Power Consumption

Power consumption at idle is a bit higher than the LGA-1155 options, but that's largely negligible since we're talking about two different platforms here. Power draw under load is slightly higher than the 2600K and a lot lower than the 3960X for obvious reasons.

Power Consumption - Idle

Power Consumption - Load (x264 HD 3.03 2nd Pass)

Gaming Performance Final Words


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  • fteoath64 - Thursday, May 24, 2012 - link

    The 3820 is perfect for your needs and I doubt IB boards will come with 4ch RAM or they were 2011 sockets will be over $500 and very similar performance. An overclocked 3820 according to Overclocked site is the fastest processor out there!. They had their 5Ghz on air but I think 4.7Ghz will kick anything else except for an over-clocked hexacore!. Reply
  • nyran125 - Saturday, January 21, 2012 - link

    Anyone who has a 2500K or 2600K would have to be off thier rocker to buy this CPU for the price its asking for. Reply
  • metro_2020 - Tuesday, January 31, 2012 - link

    these intel man and company are blood sucker mother f....r. god why not they sell them self to suck money of people go to hell. Reply
  • Twisp - Friday, April 8, 2022 - link

    I bought this CPU in part thanks to this review. After 10 years still going strong I am finally feeling the bottleneck and looking for an upgrade. I've been through many GPUs several PSUs and cooling systems and memory, all that is original is this bad boy and the P9X79LE I slapped it in. The system has been remarkably stable and felt competitive for many years, only falling off in the last five years or so. Thanks for the review! Reply

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