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    Intel Core i7 Review Thread

    Intel Core i7 4960X Reviews
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/7255/i...ridge-e-review
    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages..._review,1.html
    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...-e-review.html
    http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Intel...eview/?page=11
    http://www.kitguru.net/components/cp...rboard-review/
    http://www.legitreviews.com/intel-co...-review_122714
    http://www.ocaholic.ch/modules/smart...9&lang=english
    http://www.overclockers.com/intel-iv...60x-cpu-review
    http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...core_i7_4960x/
    http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Process...ocessor-Review
    http://techreport.com/review/25293/i...essor-reviewed
    http://www.techspot.com/review/708-i...-ivy-bridge-e/
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...mark,3557.html
    http://vr-zone.com/articles/ivy-brid...ips/54295.html


    ]Intel Core i7-4770K Reviews
    http://dz87klt.weebly.com
    http://anandtech.com/show/7003/the-h...i54560k-tested
    http://hardocp.com/article/2013/06/0...w#.Uan_X9KzfbM
    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...0k-review.html
    http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages..._review,1.html
    http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/cpu/56...-22nm-haswell/
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/I...K_Haswell_GPU/
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...view,3521.html
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/201...k-cpu-review/1
    http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...roduction.html
    http://www.rwlabs.com/article.php?id=829
    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1159&Itemid=63
    http://www.techspot.com/review/679-i...core-i7-4770k/
    http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Process...d-Architecture
    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages..._review,1.html
    http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/552...iew/index.html
    http://www.computerbase.de/artikel/p...p-pcs-im-test/
    http://www.computerbase.de/artikel/p...books-im-test/
    http://www.computerbase.de/artikel/g...p-pcs-im-test/
    http://pctuning.tyden.cz/hardware/pr...ll-do-desktopu
    http://extrahardware.cnews.cz/testy/...4670k-i7-4770k
    http://www.hardware.fr/articles/897-...well-test.html
    http://vr-zone.com/articles/haswell-...ghz/32838.html
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...-i7-4770k.html
    http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...core_i7_4770k/
    http://www.cowcotland.com/articles/1...-i7-4770k.html
    http://www.bjorn3d.com/2013/06/intel.../#.UaqHmZXqoUU
    http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/4437...w-haswell-test
    http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/c...4770k_review/1
    http://www.eteknix.com/intel-core-i7...cessor-review/
    http://www.sweclockers.com/recension...-4670k-haswell
    http://lab501.ro/procesoare-chipsetu...7-4770k-review
    http://techreport.com/review/24879/i...ssors-reviewed





    Core i7-3970X Reviews
    http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/3556...st-even-faster
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...mark,3348.html
    http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/507...iew/index.html
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...-i7-3970x.html

    Core i7-3770K Reviews
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5763/u...-on-ivy-bridge
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5771/t...7-3770k-review
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5773/i...pc-perspective
    http://alienbabeltech.com/main/?p=29402
    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...=900&Itemid=63
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/201...3770k-review/1
    http://www.bjorn3d.com/articles/Inte...idge/2214.html
    http://www.brightsideofnews.com/news...ud-expect.aspx
    http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/...rmance_Review/
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i...view-with-z77/
    http://www.hardcoreware.net/core-i7-...vy-bridge-cpu/
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2012/...locking_review
    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...pu-review.html
    http://www.hardware.fr/articles/863-...22nm-test.html
    http://www.hardwareheaven.com/review...roduction.html
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...PU-Review/1537
    http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/cpu/37...nm-ivy-bridge/
    http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Intel...cessor-Review/
    http://lab501.ro/procesoare-chipsetu...-core-i7-3770k
    http://lanoc.org/review/pc-hardware/...70k-ivy-bridge
    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1914/1/
    http://www.legionhardware.com/articl..._bridge,1.html
    http://www.lostcircuits.com/mambo//i...d=105&Itemid=1
    http://www.madshrimps.be/articles/ar...#axzz1t9CX1gf7
    http://www.maximum-tech.net/intel-co...-review-12192/
    http://www.missingremote.com/review/...0k-motherboard
    http://www.motherboards.org/review/i...-core-i7-3770k
    http://www.ocaholic.ch/xoops/html/mo...php?itemid=723
    http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/c...3770k_review/1
    http://www.overclockers.com/intel-i7...ge-cpu-review/
    http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi..._corei7_3770k/
    http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Process...ocessor-Review
    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...i7_3770k&num=1
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/I...vy_Bridge_GPU/
    http://techreport.com/articles.x/22835
    http://www.techspot.com/review/523-i...core-i7-3770k/
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...770k,3181.html
    http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/467...iew/index.html
    http://uk.hardware.info/reviews/2680...-bridge-review
    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages..._review,1.html
    http://vr-zone.com/articles/ivy-brid...own/15637.html
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...-i5-3570k.html


