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I5 750 or i7 920 or 930?? is it worth an extra $89 for the i7?

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June 28, 2010 11:20:55 PM

Going to be using it for gaming, just curious if it was worth the extra $90 bucks to jump up to the i7? thanks for your input.

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June 28, 2010 11:57:50 PM

No, the only main advantage the Core i7 900 has is the Hyper-Threading, triple channel memory and dual PCI-e 16x lanes, none really help gaming apart from not bottlenecking CrossFireX/SLI setups. Clock for clock they perform similarly, with the i7 860 though it has a much higher Turbo Boost than either the i5 750 or i7 930, which means it will beat the two processors in games which do not use many cores.
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July 8, 2010 6:55:03 PM

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