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Intel Core i7 860 LGA 1156 Processor Review

ThinkComputers
23 November 2009
  • Summary: Conclusions I can clearly say that the test results were not what I had expected.  I had assumed that the i7 920 would beat the i7 860 in most if not all tests, partially due to the triple channel memory, but mostly due to the fact that the i7 860 is intended to be more economical than its LGA 1366 counterpart.  The older processor did beat the newer one in the majority of tests that were not VGA intensive, but it just wasn’t the sound stomping I thought I would see.
  • Pros: LGA 1156 technology has completely eliminated the NB, making motherboards cooler and cheaper, Sub$300 release price, Easily attained a 40% overclock and showed significant performance gains, Performance not that far behind the LGA 1366 i7 920
  • Cons: None that I found
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