    Core i7-3960X Reviews
    http://www.anandtech.com/show/5091/i...high-end-alive
    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...=826&Itemid=63
    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...pu-review.html
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i...9agd65-review/
    http://www.techspot.com/review/465-i...core-i7-3960x/
    http://hothardware.com/News/Intel-Co...eE-CPU-Review/
    http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/cpu/32...e-edition-cpu/
    http://www.pcper.com/reviews/Process...Chipset-Tested
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/...cessor_review/
    http://legitreviews.com/article/1773/
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...ge-e,3071.html
    http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/441...iew/index.html
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpu...dge-e-review/1
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...60x-3930k.html
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...PU-Review/1429
    http://vr-zone.com/articles/intel-sa...dup/14040.html
    http://www.overclockers.com/intel-sa...cessor-review/
    http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi..._core_i7_3960/
    http://www.vortez.net/articles_pages...ridge_e,1.html
    http://techreport.com/articles.x/21987
    http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/c...3960x_review/1


    Core i7-3930K Reviews
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...60x-3930k.html
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpu...dge-e-review/1
    http://www.behardware.com/articles/8...-lga-2011.html

    Core i7-3820 Reviews
    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...pu-review.html
    http://www.techspot.com/review/492-intel-core-i7-3820/
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i...cessor-review/
    http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...l_corei7_3820/
    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...=874&Itemid=63
    http://hothardware.com/Reviews/Intel...eE-CPU-Review/
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...e-i7-3820.html
    http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/...ocessor-review
    http://www.behardware.com/articles/8...-lga-2011.html

    Core i7-965, i7-940 and i7-920 Reviews
    Guru3D Review
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/intel-...nd-965-review/
    Guru3D - Core i7 Multi-GPU SLI Crossfire Game performance review
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i...rmance-review/
    Guru3D - Core 2 Quad QX 9770 versus Core i7 965 on 3-way SLI GTX280
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i...ance-review/19
    PC Perspective
    http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=634
    Hexus
    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=16187
    Hexus - Intel Core i7 - everything that Core 2 should have been - performance numbers
    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=16189
    Techreport
    http://techreport.com/articles.x/15816
    Extremetech
    http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...2333764,00.asp
    Hothardware
    http://hothardware.com/Articles/Inte...-Have-Arrived/
    Tomshardware
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...alem,2057.html
    Neoseeker
    http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Ha...ore_i7_review/
    Driverheaven
    http://www.driverheaven.net/reviews.php?reviewid=656
    Tbreak
    http://www.tbreak.com/articles/8/1/I...PUs/Page1.html
    Trustedreviews
    http://www.trustedreviews.com/cpu-me...re-Overview/p1
    Techgage
    http://techgage.com/article/intel_co...mance_preview/
    Anandtech
    http://anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/int...oc.aspx?i=3448
    Anandtech - Nehalem - Everything You Need to Know about Intel's New Architecture
    http://anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/int...oc.aspx?i=3382
    VRZone
    http://sg.vr-zone.com/articles/previ...etup/6163.html
    Hardwarecanucks
    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...or-review.html
    Firingsquad
    http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/...mance_preview/
    Intel Core I7 920 (Nehalem) @Bjorn3d
    http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1379
    Intel Core I7 940 (Nehalem) @Bjorn3d
    http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1378
    Intel Core I7 965 (Nehalem) @Bjorn3d
    http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1375
    Madshrimps
    http://www.madshrimps.be/?action=getarticle&articID=884
    Hardwarezone
    http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles...?cid=2&id=2736
    Bit-tech
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/200...5-965-review/1
    Bit-tech - Intel Core i7 - Nehalem Architecture Dive
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/200...tecture-dive/1
    Benchmarkreviews
    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...d=229&Itemid=1
    Tweaktown
    http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/164...rts/index.html
    Overclock3d
    http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews.p...arks_preview/1
    Xbitlabs
    http://xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/dis...l-core-i7.html
    @Xbitlabs -First Look at Nehalem Microarchitecture
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu...hitecture.html

