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Intel Core i7 940 Nehalem 2.93GHz VS 2.66ghZ

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May 4, 2009 4:01:56 AM

Hello, I've been searching to find any information that puts the Intel Core i7 940 Nehalem 2.93GHz vs the 2.66 version.
Its over 250 dollar difference but is it worth it? I do plan on overclocking.
Let me know, I do highend 3d graphics and computer design, but 250 bucks these days is a good chunk of change. Thanks for any info or reference links.
May 4, 2009 4:04:45 AM

By the way, I'm putting this on a ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution with 6 gigs of DDR3 1600 ram.
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May 4, 2009 4:16:28 AM

Check Tomshardware forums and hardocp.

From what I've seen, no it's not worth it. Just get a good CPU cooler and OC the 920 to 3.4GHz
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May 4, 2009 5:13:08 AM

Well like BSOD said the i7 940 compared to an i7 920 the 940 falls behind the 920 for its value once overclocked...
And in Tom's they have even reported that the i7 920 overclocks better than the i7 965 sample they had...
So switch to the i7 920 and save some cash...
You might be interested in these articles...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/overclock-core-i7,2...

And as for the mobo, I would suggest you rethink your choice...
Going with ASUS P6T is of more value and would save you considerable cash there too without significant sacrifice in performance...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/x58-motherboard-i7,...
May 4, 2009 6:54:24 AM

can easily clock past 4ghz if you have a D0.
May 4, 2009 1:59:55 PM

Nice! Thanks guys. I'll save some money and go with the 920.
My original plan was to go with an AMD Phenom II 3.2 but for 40 bucks more a friend talked me into looking at going back to Intel and looking at the i7 chip. I'll definitely look at the other motherboard, the only thing that could be as interesting was the full 16 bit SLI with 3 cards. I thought for upgrading over the year, that would be pretty impressive. I'm still looking of course.
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