Saturday, February 27th 2010

Intel Core i7 930 Reaches Stores

The much talked about 'value' addition to Intel's Core i7 series in the LGA-1366 package, the Core i7 930, has begun being listed on online stores. The quad-core upper-performance segment chip is listed on popular European retailer, Home of Hardware (HOH.de), for 254.82 €, around 25 € higher than the price of Core i7 920 (D0 stepping) on the same store. Company roadmaps suggest two things about the positioning of this SKU: 1. that it will displace the Core i7 920 from its price-point, and eventually replace it; and 2. that February 28 could be the date when this SKU becomes official to markets worldwide.

The Core i7 930 is based on Intel's 45 nm Bloomfield D0 core. The quad-core chip comes in LGA-1366 package, and operates at 2.80 GHz (133 MHz x 21), with a Turbo Boost speed of 3.06 GHz (133 MHz x 23). It has HyperThreading technology enabled, to provide the operating system with 8 logical CPUs to deal with. It has 256 KB of L2 cache per core, and 8 MB of shared L3 cache. The QuickPath Interconnect between the chip and the X58 chipset operates at 4.80 GT/s. It features a triple-channel on-die memory controller. Most existing LGA-1366 motherboards should support it, some requiring BIOS updates.
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26 Comments on Intel Core i7 930 Reaches Stores

#1
HammerON
The Watchful Moderator
Hmm - I will take three to replace my "aging" 920's:)
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#2
buggalugs
Ya not much point for us with 920's. Save your dough for 6 core.
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#3
kylzer
Haha i laugh at the people who bought them early thinking they where getting a good deal for over 300USD :roll:
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#4
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
by: HammerON
Hmm - I will take three to replace my "aging" 920's:)
Don't, the only difference is the multiplier (20x vs 21x, 133 MHz faster). If it were 32nm, it might be worth it.
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btarunr
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by: [I.R.A]_FBi
what process?
45 nm HKMG.
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#7
[I.R.A]_FBi
no incentive to buy for 920 owners unless they had a real bad clocker
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#8
SteelSix
compared to a 920 C0 stepping though, this has a much improved oc power requirement. 4.0 with 1.23v here..
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#11
TIGR
by: FordGT90Concept
Don't, the only difference is the multiplier (20x vs 21x, 133 MHz faster). If it were 32nm, it might be worth it.
+1
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#12
runnin17
Any idea if this will drive 920 prices down at all??? I was waiting on the 930 to upgrade to, but I might just get a 920 D0. I don't really need it, but I have had my Q6600 for about two years and I am getting the upgrade bug.
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#13
Paulieg
The Mad Moderator
So, does anyone know the US release date?
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#14
SteelSix
by: Paulieg
So, does anyone know the US release date?
bought mine at Fry's two weeks ago..
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#15
[I.R.A]_FBi
by: runnin17
Any idea if this will drive 920 prices down at all??? I was waiting on the 930 to upgrade to, but I might just get a 920 D0. I don't really need it, but I have had my Q6600 for about two years and I am getting the upgrade bug.
Had mine for 6 months, not gonna upgrade til the new chipset or 28 nm procs
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Paulieg
The Mad Moderator
by: SteelSix
bought mine at Fry's two weeks ago..
Hmm. Wonder why it's not showing up at other etailers yet?
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#17
Makaveli
At Canadacomputers its already in stock and they seemed to have already pull the 920 D0 off the site.
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#18
Paulieg
The Mad Moderator
by: Makaveli
At Canadacomputers its already in stock and they seemed to have already pull the 920 D0 off the site.
Yeah, and their price is out of control too. Damn.
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HammerON
The Watchful Moderator
by: FordGT90Concept
Don't, the only difference is the multiplier (20x vs 21x, 133 MHz faster). If it were 32nm, it might be worth it.
Yeah ~ sorry I was being sarcastic:)
6 cores baby is what I want :laugh:
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#21
Makaveli
by: Paulieg
Yeah, and their price is out of control too. Damn.
I agree I picked up my 920 D0 from them in oct 09 for around $309.

They are selling the 930 for like $349 not worth it for x1 multiplier!
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#22
FordGT90Concept
"I go fast!1!11!1!"
by: Paulieg
Hmm. Wonder why it's not showing up at other etailers yet?
They're trying to get rid of Core i7 920s first. Once they put these on the shelf, it will be hard for them to get rid of their 920 stock so they are trying to get rid of it first.
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#25
OVRKIL
by: copenhagen69
not really ... save money for something else in your new build ... go 920 and OC it the same ;)
All I have left to buy is my CPU, OS ans 2nd VGA card...so an extra $11 is not gonna break the bank. Especially considering I haven't spent any of my own hard earned money for this build yet, been selling other stuff on ebay to build my PC. The reviews I've read suggest if you are building a new i7 PC then go with the 930.
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