Intel Core i7 5820K Review

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Intel Core i7-5820K Review

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Such is the ease with which SiSoft's Sandra can separate the CPU from the rest of the system and test it to the hilt it is perhaps unsurprising that the i7-5820K falls neatly into clock speed order. One of the downsides to reviewing CPUs is that they're always nearly linear when it comes to cores and clock speeds. At least the Intel ones are anyway. Once again at stock it's really disappointing, but the overclock manages to just take up to the same performance as we'd seen from a stock i7-5960X. 

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29-10-2014, 11:15:19

SieB
Pretty underwhelming considering it is Intel's first six core CPU in the low end of the "extreme" series of CPUs.

It is pretty much the same story as it was between the 3820K vs 3770K as it is now with the 5820K vs the 4770/90K, except the 5820K has two more physical cores so you would of expected there to be even more of a gap in performance than there is.Quote

29-10-2014, 12:31:48

Sypherian
Wow that is really surprising, I chose to invest in the 5930K sadly the rig isn't assembled yet. But if I remember correctly other reviewers had the 5820 outperform the 5930, of course it wasn't Tom who did the testing :-P but I don't hope it's the case cause I'd feel like I have wasted a lot of money .Quote

29-10-2014, 13:15:42

Wraith
Excellent vid guv, I hope Intel are listening... "sort ya damn speed binning out!", I do see the need for it, but there is a limit surely, this chip seems very underwhelming indeed. They could have chopped a couple of cores off kept the pci lanes and released their first x99 introduction quad core at a friendlier price, I think it would have been better rather than a slightly watered down 5930K..

Kudos on the out takes, made my day. Quote

29-10-2014, 14:37:10

Zoot
It's very expensive for what it is really.

I was kind of disappointed with this tbh; I was hoping for a high clocked Quad Core like the 4820k for cheaper than the hex cores, but that 3.3GHz stock clock speed is a bit on the low side. Quote

29-10-2014, 17:53:30

Mullet
Timely review. I will pass on X99......Quote
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