Good speed but you need a third party colling system
12 April 2013
Summary: The processor has a VERY good performance, but with a simple Full Antivirus Scan, the processor warm up to more than 67° C, which is the maximum temperature certified for Intel for this processor. If you purchase this processor, you also need to purchase a third party cooling system.
Summary: So I purchased this with a Antec Kuhler 920. Not long ago, I heard considerable fan noise coming from the PC and didn't immediately think much about it until the PC shut-off. Booted back up....same thing.
Pros: Does it's job and never gets bogged down. I agree with another reviewer that said this architecture was ahead of it's time and I couldn't agree more.
Cons: 1. The bundled cooler...yeah, big surprise on that one 2. This chip seemed to be a little more stubborn to overclock. Usually just need a simple increase of voltage a notch or two but this one needed some more patience. It was the same MB, PSU and RAM that ran the 920, so it was the CPU providing...
Summary: I personally feel like an i7 2600k would perform slightly better. They're certainly easier to over-clock. Given the current price of the 2600k and other chips out there right now, I'd like to see this processor come down in price.
Pros: - Fast (OC'd to 4.2Ghz) - Hyper threading - Virtualization - Low Voltage Requirements
Cons: - Runs a little warm, even on an LC'd system - Very sensitive to voltages, difficult to achieve full potential of this chip. - Price
Summary: Great little guy. I'm happy with it. So is CPUz. Current Build: - Intel Core i7-950 Bloomfield 3.06GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor - G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 12GB (3 x 4GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Desktop Memory Model F3-12800CL9T-12GBRL - ZOTAC ZT-50603-10L GeForce GT 520...
Pros: Great processor for a great price. This much GHz can't be wrong for under $300.
Cons: Nothing bad to say about it. Even the stock heatsink was easier than usual to mount.
Lightening fast,but sandy is here,spend the extra $$
jacob a., Newegg
24 October 2011
Summary: Great stuff,only problem is,these chips are already considered a "dinasaur" by some(the i7-950 i got from newegg in may was manufactured in early 2008)...,compared to the new sandy bridge,and because of this,i think the price should be WAY lower...Do yourselve a favor.
Pros: Fast fast fast...I upgraded from the first series dual core intel to this plus nine gb kingston hyperx and it smoked any pc i had ever had before...
Cons: Hot nbridge..and i bought this in may on a really good diy package,not even looking into sandy bridge,which offers much more...