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Skull Trail vs i7 920 DO

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May 5, 2010 4:20:39 PM

Hello,
I have an Intel Skull Trail Motherboard packed with two Intel Xeon 5402 processors. I am looking to sell my old rig and upgrade to an Intel Core i7 920 DO. Is it worth it? Will there be any significance in performance? Or should I just wait for a 6 core processor? I'm using my rig for gaming, video editing, and as a digital audio workstation. Thanks.

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May 5, 2010 5:18:13 PM

The Intel Skull Trail Motherboard will outperform the i7 920 DO.

The 6-core processors have been released already...
Intel Core i7-980x
AMD Phenom II X6
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May 5, 2010 6:41:52 PM

I can't say for sure as I don't have benchmarks, but my guess is that skulltrail is the faster platform, by a noticeable margin. You'll be dropping from 8 cores to 4 cores, and seriously the Core I series of processors aren't that much faster clock for clock than Core2 was.
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May 5, 2010 8:29:55 PM

loneninja said:
I can't say for sure as I don't have benchmarks, but my guess is that skulltrail is the faster platform, by a noticeable margin. You'll be dropping from 8 cores to 4 cores, and seriously the Core I series of processors aren't that much faster clock for clock than Core2 was.


Skull trail is faster than the 920. I saw this benchmarked when the I7 was first released.

However the unit I saw benched was 3.2 Ghz cpu. I was not able find the specs on that Xeon. What is the clock speed?

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