Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz Socket 2011

  • Intel Core i7-3820 3.6GHz Socket 2011
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The Intel Core i7 3820 features four cores operating at 3.6GHz, a 10MB L3 cache and HyperThreading support. It also support PCI Express 3.0 and a platform that will take as much as 32GB of system memory. Additionally, the i7-3820 supports quad-channel memory meaning users will be compelled to purchase four modules rather than just two.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on 85

The Intel Core i7-3820 is particularly intriguing because of its sub-$300 retail price -- far less than other chips in the Sandy Bridge-E family. With that in mind we expected Intel to butcher this chip, but the 3820 remains an impressive specimen with four cores at 3.6GHz, a 10MB L3 cache and HT support.

By uk.hardware.info on

Late May we published a huge round-up of 45 desktop processors , followed by a review of Intel's fourth generation Core processors . Our readers immediately, and understandably, came with the request for a similar group test of laptop processors. It's...

By uk.hardware.info on

On June 4 Intel is launching its next generation Core processors, also called Haswell. That means it's the perfect opportunity for us to retest all current processors and a number of older ones with a completely new test configuration. It will not only...

By TechwareLabs on

The 2XXX Second Generation of the Intel Core Processor Family took off this past year with many early adopters pleasantly surprised by the abundance of speed, updated technologies, and better graphics integration. Here at TechwareLabs we had the pleasure...

By PCWorld New Zealand on 60

Late last year Intel released an update to their line of Sandy Bridge processors dubbed Sandy Bridge-E (for ‘Enthusiast’ according to Intel). Since the launch of the initial pair of six-core CPUs, the i7-3930K and i7-3960X, only one other chip has...

By PCStats on

On the whole, Windows 7 x64 is well suited to the Intel Core i7 Sandy Bridge-E architecture. If many of your daily work programs are still 32-bit applications, there's no real penalty to emulating that 32-bit software in a 64-bit OS environment. When...

By PC Mag on 80

The Intel Core i7-3820 processor is a fine performer, but it lacks the impressive features of other CPUs in the Sandy Bridge–Extreme line....

By Overclockers Club on

The Second Generation Core i7 3820 is a small step-up in terms of performance when compared to Intel's Socket 1155 platform. Originally, the release of the X79 platform was limited to 6-core chips that were priced from $550 up to $999; not the...

By BeHardware on

As expected, given its spec, the Core i7-3930K makes the Core i7-3960X entirely dispensable. Why spend an extra €350 or €400 for such a small gain in performance (between 4 and 5%)?The Core i7-3930K is therefore a choice cut for anyone looking for a...

By Guru of 3D on

This processor combined with a nice X79 motherboard could be just what the doctor ordered, then again, it will still have to fight against the 2600/2700K processors from Intel. Intel’s Core i7-3820 CPU is based on the Sandy Bridge-E die that packs...

By ThinkComputers on 90

When the LGA2011 processors and Intel X79 motherboards were released it was quite expensive to get into. The Core i7-3930K sells for about $600 and you will be paying over $200 for an Intel X79 motherboard. This does not leave much room for a decent...

By Benchmark Reviews on 93

As we have explained in the past, it's very hard to isolate a single component within a system. While we try to keep as many of the components static throughout the testing environment, it's impossible to keep everything the same. Any of these other...

By MadShrimps on

When replacing the aging socket 1366 with the brand new socket 2011, Intel did not merely focus on the high end CPU versions. With the addition of this i7-3820 Quadcore CPU, Intel has managed to put a brand new architecture into position, to replace...

By Expreview on

Just a week ago, Intel officially launched its Core i7-3820 Sandy Bridge-E processor, the processor is the first quad-core model in LGA2011 platform, and it’s priced as low as US$294. We have got the CPU and did a small test. As its specs and pricing...

By Hardware Canucks on

While the Core i7-3960X lives in rarefied air where money is no object and there is no competition, it is not the type of high volume part that can establish and legitimize the LGA2011 platform the way that the Core i7-920 did for the LGA1366...

By Hi Tech Legion on

I have always been a system upgrader. This meant that I take part prices into consideration more than a "total" system price. I usually transfer old parts over to the new system as they are still up to date. This means that when I do an overhaul, it...

By VR-Zone on

While the Core i7 3960X was based on an 8-core die with 2 cores disabled, the just announced entry level Socket 2011 CPU, the Core i7 3820, is based on a different die. Intel will also offer 4-core Xeons based on the same smaller die. Any...

By Legit Reviews on

The Intel LGA2011 platform finally has an affordable processor with solid performance numbers and a great overclocking...

By X-bit Labs on

The new LGA 2011 platform for enthusiasts didn’t really impress us that much at launch. Of course, it was not worse than the previous LGA 1366 and LGA 1155 platforms, but it still couldn’t be called a real break-through revolutionary product, to be...

By TechRadar AU on 80

So the Intel Core i7 3820 performs at around the same sort of levels as the top-end standard Sandy Bridge CPUs. We have to say, that's a bit of a disappointment. This is supposed to be the serious enthusiast processors for Intel's desktop faithful, but...