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Hardware Intel Core i7-3770K CPU Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by brumgrunt, 23 Apr 2012.

  1. brumgrunt

    brumgrunt New Member

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  2. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    Just a quicky - a very similar looking review of the 3570K will be going up tomorrow, and they'll probably share the same comment thread - the bit-tech word droids can only write these reviews so quickly after all. I'll just go change their grammato-coils and we should have the 3570K ready in no time. We'll also be covering Intel's HD 4000 graphics, the Z77 chipset, how to overclock both CPUs and some choice Z77 motherboards in separate follow-up articles over the next few weeks.

    Cheers!
     
  3. true_gamer

    true_gamer Well-Known Member

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    Glad my 3960X is keeping pace. I would have thought they would have given more PCIe 3.0 lanes. As 1 x16 lanes is not good for multi card users.

    Great review! :)
     
  4. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    1 x 16 lanes or 2 x 8 lanes, although that somewhat defeats the point of PCI-E 3.0 I'll admit.

    Also, I'm hearing that availability sadly won't be instant - rumour is 29th April for e-tailers to release stock. Bummer.
     
  5. 23RO_UK

    23RO_UK Hasta Mañana

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    Well doesn't look like I'll be trading in my 2600K and Sabertooth P67 anytime soon when it can achieve this -

    [​IMG]
     
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    I was dead set on the 3770k, but seeing the 3750k has me second guessing again. Win/Win!
     
  7. Madness_3d

    Madness_3d Bit-Tech/Asus OC Winner

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    Thinking about a 3570K & MSI Z77A-GD55...
     
  8. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    I've a similar rig to yourself at home, and am considering the same. Poor old x58 and Nehelem looking a bit tired now.
     
  9. David

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    At the risk of sounding like fanboy, I still don't see anything that makes me want to upgrade my 920. I'm happy to leave until next year, I think. :D
     
  10. zulu9812

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    Bit-Tech seem to have glossed over the rumoured cooling issues. Real-world power draw is all well and good, but I've heard it's the size of chip in contact with a heatsink that makes the difference. Can we have operating temperatures? Overclocked and non-overclocked?
     
  11. Neogumbercules

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    Should I worry about the high temps? You guys are using an H100 and I'm currently planning on transplanting my Hyper 212+. If you're hitting 100c on that, I can only imagine what an air cooler will do. (melt)
     
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    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    ditto, it does everything i want it to very well, so no upgrades for me until i need them. the pull of shiny new hardware is strong, but the reality of my bank balance stronger
     
  13. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    Sure, that's hot, but then so are similarly clocked 2600/2500K's. You'll need a big cooler or WC to see 5GHz.

    At defaults, it idles at 28°C in a 19°C ambient. Under load this rises to 60°C, again in an ambient of 19°C.

    From our experience with the chip, it's no cause for concern. With the H100, the coolant doesn't even heat up too much - these high temps seem to be inside the CPU. On a more standard cooler such as the 212 someone else mentioned, I'd expect 4.4-4.6GHz at reasonable temps, no problem at all. You can use much lower voltages at these overclocks (1.2-1.3v).
     
  14. Gurdeep14

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    Agreed, I have a 920 @ 4Ghz and have no reason to upgrade it yet. It runs everything just fine. I'll skip this generation I think.
     
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    Baz you use all ASUS boards in your awesome roundup then post a picture of smelly Gigabits! Sir you wound me! Wouuund meeeeee :waah:
     
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  16. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    Now now bindi,got to share! Also, the Asus site wasn't serving the images of the Gene correctly :p
     
  17. zulu9812

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    But the issue with temperature isn't the risk of a chip breaking down: it's noise. Load delta of 60°C is very high (I'm assuming this is non-overclocked?). Thus fans have to run at a higher RPM = more noise. The cooling issue was the one thing that was worrying people and it's been largely glossed over. After all, the performance gains over a Sandybridge chip seem negligible - so cooling noise becomes an important consideration when thinking about purchasing. It's almost like you guys don't want to piss off Intel.

    EDIT: Or to put it another way,

    If I can run Core i7 2700K with cooler H100 at temp. X under fan RPM Y, what fan RPM would I need to run the 3770K at temp. X (same cooler)? Or, what temperature would I get if I ran the 3770K at RPM Y?
     
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  18. jizwizard

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    sorry but them temps are crap. ive just put a h40 on my 2700k running at 5.0ghz with 1.43v and its only hitting 82c when stressed. granted its 20c hotter than my full watercooling kit but its not that hot
     
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    Not a great review. No temps section and the overclocking is rather poor as Tweaktown made much clearer.
     
  20. N17 dizzi

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    Thanks harry, good review. Not changing my CPU any time soon.

    Should we expect a 6 core 2011 equivalent?
     
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