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Core i7 Model Names and Details Surface

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  1. btarunr

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    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.

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    What will the 920 be equivalent to performance wise?
     
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    Did you see this thread?

    Faster than a qx9770.
     
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    No, not until now, needn't.
     
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    :rushes to sell his mobo and cpu:
     
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    Qx9770 OwNeD but ... Damn, i have ordered one rampage extreme this morning. :banghead::shadedshu
     
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    Findings show it's no all that better than current chips when it comes to gaming.
     
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    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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    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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    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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    I have a funny feeling that these new Nelly's will be rockets when encoding:rockout:
     
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    They will. Now that they've expanded SSE4 with 4.2
     
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    2.6 Ghz Nehalem only £160!!! PC SOLD!
     
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    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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    Core i7 920 (PIB model: BX80601920) for ~$284,…..that’s the chip for me :toast:
     
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    +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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    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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    Dunno why... The name "Nehalem" seems ominous and creepy.
     
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    Nehalem, 920 for me
     
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    Heh.

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    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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    I'll be picking up a 965 at tax return time if these prove to overclock well.
     
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    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
     
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    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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