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Intel Core i7-950 AT80601002112AA (BX80601950)
8.1 out of 10

Intel Core i7-950 AT80601002112AA (BX80601950)

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Reviews and Problems with Intel Core i7-950 AT80601002112AA (BX80601950)

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Overall 8
8.0

LGA 1366

Mark M., Newegg
25 July 2014
  • Pros: Still Runs like a champ
  • Cons: Socket type discontinued.
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Overall 8
8.0

It fits, but it's not the extreme one that I have!!!

MARK WITHERALL, Amazon
12 December 2013
  • Summary: It fits, but it's not the extreme one that I have!!! It fits, but it's not the extreme one that I have!!!
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Overall 8
8.0

Good speed but you need a third party colling system

uvr, Amazon
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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Still relevant to this day

Anonymous, Newegg
16 May 2012
  • 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...
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Overall 8
8.0

works

james f., Newegg
14 March 2012
  • Pros: CPU works well
  • Cons: Heat sink & fan was garbage, had to replace it. Had to remove a star for that.
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Overall 8
8.0

pretty good

Anonymous, Newegg
13 March 2012
  • Summary: performance was hindered by a faulty motherboard, so I got 6 good months out of the processor before the motherboard crapped out
  • Pros: easy install, runs pretty good, handled just about everything i've thrown at it
  • Cons: fan is loud, and didnt handle running graphics-intensive games and a high def movie on separate monitors very well
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Overall 8
8.0

Fast & Powerful

Justin V., Newegg
24 February 2012
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

How Can You Go Wrong?

Mary T., Newegg
29 December 2011
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great CPU

Alexander W., Newegg
27 October 2011
  • Summary: If you are looking for a powerfull system, the LGA 1366 delivers, and with the price of the CPU, the price to performance ratio is well matched.
  • Pros: Fast CPU for a good price. Runs fast, and has room for a good OC.
  • Cons: The stock intel cooler is a little week IMO. Low load temps (windows updates, and driver installs) are in the mid 40c range. ( I am spoiled, my WC'ed 920 runs at 30c)
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Overall 8
8.0

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...
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