wonder did they really use proper soldering or not.. Also power consumption, I thought it would be much lower on IB-e



    Edit: i checked anadtech and he couldnt even get it to 4.6ghz :grin:
     
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  9. southamptonfc

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    I think it's time to retire FarCry2 and Crysis2 from the benchmark suite. (review says "New in the CPU benchmark suite is Crysis 2.")

    Crysis3 is about the only title that would've shown the potential of a 6core so really needs to be there instead of Crysis2.
     
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    There's some disparity on the AIDA memory readings. Sandra seems to give a better figure, which is missing for some reason. :(
     

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    Well, as far I as I can there is absolutely no point in me upgrading from my 3970X as the performance boosts wouldn't even be noticeable when gaming. Think i'll wait for X99 and Haswell E
     
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    Yup same - there is absolutely no point in upgrading until X99.
     
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    Kinda expected. I still find 4770k best choice out there.
     
  14. Hilbert Hagedoorn

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    I dropped Sandra for memory testing, with each massive update the tool scores change as well. So that it unfortunately is not reliable/consistent enough.
     
  15. Koniakki

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    So it performs as expected which is the same scenario since the 2600k.

    10% increase in IPC with each release. 2700k+10%=3770k+10%=4770k
    And now 4960X is again 10% over the previous gen.

    Hitting some kind of a wall there? Where are the true advances in technology? But hey they need to milk us really good don't they.

    Biggest competitor a 5 year old platform with a 3 year old CPU. Oh please...

    Stop releasing every year and focused on providing something truly groundbreaking ffs. Oh yeah, we got Skylake. In 2 years.... :bang:

    I know my comment isn't exactly 100% spot on some things, but I had to get this out. I feel a bit better now. :p
     
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  16. Loobyluggs

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    Great review as always Hill.

    Those Cinbench figures are off the chain!
     
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    Ít says in the conclusion that the OC was giving him crash at boot!
     
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    No you are dead right mate, this is the problem now, they ground tech to a halt because they realize why release something which is 20-30% better, when they can release something 10% better, get all the sales from that, then move to the next minimal increment, (as small as they can realistically get away with) it's a total utter scam, utter rip off, they are playing us for fools, and it works because the majority are.

    Technology is showing this pattern more and more in so many different areas but PC hardware is one of the very worse.
     
  19. CPC_RedDawn

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    So the 4820K is $30 cheaper than a 4770K yet it only performs around 2-3% slower. It will be overclockable once we get a better BIOS, the quad channel memory reads are just insane, it can drive SLI/Crossfire better thanks to 40 Pcie lanes....?

    People here seem pretty blind, to me the better choice is without a doubt the 4820K, I was going to get a 4770K near the end of the year but now I am starting to think the 4820K would be a much better option in the long run. I mean are we really going to argue about the difference between 250fps and 248fps???
     
  20. Undying

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    I don't know why is that bothering you? Do you love spending 500$ on CPU/MB/RAM every year? I don't think so...

    You got 3930k and now enjoy two years until Skylake and DDR4. It gives you chance to upgrade something that really matters more often, like a GPU.
     
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