Published on 23rd April 2012 by
Originally Posted by true_gamerGlad 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! :)
Originally Posted by Madness_3dThinking about a 3570K & MSI Z77A-GD55...
Originally Posted by BazI've a similar rig to yourself at home, and am considering the same. Poor old x58 and Nehelem looking a bit tired now.
Originally Posted by SpreadieQuote:Originally Posted by BazI've a similar rig to yourself at home, and am considering the same. Poor old x58 and Nehelem looking a bit tired now.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
Originally Posted by zulu9812Bit-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?
Originally Posted by The ReviewOur i7-3770K topped out at 4.8GHz (48x100, VCore 1.34V), reaching a peak delta T of 72°C in a 19°C ambient. Regardless of adjustments to the multiplier, base clock, core voltage or IGP, it simply would not remain stable at any higher speeds, despite CPU temperatures sitting comfortably 10°C below the TJ max.
Originally Posted by BindibadgiBaz you use all ASUS boards in your awesome roundup then post a picture of smelly Gigabits! Sir you wound me! Wouuund meeeeee :'(
Originally Posted by BazSure, 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).
Originally Posted by jizwizardsorry 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
Originally Posted by Gurdeep14Agreed, 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.
Originally Posted by feathersNot a great review. No temps section and the overclocking is rather poor as Tweaktown made much clearer.
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