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Intel Core i7-930 2.8GHz

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  1. mdsx1950

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    Intel replaces the Core i7-920

    Intel Core i7-930 said to come with 2.8 GHz in February 2010
    Intel's Bloomfield processors array, also known as Core i7-900, is having a hard time at the moment. Therefore Intel overhaules the portfolio and will apparently replace the core i7-920 with the i7-930 in February.


    The processors of Intel's socket 1366 Bloomfield series are fast, but the competition in form of the socket 1156 based Lynnfields is huge since those CPUs are similarly fast and cheaper. Therefore Intel is restructuring the product array: The Core i7-940 has been replaced by the Core i7-950 which has a slightly higher clock speed. Now it's the turn of the smallest of the processors. The Core i7-930 is supposed to run at 2.8 GHz and will apparently replace the Core i7-920 (2.66 GHz).

    Intel is supposed to carry out this restructure of the product array in order to separate the Core i7-900 series a little by the in-house competition since the common user doesn't really benefit a lot from the eight cores (which are also offered by the socket 1156 processors) or the bigger memory interface.

    According to the latest rumors the new processor will hit the markets in the first quarter of 2010 - currently February is the best guess. The price for the Core i7-930 is said to be 284 USD.




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    is it still on the 45nm? if so, boring!:D
     
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    Lol. Looks like this would be a good upgrade for you. :p Or you can join me with a i7 975 :D

    But i think you just might be able to do 4Ghz on the i7 930. ;)
     
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    I wonder if this could push the price of the 920 down?
     
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    Most likely it will. :)
     
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    or do the opposite and make them sky rocket.
     
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    lol when you say join, do u mean i can have your i7 975:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D lol
     
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    The 930 is 32nm. Confirmed. The Xeon equivalent is 32nm, and folks I know at Intel confirmed.
     
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    Once the 6 Core procs come out for the LGA 1366 socket then the "in-house" competition will end :) and everyone will want a LGA1366.. that is who has gaint monies to blow on that kind of stuff(fitseries cough) :p
     
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    Hexacore comes out before I go to college, eh...?
    Hmmm... :D
     
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    i thought this was goiong to be 32nm
     
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    The only issue here is price. AMD is selling chips that have less performance than the i7 920 at a cheaper price, so intel has to follow up, which is pretty sad, because for $300 you're not going to find a better chip than the 920 (or the new 930). That's the budget or middle market though. People like cheap crap.

    I think most of us who have 920s realise that Intel is shooting themselves in the foot by selling this chip. It's that good of a deal. A few years ago we would have payed $1000 for the equivalent chip in a previous family.

    Lucky for us, we don't have to pay that much now!
     
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    So it's unfortunate that we get a price drop? :laugh:
     
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    QFT. Honestly, price to performance has NEVER been this good. The 920's and 860's are just flat out awesome, without breaking the bank.
     
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    It will replace the 920. Whatever leftover inventories are there will be made to run out at a slightly lower price. Think $269.

    Can't be sure about it being based on 45 nm, now that LGA-1366 Xeon quad-core chips based on 32 nm are surfacing, which will be out this coming March.
     
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    Well, only for us snobs who like to have things other people don't have! :slap:
     
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    lol :laugh:
     

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