    Core i7-975 and i7-950 Reviews
    http://www.hardwarezone.com/articles...?cid=2&id=2907
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i7-975-review/
    http://hothardware.com/Articles/Inte...cessor-Review/
    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=18644
    http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/...treme_edition/
    http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid...e=expert&pid=1
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...-975,2318.html
    http://xbitlabs.com/articles/cpu/dis...7-975-950.html
    http://anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=3574
    http://www.driverheaven.net/reviews.php?reviewid=786

    The Core i7 980X Reviews
    http://anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=3763
    http://anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=3764
    http://www.awardfabrik.de/prozessore...en-i7-920.html
    http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...=475&Itemid=63
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpu...ition-review/1
    http://www.bjorn3d.com/read.php?cID=1801
    http://www.computerbase.de/artikel/h...treme_edition/
    http://www.cowcotland.com/articles/5...exa-cores.html
    http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews.php?reviewid=939
    http://www.hardware-mag.de/artikel/p...treme_edition/
    http://www.hartware.net/review_1071.html
    http://www.hitechlegion.com/reviews/...ulftown-review
    http://www.extremetech.com/article2/...2361083,00.asp
    http://www.futurelooks.com/intel-cor...cessor-review/
    http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/...treme_edition/
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i7-980x-review/
    http://www.hardcoreware.net/intel-co...re-cpu-review/
    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum...or-review.html
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/944
    http://www.hexus.net/content/item.php?item=22801
    http://hothardware.com/Articles/Inte...ore-Processor/
    http://lab501.ro/procesoare-chipsetu...veni-vidi-vici
    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1245/1/
    http://www.mbreview.com/mbr-reviews/...e-i7-980x.html
    http://www.motherboards.org/reviews/...ds/2024_1.html
    http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Ha..._core_i7_980x/
    http://www.nordichardware.se/Recensioner/?skrivelse=560
    http://www.ocaholic.ch/xoops/html/mo...l_lang=english
    http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/c...80x_gulftown/1
    http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi..._core_i7_980x/
    http://www.pcgameshardware.com/aid,6...ftown/Reviews/
    http://www.pcinpact.com/articles/cor...ntel/381-1.htm
    http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=883
    http://www.pcpro.co.uk/reviews/proce...l-core-i7-980x
    http://techreport.com/articles.x/18581
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...town,2573.html
    http://www.tweak.dk/review/Intel_Cor...erner/1077/1/1
    http://www.tweaknews.net/reviews/int...cessor_review/
    http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/317...cpu/index.html
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    yes a good sticky!


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    Pun aside, the 3.2 GHz Core i7 processor used in this article seems to be a very good match for heavy weight Multi-GPU environments, whatever your preference is: 3-way SLI or QuadFire. You will not likely run into CPU bottlenecks anytime soon. That's of course until ATI and NVIDIA release faster cards again, which is bound to happen anyway.

    But in retrospect the Core i7 platform is a fantastic platform for multi-GPU gaming as you'll gain heaps... seriously heaps and heaps more performance opposed to today's regular PCs with a Core 2 Duo processor.
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i...mance-review/7
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    The limits hard-wired into the core are 100 A and 130 watts.
    P = IV

    P = 130W, I = 100A,

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    so are they launching BD soon or a comic book?

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    The TDP-limitation seems to be active on some boards like the DX54SO only. You can push the CPU further on the ASUS P6T (Bios 0802) for instance.
    Notice any grammar or spelling mistakes? Feel free to correct me! Thanks

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    the review over at bit-tech has very interesting farcry 2 results do any of you more informed have any reason for these?
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    Those are some amazing results...!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yakyb View Post
    the review over at bit-tech has very interesting farcry 2 results do any of you more informed have any reason for these?
    Legion Hardware also has FC2 high setting results.

