Tuesday, September 16th 2008

Core i7 Model Names and Details Surface

Later this year, Intel will launch three models of processors based on a newer socket, a newer architecture. The processors are based on the Nehalem-derived Bloomfield core, and require a compatible motherboard with the 1366-pin land grid array (LGA) socket. There are three models lined up, one in each category of extreme, performance and mainstream. They carry the Core i7 brand name and here are its model numbers:
  • Core i7 Extreme 965 (PIB model: BX80601965)
  • Core i7 940 (PIB model: BX80601940)
  • Core i7 920 (PIB model: BX80601920)
The 965 is a Extreme series product that sits on the top of the pile, it should be the fastest desktop processor ever made. The 940 falls into the performance category, given its price. It is trailed by the 920 which seems to have the best price to clock speed, it falls into the mainstream category. A table explaining parameters in detail and model prices is provided.

Source: Expreview
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23 Comments on Core i7 Model Names and Details Surface

#1
Kwod
What will the 920 be equivalent to performance wise?
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#2
farlex85
Did you see this thread?

by: Kwod
What will the 920 be equivalent to performance wise?
Faster than a qx9770.
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#3
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: farlex85
Did you see this thread?
No, not until now, needn't.
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#4
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
:rushes to sell his mobo and cpu:
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#5
Animalpak
Qx9770 OwNeD but ... Damn, i have ordered one rampage extreme this morning. :banghead::shadedshu
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#6
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Findings show it's no all that better than current chips when it comes to gaming.
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#7
suraswami
L2 cache 256KB - hmm I thought it was 512, strange. So it depends heavily on L3. 8MB wow. probably it can hold whole spreadsheet or access databases inside it he he.
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#8
farlex85
by: btarunr
Findings show it's no all that better than current chips when it comes to gaming.
Quads aren't better than duals generally when it comes to gaming either, but I'd still say a q9650 beats a e8400 no problem. It depends on the app, it's never as simple right now as saying one proc is faster than another. Games, being primarily gpu reliant, aren't very effected by changes in cpu's. I remember seeing Jr saying he noticed practically no difference in games when he moved from his celeron to his e8400. I don't think that argument should even matter though, or even be brought up, i7 is faster core for core, and has a number of architectural improvements, and in apps that use multiple threads effectively beats the snot out of any core 2. Now we need some official numbers and oc'ing results, then we'll have a real idea of just how good they are.
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#9
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
yep, i agree... ppl fail to acknowledge that i7 is a new architecture and it will perform totally different that core 2 even at the same speeds.
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#10
Kwod
by: farlex85
Quads aren't better than duals generally when it comes to gaming either, but I'd still say a q9650 beats a e8400 no problem. It depends on the app,
I have a funny feeling that these new Nelly's will be rockets when encoding:rockout:
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#11
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Kwod
I have a funny feeling that these new Nelly's will be rockets when encoding:rockout:
They will. Now that they've expanded SSE4 with 4.2
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#12
tcorbyn
2.6 Ghz Nehalem only £160!!! PC SOLD!
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#13
Kwod
by: btarunr
They will. Now that they've expanded SSE4 with 4.2
Using my old P4 3000, it takes me 8 mins to convert a 210mb HDTV tp file to a 60mb using my divx convertor......I think the Nelly's will do it in under 2 mins.
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#14
Octavean
Core i7 920 (PIB model: BX80601920) for ~$284,…..that’s the chip for me :toast:
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#15
tcorbyn
by: Octavean
Core i7 920 (PIB model: BX80601920) for ~$284,…..that’s the chip for me :toast:
+1 to that! But i did notice that the pric is when you buy 1000 of them :( Shame I only need 1 atm. ...Maybe some day...
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#16
Morgoth
lol spoted some pre-order shop list in netherlands :)
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#17
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
I think I will keep my PC upgrading to a very minimum in the next few months, I'm fine with my Quad. Though, I hope this drops the prices on the 775 quads so I can pick a few up cheap to upgrade my dual rigs.
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#18
zithe
Dunno why... The name "Nehalem" seems ominous and creepy.
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#20
hat
Maximum Overclocker
by: zithe
Dunno why... The name "Nehalem" seems ominous and creepy.
Heh.

9/15/2008 6:38PM
Josen Hu Swang, Intel's Chairman in the Naming Department is considering re-naming the next-generation Sandy Bridge arcitecture to Chernobyl, says Andi Lou, reporter for CBS news. :roll:
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#21
Wile E
Power User
I'll be picking up a 965 at tax return time if these prove to overclock well.
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#22
Hayder_Master
by: suraswami
L2 cache 256KB - hmm I thought it was 512, strange. So it depends heavily on L3. 8MB wow. probably it can hold whole spreadsheet or access databases inside it he he.
look on L1 and L2 cash did i see phenom

by: farlex85
Quads aren't better than duals generally when it comes to gaming either, but I'd still say a q9650 beats a e8400 no problem. It depends on the app, it's never as simple right now as saying one proc is faster than another. Games, being primarily gpu reliant, aren't very effected by changes in cpu's. I remember seeing Jr saying he noticed practically no difference in games when he moved from his celeron to his e8400. I don't think that argument should even matter though, or even be brought up, i7 is faster core for core, and has a number of architectural improvements, and in apps that use multiple threads effectively beats the snot out of any core 2. Now we need some official numbers and oc'ing results, then we'll have a real idea of just how good they are.
game's go to quad sure

by: zithe
Dunno why... The name "Nehalem" seems ominous and creepy.
i don't like the "Nehalem" word too not like English word , i7 look better called
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#23
tcorbyn
by: hayder.master
look on L1 and L2 cash did i see phenom



game's go to quad sure



i don't like the "Nehalem" word too not like English word , i7 look better called
Core i7 doesn't have the right number of syllables, I don’t mind Nehalem, but i7 sounds like something you would hear on a healthy living commercial! "Live longer make sure you have your omega 3 and i7 pills today!" :laugh:
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