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I7 920 vs. i7 860 [The millennium question]

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December 14, 2009 3:04:03 AM

Instead of asking the usual "what is best" let us say....


What would you use? What do you know about this comparison?

Which one is an ideal buy over other? What would you go with?


Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$279.99

Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$288.99
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December 14, 2009 4:12:51 AM

All depends on the budget and what you will use the PC for.....

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December 14, 2009 4:34:13 AM

get i5 750 , good $30 cooler , hyper 212+ , oc it to 3.8 and that would be enough .
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December 14, 2009 1:49:26 PM

The only way I'd go with the P55 platform is if I got an i5... if I were going to plunk down that kind of $$$ on an i7, I'd want the superior platform backing it up.
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December 14, 2009 2:18:02 PM

Eng1neering said:
Instead of asking the usual "what is best" let us say....


What would you use? What do you know about this comparison?

Which one is an ideal buy over other? What would you go with?


Intel Core i7-860 Lynnfield 2.8GHz 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1156 95W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$279.99

Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$288.99


OvrClkr said:
All depends on the budget and what you will use the PC for.....


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920:
full dual pci-e 16x
Triple channel memory

860:
High turbo boost
Higher stock speed than 920

It really does depend on what your doing. There fairly good in there own sectors.


If your doing CAD then you'll benefit from the 920 triple channel memory.

If your doing video editing/converting then you will benefit from the higher stock speed and turbo boost.
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