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Intel i7 3930K gets a review

Much of the attention today will be on the flagship Intel Core i7 3960X Extreme Edition processor, however there is a review on CNET of the new Falcon NorthWest Mach V system which features the Core i7 3930K processor.

They give it a score of 4 out of 5, but rate the performance as only 7 out of 10. I can't say I can understand entirely how CNET rate some of their products but the system looks very good.

They say “The good: This latest Falcon Northwest Mach V features Intel's new six-core CPU, a new motherboard chipset, and the usual assortment of high-end components.”

and follow up with “The bad: Gamers won't see much benefit from Intel's new chip compared with the old flagship Core i7, and the imposing Mach V case isn't for everyone.”

Is the 3930K meant to replace the ‘old' flagship Core i7? The 990x is surely meant to be replaced by the 3960X EE at a very similar price point, right?

The author concludes with “Boutique gaming desktops make sense for only a niche clientele. Boutique professional-level multithreaded PCs appeal to an even smaller market. If you're a pure gamer, you simply don't need the features Intel is offering with its new Core i7-3930K chips, since you can still buy the eminently overclockable Core i7-2600K for far less. Still, vendors like Falcon Northwest are best-suited to providing specialized builds like this Mach V. You'll pay a price for the statement-making chassis, but for some customers that's at least part of the reason to buy such a computer. If you need such a particular configuration, and you prefer your computers on the more visually expressive side, I can recommend this PC.”

Check out the review over here. It might be interesting for those people who want some information on the other CPU's in the new Intel line-up.

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