Intel Launching Core i7 3820 Sandy Bridge E CPU Next Month
Intel tends not to stay fixed on their launch dates but on this one it looks pretty solid. Intel plans to release their first ever quad core Sandy Bridge-E CPU, the Core i7-3820 on the February 13th.
This new affordable quad core on the 2011 socket comes with a stock clock speed of 3.6 GHz that can turbo boost up to 3.9 GHz, support for quad-channel memory and a 10 MB cache. Suggested retail price has been set at $285 whereas for the premium six core model, the i7-3960X has been priced at $999 that is clocked at 3.3 GHz.
This would seem affordable for the masses that want to jump on the SB-E bandwagon and get to used the X79 chipset. Currently the lowest model on the Sandy Bridge-E segment line on sale is the Core i7-3930 that retails for $583 but yet is clocked at 3.2 GHz and has it’s cache down to 12MB.