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Intel Core i7 930 Reaches Stores

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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.

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Hmm - I will take three to replace my "aging" 920's:)
 
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Ya not much point for us with 920's. Save your dough for 6 core.
 

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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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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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what process?
 

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no incentive to buy for 920 owners unless they had a real bad clocker
 
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HT on?
 
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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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So, does anyone know the US release date?
 
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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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At Canadacomputers its already in stock and they seemed to have already pull the 920 D0 off the site.
 

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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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i introduce you core i7 860 with socket 1366
 

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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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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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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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