Intel Core i7 3820 review

The four-core version of Intel's extreme CPU lineup

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The Core i7 3820 actually posts some decent scores but it's the Core i7 2700K that makes the best impression thanks to some stellar comparative benchmarks.

In single-threaded applications the straight Sandy Bridge architecture has the edge in our test, showing why the gaming performance is higher as well.

CPU performance

Core i7 3820 benchmarks

Core i7 3820 benchmarks

Video encoding performance

Core i7 3820 benchmarks

Gaming performance

Core i7 3820 benchmarks

Core i7 3820 benchmarks

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Dave (Twitter) is the components editor for TechRadar and has been professionally testing, tweaking, overclocking and b0rking all kinds of computer-related gubbins since 2006. Dave is also an avid gamer, with a love of Football Manager that borders on the obsessive. Dave is also the deputy editor of TechRadar's older sibling, PC Format.