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I7 940 or i7 920 DO?

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March 17, 2010 5:58:44 PM

Hi guys

if you get the chance to get one of this cpu at the same price, wich one would you prefer?

the i7 940 or the i7 920 "DO" stepping?

i pretend to get the maximum oc of them...

thx very much!!!

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March 17, 2010 6:34:33 PM

If you can get them at the same price, it probably doesn't matter as they are virtually the same chip, only with the 940 having a higher multi. The D0 stepping might be the better processor really, plus, when you look at the normal prices, the 920 is clearly the better buy.
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March 17, 2010 7:53:34 PM

Looks like Newegg discontinued the listing for the 940, but if you have that chance, I would take the 940.

Otherwise, the i7 930 just came out from Intel even though it is just a 133 Mhz speed bump. I believe they are all D0. Cannot find a full review for it on Toms, but they have it listed as the best CPU buy for $295. Bit-tech has a review of the i7 930s and they had their sample clock faster than the 920.

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2010/03/01/intel-...

The i7 930 costs 5 bucks more than the 920 on Newegg anyways, I would go with that and overclock it. :) 
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March 18, 2010 5:51:55 PM

thx for the answers...

the of them are used and to buy here in my country (not newegge available) so let's keep the topic just between those 2...

wich one will reach higher clocks?

thx!!!!
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March 18, 2010 7:21:58 PM

I would guess they'll be similar, though with the D0 stepping, the 920 might actually get higher clocks. The 940 has the advantage of a higher multi though, but I don't think the 920 hits a base clock road-block though.
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March 28, 2010 1:26:12 AM

well... finally i get the 920 do and now it's running 4ghz 24/7... with a cogage true spirit...

i have not trying to go higer, but i guess it should get to 4.3 or more... well...someday ill try.

thx for the answers
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March 29, 2010 4:18:30 PM

Sweet- thats a nice OC you've got running. Enjoy it man:-)
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April 5, 2010 12:06:44 AM

Hi thx!

yes, it was very disappointing that with my previos i7 940, the maximum i get stable was 3.8ghz (and was really hard xD... with the 920 DO was really easy to get 4ghz)

so i am very satisfied with the change :p 





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April 14, 2010 11:58:38 PM

Best answer selected by flaiteh.
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