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Sandy Bridge-E Coming November to a Store Near You

By - Source: DonanimHaber | B 93 comments

Intel looks to be pushing the release of the Sandy Bridge-E to mid to late November (Nov. 15 - Nov. 27).

According to information coming out of DonanimHaber, Intel is set to release the new Sandy Bridge-E in late November, between the 15th to 27th, which is ahead of the original December date (or the rumored delay of 2012). Motherboards based on Intel's new X79 express chipset should be released shortly before the release of the processors.

Intel will begin the Sandy Bridge-E platform with the release of the Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition 6-core unlocked processor, Core i7-3930K 6-core unlocked processor, and Core i7-3820 4-core processor. The expected prices for the new processors, at release, look to be set at $999 (Core i7-3960X), $583 (Core i7-3930K) and $294 (Core i7-3820).

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Now, the question to ask is... Which CPU will hit the market first: the AMD's FX series processors or the Intel's Sandy Bridge-E processors? Feel free to discuss your thoughts in the comments section below or within our forums at Bulldozer rumors or Ivy Bridge / Sandy Bridge-E: News, Rumors & Reviews.

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    cmg5217 , September 9, 2011 4:17 PM
    greghomeIs it worth anything more than a I7-2600K ?


    Most likely..... No.
  • 10 Hide
    lp231 , September 9, 2011 5:08 PM
    ulysses35Where are the bulldozer fans nows ??

    As a person who has only own Intel systems, your comment is absolutely idiotic.
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    itzdanielp , September 9, 2011 4:08 PM
    Is it really worth it to go for the extreme processor over the other 6core unlock?
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    captainnemojr , September 9, 2011 4:10 PM
    I wish they had a 3820K as well.
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    kilo_17 , September 9, 2011 4:14 PM
    I fear it may already be too late for Bulldozer, with Sandy Bridge-E coming out not long after it does.
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    cmg5217 , September 9, 2011 4:17 PM
    greghomeIs it worth anything more than a I7-2600K ?


    Most likely..... No.
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    Anonymous , September 9, 2011 4:17 PM
    Don't know if I should look into getting one of these or wait for Ivy Bridge...
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    cmg5217 , September 9, 2011 4:17 PM
    At least when you look at value to cost that is.
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    captainnemojr , September 9, 2011 4:21 PM
    greghomeIs it worth anything more than a I7-2600K ?


    You can do 16x 16x on sli instead of 8x 8x seems like the only real difference, but then you lose the unlocked feature unless you want to pay $300 more.
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    atikkur , September 9, 2011 4:30 PM
    will ivy bridge support the first gen p67 mainboard? bcos i'll definitely waiting for it.
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    Ciuy , September 9, 2011 4:35 PM
    After this news it wouldnt be surprizing to see buldozer launch in 2 days
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    clonazepam , September 9, 2011 4:36 PM
    Hard to put a real value on stuff like this... regardless of the msrp... that just makes it harder. It's probably a good investment for people who want the max bandwidth out of their 3 or 4 gpu's (despite the issues) and want that to run their 3 x 2560x1600 monitors.

    That's not me. I'm confident my SB can do 5ghz and the cards are x16 x8 or x8,x16,x16 if there were a third. I can't fathom needing more for gaming.

    I bet it all is really fun to play with though. I think this will be out before desktop bulldozers. Either will get the job done and your biggest concern might just be price and color scheme lol... again, for gaming.
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    JamesSneed , September 9, 2011 4:38 PM
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    $583 (Core i7-3930K) and $294 (Core i7-3820


    Is it worth anything more than a I7-2600K ?


    Yes for the i7-3930K since it is has 6 cores and will have much greater memory bandwidth. Im assuming this will be a hit for CAD / Photoshop folks.

    The Core i7-3820 seems like a total waste of money because it is essentially a 2600K. Except it inst fully unlocked but it does have quad channel memory controller which Im assuming wont mean squat on a quad core.

    Very limited market for these E series chips unlike the 1366 chips they are replacing because of the great performance the 2500K and the 2600K already provide.

    Does anyone get the feeling Intel has been waiting to get its hands on Bulldozer parts so they could make sure these E parts would out perform them? We all know Intel has headroom to crank the speed up if needed.
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    johnners2981 , September 9, 2011 4:47 PM
    come on bulldozer, I don't want to pay $600 to have an overclockable cpu
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    johnners2981 , September 9, 2011 4:49 PM
    still no usb 3.0 from intel?
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    clonazepam , September 9, 2011 4:49 PM
    JamesSneedYes for the i7-3930K since it is has 6 cores and will have much greater memory bandwidth. Im assuming this will be a hit for CAD / Photoshop folks.The Core i7-3820 seems like a total waste of money because it is essentially a 2600K. Except it inst fully unlocked but it does have quad channel memory controller which Im assuming wont mean squat on a quad core.Very limited market for these E series chips unlike the 1366 chips they are replacing because of the great performance the 2500K and the 2600K already provide. Does anyone get the feeling Intel has been waiting to get its hands on Bulldozer parts so they could make sure these E parts would out perform them? We all know Intel has headroom to crank the speed up if needed.


    I skipped 1366 completely. I haven't read up on it entirely either. How much did triple channel improve over dual? How much better is quad expected to be over triple or dual? Is it marketing hype or is there any real benefit? I don't know....
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    Anonymous , September 9, 2011 4:51 PM
    Well... the reason I am considering going with the SBE chips isn't actually the processors themselves but the motherboard. LGA2011 supports ivy bridge and triple channle memory.

    Currently you have to go lga 1366 to get triple channel ram but then you cant get sandy bridge. Or you can go LGA775 and get core i7-2600k with dual channel ram.

    basically my strategy is to wait for lga 2011, get the quad core proc, lots of ram and then pull the trigger once ivy bridge drops.
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    clonazepam , September 9, 2011 4:52 PM
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    Well... the reason I am considering going with the SBE chips isn't actually the processors themselves but the motherboard. LGA2011 supports ivy bridge and quad channle memory.

    Currently you have to go lga 1366 to get triple channel ram but then you cant get sandy bridge. Or you can go LGA1155 and get core i7-2600k with dual channel ram.

    basically my strategy is to wait for lga 2011, get the quad core proc, lots of ram and then pull the trigger once ivy bridge drops.


    there ya go, u were in a rush of excitement
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    skaz , September 9, 2011 4:53 PM
    johnners2981still no usb 3.0 from intel?


    I was wondering that too.
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    clonazepam , September 9, 2011 4:56 PM
    There will be more chips for 1155 eventually too... we'll have to see if they bring anything new and pertinent to the table... doubtful. I think the 2600k is plenty for the next 5 years (for me).
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