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Core i7 860 and Core i7 920

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November 22, 2009 11:21:35 PM

simple qusetion, i want to ask whats the diffrent betwin Core i7 860 and Core i7 920?

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November 22, 2009 11:26:46 PM

Core i7 860 Is a LGA 1156 P55 cpu.

Core I7 920 is a LGA 1366 X58 cpu.

Here an old pro's and con's list i made back in sept. (has core i5 as well)

"Here's some pros and cons to each CPU series.

Cheap cpu.
Great turbo
Will get the job done for most to all programs.
Runs cooler than the I7 9xx's
Can run faster 1333 MHZ ram than the I7 9xx's.

No triple channel memory
Doesn't have full dual 16x bandwidth for 2 video cards.
Will not be upgradable with 6+ core cpus.

I7 8xx's
(pretty much the same as i5's)

Can be cheaper than the 9xx's (depending on locations and store)

I7 9xx's:
Triple channel memory
full Dual 16X video bandwidth.
upgrade option down the road to the Core i9 when you need 6 cores

Can be expensive. (depeding on location and store)
can be very hot if not in a well ventilated case.
Can only run 1066 MHz ram unless over clock to fully use cheaper 1333 MHz.
not as powerful turbo as the i5 and i7 8xx's cpus. "

Hope this helps.
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November 22, 2009 11:31:05 PM

clock speed

and the 860 is 1156 but the 920 is 1366

IPC is less
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November 23, 2009 12:33:34 AM

classic question, very classic.
it u wanna choose one, go 4 920, in my opinion.
easier future upgrade, better gaming performance.
November 23, 2009 1:15:16 AM

Did they ever fix that foxconn socket issue with i5? Because if they haven't I wouldn't go i5
November 23, 2009 6:19:34 AM

Im not thinking about going with the Coire7 im going for a cheaper cpu, Thinking about the Core i5 with MSI P55 80GD seems nice to overclock with, and 2x2gb ddr3 1600mhz pc 12800 and my ati 4870, and upgrading to crossfire later, Corsair 850w and the CM HAF 932.

But when will the Core i9 come out, and whats the price of it? and for gaming will 6 cores work well??
November 23, 2009 6:26:16 AM

And the Core i5 seems nice to Overclock, have not seen any overclocking with the Core i7 860? does it oc well too?
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November 23, 2009 11:17:59 AM

If you go i5 you can't go i9 later without changing your motherboard

i9 will be on socket 1366, i5 is on socket 1156. Also bear in mind that at first the i9 will be an Extreme Edition CPU so you're looking at $1,000

If you want to be able to go i9 in the future, you need to go socket 1366 i7 now so you don't have to get a new motherboard and RAM.
November 23, 2009 3:30:38 PM

ranij93 said:
And the Core i5 seems nice to Overclock, have not seen any overclocking with the Core i7 860? does it oc well too?

I had the pleasure working with 2 different I7 860... Both equipped with gigabyte P55 UD2 mb, 4gb corsair dominator & ati 5850. One was with Xiggy Dark Knight & other with Corsair h50. One with air cooling could reach 4.2Ghz and one with H50 could only reach 4.1Ghz stable. I guess one with Xiggy was a lucky chip.