An insight on the I7-5820k


Weather you build your PC(s) or buy one pre-built no one can argue the importance of ones CPU. Having a bottleneck anywhere in your PC is never a good thing, but especially when it could come from the brains of the whole operation. 

When choosing a CPU for your rig one of the most important things to do before you decide on anything in particular is to make sure you appropriate your funds correctly according to your budget. If your budget for the entire rig is $500 you will not want to spend $300 on a CPU. This will cause you to cheap out on other parts of the PC and most likely cause a bottleneck somewhere within the rig.

Luckily with the I7-5820k you do not have to worry about bottlenecks being an issue. Rated on PassMark as the best value CPU you can bet that you will see every ounce of performance for every dollar given out. 

With the confidence form the Haswell-E series, and the power from the I7 line it is easy to see why this packs the most bang for your buck.

But it would be easier just to show you why. Take a Look:


Socket Type: LGA-2011 (V3)

Number of Cores 6

Number of Threads 12

Processor Base Frequency 3.30 GHz

Max Turbo Frequency 3.60 GHz

Cache 15 MB (L3) 6 x 256 Kb (L2)

TDP 140 W

With many games only utilizing 4 cores this is perfect for a multi-purpose system. With the available cores needed to run most modern games at full potential plus a few left over you can always count on this to deliver for most common use cases. With the addition of Hyper-threading you have a lot of head-space to work with and from my experience it is better to have more then not enough.

Another thing you will notice is the abundance of the Cache on the processor itself. For a total of around 16 MB of Cache this gives you all the computing power for most needs. Especially gaming. 

Where Cache is stored on the CPU chip: L3 is shared cache between all cores, L2 is located just off the CPU core, while L1 Cache is on the CPU core it’self 

Not a believer just yet? Don’t worry, take a look at some of the best reviews:

“Hex core, super efficient architecture, overclocks well, relatively affordable, good temperature…”

Via Anonymous user on Newegg

“The most affordable Haswell-E processor available at the time, and still runs strong.”

Via TechSpot

If interested in buying this product I will leave a link where you can find it for the best price.

Which you can find here >

For a moderate price you are gaining durability, performance and value. 3 things that don’t typically find themselves with one another.

Note:  This review is part of a classroom project.

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“Intel® Core™ i7-5820K Processor (15M Cache, up to 3.60 GHz) Product Specifications.” Intel® ARK (Product Specs),

Walton, Steven. “6-Core/12-Thread Core i7 for $200, i7-5820K Revisited.” TechSpot, TechSpot, 12 Jan. 2018,


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