It is a time-honored tradition: Assume entire the advances from the most current architecture shift, and drop them into an unlocked processor aimed at overclocked and workstations with considerable computational workloads.Sitting at the top of the Sandy Bridge Extreme Version lineup is the 3.3GHz Core i7-3960X.
Here are the specifications for it and the other 2 newcomers, in handy graph element.The fresh processors are construct on the Sandy Bridge architecture, and the fundamentals have not altered. Sandy Bridge Extreme Version extends 2 central processing units with 6 cores, and one central processing unit with 4 cores.
The Core i7-3960X I tested extends 15MB of L3 cache shared among the cores — up from 12MB in last year's variation, or from 8 MB in the Core i7-2600K. That bigger L3 cache allows faster information substitutes between the cores, which improves function in applications that are optimized for multiple cores.
With fresh processors arrives the fresh X79 chip set, and Socket 2011. Yes, a novel socket; the sound you listen is a legion of serial upgrades howling with rage. For them, the fresh socket means having to spring for fresh CPU board, but the news it is not completely worse.
While I met with Intel representatives, I was ensured that the function-oriented Socket 2011 will be with us for a some years — at least till an Extreme Version of the 22-nanometer Ivy Bridge architecture creates the rounds.For the frugal enthusiast, picking up a Core i7-3820 central processing unit is an intriguing choice. That central processing unit is probably to be priced competitively with the existing Core i7-2600K.
Catch one of them when they are present, store your pennies, and you will be ready to dive into whatever 22nm-based Extreme Version goodness Intel arrives with a year from now.Intel parked its try Core i7-3960X central processing unit on a DX79SI "Siler" CPU board. The Siler is well skilled, to say the least. 8 DIMM slots extends a possible 64GB of RAM, with four DIMMs managed on every side of the processor.
This could pose a trouble for few bigger central processing unit fans. For my tries Intel furnished an Asetek liquid cooling kit, but lot of alternative cooling systems and CPU boards supporting Socket 2011 will undoubtedly be present at or close launch.
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