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2 years ago#1
http://hexus.net/tech/reviews/cpu/59185-intel-core-i7-4960x/
Sure, it's expensive. But if you have been saving up for that little black box, you won't have to shell out for another expensive ass mobo.
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2 years ago#2
Sorry, meant to put x79 chipset in the title as well
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"Asgaard's always been my home! But I'm of different blood.
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2 years ago#3
I feel like we've known that Ivy Bridge-E would be LGA 2011 for a while now.
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2 years ago#4
MasterDonGero posted...
I feel like we've known that Ivy Bridge-E would be LGA 2011 for a while now.


There was some speculation that it would be haswell but maintain the LGA 2011 name
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"Asgaard's always been my home! But I'm of different blood.
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2 years ago#5
Now watch as a bunch of people buy an Ivy Bridge-E CPU with a pre-existing X79 motherboard that needs a BIOS flash to support Ivy Bridge-E... I bet it'll take a while before the existing stock of motherboards is cleared and they start shipping with the correct BIOS version.
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2 years ago#6
Shub posted...
Now watch as a bunch of people buy an Ivy Bridge-E CPU with a pre-existing X79 motherboard that needs a BIOS flash to support Ivy Bridge-E... I bet it'll take a while before the existing stock of motherboards is cleared and they start shipping with the correct BIOS version.


But how will people buying LGA 2011 for the first time flash their BIOS? If the mobo doesn't support Ivy-E, then they can't flash their BIOS. Unless they already have a socket 2011 CPU, but that doesn't apply to first time buyers of LGA 2011.
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2 years ago#7
Dirk85UK posted...
But how will people buying LGA 2011 for the first time flash their BIOS? If the mobo doesn't support Ivy-E, then they can't flash their BIOS. Unless they already have a socket 2011 CPU, but that doesn't apply to first time buyers of LGA 2011.


That's exactly my point. People who buy an IB-E CPU and a motherboard in want of flashing may be stuck with functional parts that don't work together.
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2 years ago#8
They didn't test it on Crysis 3...>_>
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