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The chart below shows official prices of Intel Core i7-4790K, i7-3820 and i7-4820K processors:
Q: Can I upgrade my Core i7-3820 processor?
A: Probably yes. CPU compatibility is determined by your motherboard. Please see CPU-Upgrade.com resource for CPU support list for your board.
Core i7-3820 Overclocking
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Mar 04, 2014
: Intel's line of "Sandy Bridge-E" extreme CPUs was launched
in Q4 2011, and consisted of i7-3930K and i7-3960X models.
The processors had such innovated features as 6 Hyper-Threaded CPU cores, up to 15 MB of level 3 cache,
and quad-channel memory controller, but on another side they were priced at premium and required
new and expensive socket 2011 motherboards. The family was expanded with Core i7-3820K and i7-3970X SKUs in
2012, and replaced with Core i7-4xxx "Ivy Bridge-E" products last
Intel releases Core i7-3820 processor
Feb 14, 2012
: Socket 2011 platform, and consumer-class processors for the platform
were introduced three month ago. The first two models were Core
i7-3930K and i7-3960X, based on "Sandy Bridge-E" core. The third
socket 2011 SKU, also planned to launch last November, was Core
i7-3820. The processor was delayed by three months, and only
yesterday Intel added this model to official price list.
Launch dates of Intel processors in Q1
Jan 13, 2012
: VR-Zone and Fudzilla recently revealed launch dates of several
desktop Intel processors, as well as introduction date of
"Romley" platform and Sandy Bridge-EP server chips.
Core i7-3820 is available for pre-order in the US
Dec 19, 2011
: One month ago Intel launched socket 2011 enthusiast platform,
comprised of X79 chipset, and Core
i7-3960X and i7-3930K microprocessors. Both Core i7s are six-core CPUs, that boast
better performance than previous generation of Extreme Edition
consumer chips, at a premium price. The good news is that much less
expensive socket 2011 processor is coming in the first quarter 2012.
As was previously reported, Core i7-3820 will be released in February, and it will be priced at
$294 in 1K tray quantities. This CPU
now available for pre-order in Provantage online store.
Ivy Bridge-E to be compatible with Sandy Bridge-E socket
Nov 21, 2011
: A slide leaked on the forums at Chinese site xfastest indicates that Ivy Bridge Extreme processors will be socket and chipset compatible with Sandy Bridge-E. It shows that IB-E processors will work in current X79 Express motherboards. This is good news for a lot of potential purchasers, as it means a system bought now will not cost as much to upgrade in 12 months.
Intel Sandy Bridge-E processors priced
Aug 15, 2011
: In the forth quarter of this year Intel plans to introduce three
high-performance models, based on new Sandy Bridge-E core. One of
these chips, Core i7-3960X Extreme, is going to supersede Core
i7-990X, while two others, unlocked Core i7-3930K and locked Core
i7-3820, are positioned as a replacement for top Core i7 processors
for sockets 1156 and 1366. Specifications of these CPUs were disclosed
one month ago.
More details surface on Sandy Bridge-E extreme CPUs
Jul 19, 2011
: Current generation of extreme consumer desktop platform,
represented by Westmere Core i7-900X series microprocessors, is going
to be replaced with three new Sandy Bridge models, supposedly by the
end of this year. The new processors will be built on Sandy Bridge-E
core, and will utilize new socket LGA2011. Basic specifications for
these CPUs were known since mid of April. Yesterday, DonanimHaber
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turbo boost frequencies and processor numbers.
Details emerge on Sandy Bridge-E processors
Apr 21, 2011
: Yesterday, XFastest published
a roadmap of Sandy Bridge-E microprocessors, covering the rest of
this year and the first half 2012. "Sandy Bridge-E" is a variation of
Sandy Bridge core, used in the next generation of Core i7/i7 Extreme
processors. According to the roadmap, there will be three new SKUs
released in the 4th quarter 2011.