When Intel released their new Sandy Bridge-E Processors late last year there was the flagship processor the i7-3930K which has a price tag of $599 and the I7-3930X which has an even more staggering price tag of $999. When these processors were announced there was word of a more budget-friendly processor that would be out in Q1 of this year. It is here in the form of the Core i7-3820. This processor features 4 cores, features Intel’s Hyperthreading technology for up to 8 threads, a default clock speed of 3.6GHz with a turbo speed of 3.9GHz, 10MB of Intel Smart Cache, and this processor is built on the 32nm process. This processor puts Intel’s X79 platform in the reach of many people with a price tag that is half of the i7-3930K at $300. Read on to see what this processor is all about.
Today we are unboxing our first Intel X79 motherboard! While the X79-UD3 is Gigabyte’s low-end X79 motherboard it is still featured packed. This board supports Intel Sandy Bridge-E processors, quad-channel memory, digital power control for the CPU and memory, 8 phase overclockable VRM design and of course Gigabyte’s Ultra Durable™ 3 technology. So what does the X79-UD3 have in store for us? Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!
Sapphire invited us up to their suite at CES to check out some of their latest products. We were shown their brand new Intel X79 board the Pure Black X9, which has the new PCI-Express 3.0 slots on it. Also on display in their suite was the Edge HD3 Mini PC which uses AMD’s E450 APU. Finally we were shown the Sapphire VID2X. This product takes a single video single and converts it to two full HD DVI signals for a dual-display setup.
Intel’s X79 platform was recently announced and we are lucky enough to have one of the first custom PC’s that it is based on. Our friends at iBUYPOWER have sent us over their Gamer Paladin XLC Intel X79 Gaming System. This system packs a brand new Intel Core i7 3930K 6-core processor, ASUS P9X79 motherboard, EVGA GeForce GTX 580 video card and a liquid cooling system. Read on as we take this system through the paces.
Intel’s X79 platform was just recently released and of course custom PC builders have been configuring systems using Intel’s X79 platform. One such custom PC builder is iBUYPOWER. They have sent us their brand new Gamer Paladin XLC Intel X79 Gaming System! This system is just awesome from the case to the internal components! It features the new Intel Core i7 3930K 6-core processor, ASUS P9X79 motherboard and an EVGA GeForce GTX 580! Read on to check out our unboxing and overview video!