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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Darksaber, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. Darksaber

    Darksaber W1zzard's Sidekick Staff Member

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    Check this out guys:

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    World: meet i7. i7: meet world...^^

    Up and running since friday ^^...slightly OCed already ;)

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    mullered07 New Member

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    nice man, now just to see some benches, why have you hid "specifications"
  3. DanTheBanjoman Señor Moderator

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    So, how is CPU-Z gonna handle the next generation? Instructions won't fit in the box anymore. Seeing those high multipliers again is odd though :)
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    Cool man! I'm waiting till next year once all the crap is worked out.
  5. Darksaber

    Darksaber W1zzard's Sidekick Staff Member

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    Well plenty of benchies around already, so I thought I drop the bomb ^^ well the multies are normal...that is the maximum for the 940. I am going to aim for better baseclock (bus speed) after i get my hands on a triple channel kit with lower voltage requirements.

    cheers
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    So there it is folks, first TPU member with an i7.
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    panchoman Sold my stars!

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    awesome stuff! :toast:
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    Do WANT! Will wait till after the hollidays, gotta do a rig "rotation". Teh awesome!!:toast:

    *Your freind doesn't have a sister does he/she? :p
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    no real benchmarks yet?
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    How do you like that Asus board?
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    *Jealous*

    Was it worth switiching to i7?
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    Not really because the pricing is insane. Not saying it’s not worth it but it’s still a high budget chip.
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    Wile E Power User

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    Depends on what you are doing. If you deal with a lot of content creation, then the i7 dominates all current offerings clock for clock.
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    Hello Darksabers i7 :D
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    True but other quads are more worth it.
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    Wile E Power User

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    No, not really. To match the performance of the 940, stock vs stock, you have to buy a QX9770. Even then, the 940 walks away from it in encoding and content creation, and it's half the price. ;)
  17. Darksaber

    Darksaber W1zzard's Sidekick Staff Member

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    Well yes I think it was worth it. I actually got the CPU a bit cheaper than it will be at retail and the P6T seems to work quite well.

    No benchies because a) I did not get the CPU from Intel ;), b) since it is my private editorial PC.
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    JC316 Knows what makes you tick

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    So, can you change the FSB, or just the multiplier? I head that the i7 was going to have overclocking issues, like no OCing at all.
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    I'd hit it.:roll:
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    How come specs is hidden? Is this an engineering sample?

    Chris
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    From what I have read you can overclock, though the 920/940 will not overclock as well as the 965 because of the unlocked multipliers. The reason people think it will not overclock well it because of the 'Turbo Mode'. They explain it all very well over at Toms Hardware...

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/Intel-Core-i7-Nehalem,2057.html
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    Core i7 reminds of the oldschool P4 with high multiplier :toast:
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    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    now that you had enough fun with it, box it up and send it to me :p
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    lol W1zz. BTW what is the price range on the new i7 cores?

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