If you have been following our news section for the past month we have been talking about Intel’s Ivy Bridge-E processors a lot. Enthusiasts have been waiting quite a while for Intel’s next high-end desktop chips and they are finally here! Today we get the chance to take a look at the big daddy of the group the Core i7-4960X Extreme Edition. This processor features six cores with a base speed of 3.6 GHz and a turbo speed of 4.0 GHz with 15 MB of cache. You will have 40 PCI-Express lanes for building a pretty insane gaming machine or workstation. There is also support for 4 channels of DDR3-1866 memory. How is this chip improved over the previous generation? Will this be the chip for your next build? Read on as we take a look…
Intel’s Ivy Bridge had issues coping with the heat problem which may have been occurred because of the low quality thermal paste under the IHS (integrated Heat spreader). It was actually tested on a 4.5 GHz over clocked i5 3570K and results showed that using a better quality of thermal paste brought a difference of 8 degrees which was used for temperature reduction purpose. If the step taken by Toppc of Coolaler.com is to be believed then Ivy Bridge-E for X79, LGA 2011 will not have to go through the same problem as it has chosen to use much stronger and stable solder, the one Sandy Bridge has got.
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