News Sandy Bridge-E power draw and pricing details emerge

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  1. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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  2. Deadpunkdave

    Deadpunkdave ...why you need a 20-sided die

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    Well, this should keep the water cooling fans happy. The appeal of the current SB CPUs for me was that I got a much more powerful CPU with less heat and noise than what I upgraded from. SB-E will be a true enthusiast product I think, even as a gamer who likes the latest kit (and went the 2500k route), I see this as completely unnecessary. Obviously it will be welcomed by those who need as much grunt as they can get for specialist applications or those who want to demolish SuperPi.

    All of which I suppose means Intel are launching a product which serves the market they are aiming for! Now if only they could figure out a naming system which had some logical basis.
     
  3. warejon9

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    Wow, those look rather expensive!
     
  4. Gigglebyte

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    I was waiting for these to see if the prices of i5 2500k and i7 2600k would drop, perhaps the i7 3820 will push them down a bit :3
     
  5. Madness_3d

    Madness_3d Bit-Tech/Asus OC Winner

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    £580 for the overclockable chip?! PASS. Student budget doesn't stretch that far. Waiting for Ivy Bridge/Bulldozer it is.
     
  6. SolidShot

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    How much real life difference will $999 make over the current SB i wonder?

    Not enough i feel...
     
  7. MjFrosty

    MjFrosty New Member

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    Not supplying a heat sink & fan with an enthusiast chip? Understandable
    Selling the reference coolers separately? Makes no sense at all.

    What with the memory banks, I'm guessing most if not all users will resort to water cooling. That's the only way you're going to be able to dull all that heat, especially with any kind of decent OC.
     
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    Will the K (and X) series feature the VT-d bit?
     
  9. Shayper09

    Shayper09 Swimming in Deionized.

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    580 dollars, so around 350 quid. Plus vat etc. For an overclockable high end hex core that isn't bad at all!

    However, I can't see it being too much of an upgrade over my 2500k, especially with the lack of quicksync. So I'm going to wait for ivy bridge, and match that with a water-cooled 680 :)
     
  10. r3loaded

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    It's $580, which ain't bad for an enthusiast chip. If you need something on a student budget, the 2500K offers an incredible amount of performance. :)
    I bloody well hope that all LGA2011 chips support it, otherwise they're gonna get murdered for that. The type of people buying these chips will be building a workstation-class computer, so a lot of them will be doing a fair bit of virtualisation.
     
  11. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    180w and Sandybridge architecture. This chip is going to be an absolute BEAST
     
  12. Tattysnuc

    Tattysnuc Thinking about which mod to do 1st.

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    I guess the lack of a heatsink is expected. Do Xeons come with a HSF? I guess that it all comes down to cost, and storing and shipping these expensive heatsinks etc must be a significant cost, on what is a premium line. I've NEVER used their heatsinks anyway- they've been rubbish compared to the best in class, and water....

    For me the Stock HSF are a throw away item. Looking at the cost of 130W+ ie decent sized heatpipe technology based HSF's, they're not an insignificant cost to buy or produce...
     
  13. Claave

    Claave You Rebel scum

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    It'll be for workstations, servers etc. The people that manage those kinds of systems want a cooler that is 100% qualified by Intel to work without fail. And probably want one company to deal with if and when something does. As this is a specialist requirement, it makes sense to keep these people happy by offering the product, and even more sense to not force everyone to buy them.
     
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    Even if it was £580, on a student budget + a part time job thats completely doable :p
     
  15. faugusztin

    faugusztin I *am* the guy with two left hands

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    Not going to happen. Intel has established price points. ~250-280e for mainstream highend, ~200e for 2nd highest, the rest below. That is Socket 1155 this time.

    Then you got the enthusiast highend, which is $999 or ~900e all the time. Then you got the ~500e second best CPU in enthusiast category, and then you get the "lowend" enthusiast CPU in the same ~250-280e category as the mainstream highend.

    So if you think that the ~250-280e price category for i7-3820 will lower the ~250-280 price category for i7-2600/2600K, then you are way too optimistic. As i said - price decrease of i72600K because of the Sandy Bridge-E is not going to happen.

    For example - check the mainstream highend of Socket 1156 now. i7-870 is still at the 250-280e price point. And Core 2 Quads would be too, but they are not on sale anymore.
     
  16. Coz

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    Agreed! I bought a Xeon W3690 (equivalent to a Core i7-990X) for less than a Core i7-2600k last November. But even though it sounds awesome to have a high-end, hexa-core chip, in reality most of the cores remain underutilised and the 2600K would be faster in most of the things I use my computer for. So, when I get the opportunity to snag a bargain basement Jaketown (SB-E) CPU I might have to seriously consider just waiting for desktop Ivy Bridge instead.

    More is sometimes less.
     
  17. the_kille4

    the_kille4 Chaos will rule da world.eventually

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    old news...

    already said that in the http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=213648 thread...should be in page 7 & 8...

    nonetheless you totally forgot the news that the quad core version would come later than the hexcore processors.

    although if you really wanted an intel cooler you still can buy one meant for the LGA 2011

    I think that using the H100, the new cooler from Corsair would be great for this build... a 240mm rad which is pre-sealed... does make SB-E tamer to build
     
  18. David

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    It does if Intel are moving into the CPU cooler market. Perhaps the new reference coolers are considerably more advanced than the usual Intel fare?
     
  19. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    Guess I'll stick to my i7 920 a bit longer, then. If I'm really desperate, I can always see about finding a 970/980 for a hexacore CPU.
     
  20. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile(and yes, thats 724Mb/s)

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    I guess this possibly answers the question if SB-E will have locked clocks, as that unlocked multiplier chip is too cheap for it to have unlocked clocks too...
     

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