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5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good CPU for Workstation, 21 July 2012
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This review is from: Intel 3rd Generation Core i7-3770K CPU (4 x 3.50GHz, Ivy Bridge, Socket 1155, 8Mb L3 Cache, Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0) (Accessory)
The Intel i7 3770K is a fantastic processor, I wanted to build a workstation PC for 3D graphics, but I couldn't afford a proper Intel Xeon CPU, so I opted for this instead. I was a little apprehensive about using an i7 instead of a Xeon for professional level work, but so far I have been pleasantly surprised. Admittedly it isn't as fast as a Xeon, it was never going to be, but its not as far off as I had first thought.

I haven't tried overclocking this yet, but it idles at 1600mhz for most tasks, it only every changes when I start animating or modelling in 3D applications. The Intel Turbo Boost feature confuses me slightly, the CPU never seems to run at its described 3.5ghz, always shooting up to its 'Turbo Boost' levels of 3.9ghz, which I thought would have been reserved for only the most intense of operations.

Ultimately, you can't go far wrong with this CPU, unless you work for Pixar and need the most powerful machine known to man, this will be more than good enough for anybody's needs, especially if you don't want to fork out for the i7 extreme or Xeon CPU's.
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Initial post: 19 Nov 2012 22:49:43 GMT
Zak Totkoff says:
Would you share your PC configuration details please.

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Nov 2012 23:54:02 GMT
Do you just want my parts list?

If so:

-ASROCK Z77 Extreme4 motherboard
-Intel i7 3770K (currently at stock speeds)
-Corsair H60 CPU cooler
-16GB (2x8GB) Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz RAM
-AMD FirePro V7900 GPU
-Antec EA-Green 750W Power Supply
-Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200rpm HDD
-NZXT Phantom Case (with various other fans installed)
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