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December 6, 2009 3:53:44 PM

As an upgrade, who has the best price - or is there a better performer on A SOCKET-TO-SOCKET BASIS?

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December 8, 2009 10:18:08 PM

Intel sockets: 1366 > 1156 > 775

I figure you mean the I7-870 which is on the 1156 socket, the next best socket would be 1366.

Best price online will most likely be from newegg.

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December 8, 2009 10:52:41 PM

Assuming you mean the i7-870, don't get it. It isn't worth it over the i7-860, which is several hundred dollars cheaper.
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December 8, 2009 11:22:23 PM

If you want hyperthreading but you don't want to spend i7 920 / LGA 1366 prices then get the Xeon X3440 or X3450 They are cheaper than the i7 860, overclock better, and having hyperthreading.
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December 15, 2009 11:14:50 PM

Thanks for all your replies.

I'm new to the new Intel chips. Yes I meant upgrading from the i7-860 to the i7-870. I realize there is a price difference, but the question is also related to performance since the 860 is 2.80 Gz and the 870 is rated at 2.93 Gz.

I'm not building my own system, but have purchased one from a vendor with an 860 chip. I just wondered since it has the 1156 socket, is it worth it to go with an 870.
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December 15, 2009 11:19:48 PM

It's at the price of 188 pounds in some asian contry.
do u care about the three channal function?i7 920 have but 860 have not.
it's just 18 pounds more .I guest it's valuable
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December 15, 2009 11:20:11 PM

You can overclock both the 860 and 870 to basically the same height, if you don't overclock then the 870 will not give you much of a benefit at all, especially for the price.
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December 16, 2009 5:56:06 AM

Jerry F said:
Thanks for all your replies.

I'm new to the new Intel chips. Yes I meant upgrading from the i7-860 to the i7-870. I realize there is a price difference, but the question is also related to performance since the 860 is 2.80 Gz and the 870 is rated at 2.93 Gz.

I'm not building my own system, but have purchased one from a vendor with an 860 chip. I just wondered since it has the 1156 socket, is it worth it to go with an 870.

$500 for another 133 MHz? Definitely not worth it.
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December 18, 2009 2:57:33 PM

AMW1011 said:
You can overclock both the 860 and 870 to basically the same height, if you don't overclock then the 870 will not give you much of a benefit at all, especially for the price.


yes, I agree
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December 25, 2009 1:42:09 AM

cjl said:
$500 for another 133 MHz? Definitely not worth it.



Thanks. I had the same feeling, but there are many more experts here than I am. I'll use my scheckles for something else.

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