Reviews and Problems with Intel Core i7-920 AT80601000741AA (BX80601920)
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25 July 2009
Conclusion: This processor cost a bit more than the average one on the market. The Core i7 has been quite expensive to be honest and therefore Intel is releasing a Core i5 to be a more middle class cpu that people can afford.
Summary: Despite the shortcomings that our engineering samples had, we were still extremely impressed with the performance of the Intel i7 920. The overclocking ability of the chip alone makes it a must have.
Conclusion: After the disaster that was the Pentium 4, Intel have learned some valuable lessons that they show little sign of forgetting at present, forging ahead with improving both manufacturing process technologies at one point in time, and then their actual architecture at the next, bringing us as consumers...
Summary: At a price of $285.99, the Core I7 920 falls into the mainstream class of processors. A processor made for the masses. There are other mainstream processors that are less expensive but may not utilize the latest technologies or may fall short on overall performance.
Summary: As we move onto gaming performance, we decided to start things off with 3DMark 06 instead of 3DMark Vantage. At anything other than default resolutions, 3DMark Vantage appears to be more GPU limited that CPU limited and with the two HD4850 cards in Crossfire, we have a decent amount of graphics...
Pros: Low-end Core i7 CPU has excellent performance, Amazing overclocking ability, Many microarchitecture improvements, Triple-channel memory offers tremendous bandwidth capability, Hyper Threading and Turbo Boost give it a huge edge over the competition
Cons: Consumes lots of power at idle - even with SpeedStep enabled, Hyper Threading slows down some applications, Platform is a bit expensive
Conclusion: Well the day has finally arrived where the Intel Core series of processors aren't just hype, rumor, and innuendo anymore. Much of the marketing hype that was circulating before these processors were sent out for review has proven to be true and their new processor line is truly the fastest on the...
Pros: The third fastest processor currently on the planet, The price is definitely right, Tri-channel DDR3 offers an average of 33% more memory bandwidth, Utilization of SMT (Hyper-Threading) greatly enhances performance, Increased parallelism effectively allows 8 threads to be run, Finally a turbo mod...
Cons: A new X58 based motherboard will be required, New power efficient memory will likely be required
Intel Core i7 920 & 965 EE Overclocking Performance
17 November 2008
Summary: As of November the 17th, Intel’s Core i7 920 is on sale for $320 US, while the slightly faster Core i7 940 which comes clocked just 270MHz faster, costs $600 US. Then we have the Intel Core i7 965 Extreme Edition which features an unlocked multiplier, for a whopping $1070 US.
Excerpt: The performance contained even within this US$300 i7-920 processor is extremely impressive for the money. One would really wonder why they would pay almost $250-$300 more for the i7-940 when this processor is beating even extremely fast quad cores from generations past.