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Processor confusion

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May 15, 2009 5:50:16 PM

Im upgrading my pc and gonna give i7 a shot....but im in dilemma whether to choose 920 or 940.....though 920 seems to be more comfortable the 940 seems quite attractive....what should i do???? help me out there any great advantage as far as performance......

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May 15, 2009 6:42:00 PM

I doubt the performance gain is worth an additional $280 for an extra 266 mhz or 0.266 GHz as in zero point 266 GHz.

To me it's like the e8400 versus the e8500 so why should there be a $280 difference? So IMO there is no great advantage other than bragging rights.
a b à CPUs
May 16, 2009 1:35:24 AM

Buy the 920, buy a good motherboard and aftermarket cpu cooler, then overclock the 920 to way beyond the 940.
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May 16, 2009 6:01:15 AM

IMO theres no need for a 940, the i7 920 can overclock to the 940's specifications anyways.
May 16, 2009 9:53:56 AM

The gain that you would get by buying i940 is very small. Instead you can add this money to buy a much powerful video card.
May 16, 2009 6:23:09 PM

Another +1 for the 920. I think we can all find ways to spend an extra few hundred dollars for such minimal gains.