Solved I7 2.8 VS. i7 2.66 Tags: CPUs Intel i7 Product Last response: January 5, 2010 12:53 PM in CPUs Share LAG269 January 5, 2010 1:00:20 AM I am completely confused.. Why is the 2.66 more expensive than the 2.8? More about : question XD_dued January 5, 2010 1:32:34 AM http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... are you referring to these? The 2.66ghz one is based on socket 1366, which is better than the 1156 socket of the other one. In reality though, the 1156 one is usually better because of turbo mode. m 0 l panamaniacs January 5, 2010 2:09:26 AM the i7 920 (bloomfield) has tri channel memory support, the socket based 1366 supports 16x sli/crossfire. thr i7 860 (lynnfield) has dual channel support, sli only in 8x modes, has less memory bandwith this is what i know m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer LePhuronn a b à CPUs January 5, 2010 12:25:00 PM LAG269 said:I am completely confused.. Why is the 2.66 more expensive than the 2.8? It's not. Either the same price (look at those NewEgg links) or the i7 860 is more expensive http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP... http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CP... m 0 l Best solution panamaniacs January 5, 2010 12:53:50 PM the i7 860 has higher turbo boost and is a little bit faster, but if u want a futureproof system the x58 platform (i7 920) offers more advantages than the p55 platform (i7 860) Share Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !