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Just Ordered I7 920 yesterday :<

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September 8, 2009 7:56:05 PM

Okay are the new 1156 gonna dominate the 1366 chips?

I ordered a new I7 920 yesterday morning. The new I7 1156 socket costs the same and is rated at 2.8 gHz.

Any benchmarks up yet that compare these two chips ? Also if anyone knows which will be better for gaming as that is what I do most and did I get screwed around by ordering one day to early? I have read that the 1156 chips can't use dual GPU's so that is one point going for the 1366 I7.

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September 8, 2009 8:11:03 PM

Try and cancel your order.

Also, anandtech has a review up.
Toms also has a few articles.
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September 8, 2009 8:17:08 PM

Depends. If you got the 920 @ Microcenter for $200 it's a good buy. But anyways, be aware that only the LGA1366 will get hexacores. If you are running renderings,etc stick with X58.
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September 8, 2009 8:32:12 PM

^ Yep, the i7-920 is still an excellent CPU, and is cheap enough to do some serious overclocking without worrying too much :) .

I'm seriously undecided between an i7-860 and the i7-920. I doubt I'll ever go SLI or Xfire multi-GPUs, esp. since the next generation GPUs should be out by Christmas and hopefully will have some good performance boosts. So really the only difference is tri-channel memory, which is unimportant for desktop use. I think I'll sit on my wallet for another month and see how the P55 mobos pan out, esp. overclocking with some later BIOSes.
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September 8, 2009 8:43:58 PM

Shadow703793 said:
Depends. If you got the 920 @ Microcenter for $200 it's a good buy. But anyways, be aware that only the LGA1366 will get hexacores. If you are running renderings,etc stick with X58.


As shadow stated, at least the core I9 will be able to use on the X58 as where the P55 (think it's the p55's that the new i7/5's is on) can not. So on upgrade front you'll be able to get the i9 when you need the additional power.
September 8, 2009 9:04:48 PM

ok thanks for the info guys will look around and try to feel my way through there benchmarking explanations.

You are not helpful zipzoomflyhigh.
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September 8, 2009 9:05:44 PM

Socket 1156 will not dominate socket 1366. Socket 1156 is mainstream and socket 1366 is for enthusiasts.
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September 8, 2009 9:10:54 PM

loneninja said:
Socket 1156 will not dominate socket 1366. Socket 1156 is mainstream and socket 1366 is for enthusiasts.

And it sucks sweaty donkey balls when it comes to higher end multi GPU's.
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September 8, 2009 9:38:27 PM

That's just it, multi GPUs is for enthusiasts, its not mainstream. If you want to run multi GPUs, you'll need not only the board, 2x GPU, but also the PSU to run them. This puts you above mainstream. (unless your 2x low end junk, but then your just dumb.)

Anands article was good. X58 will support the many more core chips, support multi GPU better, and has much more memory bandwidth for those who need it. For many of us, getting the new i5s will be a much better deal. Not only are the chips themselves cheaper, but the boards are as well.

I don't remember Anands chart very well, but the other advantage to the new chips is lower TDP. There is a chip out now that has the same stock speed as the 920, Turbos higher, and has a lower TDP as well. I believe it costs the same (non walking micro center), so in my book is a much better deal. And for $200, not much beats the new 750.
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September 8, 2009 9:45:14 PM

As has been mentioned several times now in the 'AMD Doomed" thread, you can get a P55 mobo with a two PCIe-16x controller - yes you lose the lower latency with the on-die controller, but at least you don't lose the extra lanes. And it may be that you can use the on-die with one board and the external for the other(s).
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September 8, 2009 9:46:05 PM

4745454b said:
That's just it, multi GPUs is for enthusiasts, its not mainstream.

So how long before the first post along the lines 'why do my two 5890x2's not work on my new 720?' turns up?, about a month I reckon.
September 8, 2009 10:48:02 PM

Microcenter has the 860 on sale for $225. Not bad
September 8, 2009 11:41:42 PM

I also ordered a 920 yesterday...wanting to take advantage of the Labor day savings. I knew it was risky, but it should be worth it in the end. This quote should make you feel better about your purchase...

"So where does this leave Core i7 900 series owners and their X58 motherboards? Well first and foremost, those who built a Bloomfield/X58 setup can rest assured that their system has many years left in the tank. Secondly, they will have exclusive access to Intel's upcoming Core i9 'Gulftown' 32nm six-core processors, and maybe even some faster quad-core 32nm Core i7 models. There is an upgrade path for LGA1366, but it just won't be cheap. On the other hand, the new LGA1156 platform appears to be a bit of a dead end in some ways as the i7-870 will probably be the highest-end LGA1156 processor available for the foreseeable future. If you want to upgrade above the i7-870 to say one of Intel's upcoming high-end processors, you will have to buy a whole new platform. Let us tell you, the upgrade path just got a whole lot more difficult when you move up the Intel lineup from mainstream to high-end."

from HardwareCanucks.com
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September 9, 2009 12:26:23 AM

Yup. Me will get a i9 when they come.
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September 9, 2009 12:41:46 AM

"Classic" i7 or i5, it doesn't really matter. By the time better threaded apps come, you'll want a new system anyways. Either will be fine for the next ? years.
September 9, 2009 2:32:29 AM

Thanks SkepticDave !!!

That helps put my mind at ease. Now I will be waiting for my package of goods from NCIX.
September 9, 2009 2:48:45 AM

Glad I could help....I know I was relieved when I read that!
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