    The outcome is kind of the same.
    Quote Originally Posted by radaja View Post
    so are they launching BD soon or a comic book?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FischOderAal View Post
    The TDP-limitation seems to be active on some boards like the DX54SO only. You can push the CPU further on the ASUS P6T (Bios 0802) for instance.
    I m confused then, because the toms hardware analysis of it stated it was hardwired into the cpu. So it just a bios that cpu'id;s the proc and then limits based on the chip? If so hacked bios's going to be necessary?
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    Simply a powerhouse. Maybe not for all games but everything else...

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    i am waiting for the dfi board with some uber bios tricks :P

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    its here
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    I want to see a 4.0Ghz i7 vs a 4.0Ghz penryn.


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    just read Anand's. Very well put together, can't wait for their memory guide. If any of those that have one could test it, I would love to see the effects of increasing the un-core multi at some constant settings everywhere else. That would be the equivalent of the new tRD.
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    I quite like the guru3D reviews
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    Wow Crysis finally conquered! Looks like if you want to get the most out of your GFX card (esp cards) you will need a i7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by takamishanoku View Post
    Wow Crysis finally conquered!
    yeah but u need the most expensive of just about 'everything', cpu + gpuS + mobo etc etc etc imo
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    So much for all the FUD along the way. i7 truely shines today

    Power consumption, speed, overclocking with BCLK, games (Cept one or 2. But overall better) etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by safan80 View Post
    I want to see a 4.0Ghz i7 vs a 4.0Ghz penryn.
    me too, a penryn with a decent FSB 400+ and decent clocked memory

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    here is my complete review : http://pctuning.tyden.cz/index.php?o...1927&Itemid=28 in Czech language, but graphs dont need a translation ...

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    @OBR

    I cannot believe your winrar score for the phenom. 1060kb/s is somewhat low that i think you messed up something. You should get at least 1800kb/s

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    Quote Originally Posted by tiro_uspsss View Post
    yeah but u need the most expensive of just about 'everything', cpu + gpuS + mobo etc etc etc imo
    Yeah but i'm thinking more about the next gen GFX cards and more immeadiately the 280GX2, which should be a lot cheaper. Looks like (compared to the 4870X2 which it should be quicker) it will easily handle very high on 1920, but you'll need an i7 to get the most out of it. It's great for those who want to upgrade as this shows that the Core Duo (even Quads) can't keep up with this gen's gfx cards (multiple i.e ATi's high end from now on) and therefore probably the next after.
    Last edited by takamishanoku; 11-03-2008 at 03:00 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shintai View Post
    So much for all the FUD along the way. i7 truely shines today

    Power consumption, speed, overclocking with BCLK, games (Cept one or 2. But overall better) etc.
    I don't think anyone in their right mind actually believed that Nehalem would perform worse than Penryn. But it is indeed nice to see that OCing is still perfectly possible - it'll just be a wee bit more complicated than merely bumping up FSB&voltage.

    That said I'm not quite completly convinced that the entire platform is worthwhile yet as a desktop platform - a Q9550+p45 board and decent DDR2 is only about 5-10% slower overall than a i7 920+X58 board+DDR3.
    For server, workstation and HPC use OTOH nehalem wins big time...

    Edit: actually according to this review - there actually were a greater performance improvement overall going Kentsfield->Yorkfield than Yorkfield->Nehalem
    Last edited by Boissez; 11-03-2008 at 03:22 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OBR View Post
    here is my complete review : http://pctuning.tyden.cz/index.php?o...1927&Itemid=28 in Czech language, but graphs dont need a translation ...
    OBR, did you happen to test the 965 at different UCLK multies?
    Main-- i7-980x @ 4.5GHZ | Asus P6X58D-E | HD5850 @ 950core 1250mem | 2x160GB intel x25-m G2's |
    Wife-- i7-860 @ 3.5GHz | Gigabyte P55M-UD4 | HD5770 | 80GB Intel x25-m |
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    if ya got a endless pocket ur laughing lol upgrade for me next year wen everything matured abit more prices dropped abit so i will wait. my set up can play any game on the planet at max settings pritty much crysis struggles abit but with a hack i put in maxed out 40fps thumbs up tho for this thumbs down price

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