I7 870 or i7 930

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  1. core i7 870 or core i7 930
    for programing
  2. what kind of programming?
  3. programming vs 2008
  4. both processors are overkill, but if you arn't going to do any gaming i'd go with the i7 930 out of those 2.

    you should take a look at some of AMDs CPUs as well (cheaper)
  5. jefe323 said:
    both processors are overkill, but if you arn't going to do any gaming i'd go with the i7 930 out of those 2.

    you should take a look at some of AMDs CPUs as well (cheaper)



    amd ? what cpu?
  6. Hello abbas89;

    No gaming? Want to build your own PC or buy already put together? Have a budget in mind?

    Check this example: Bit-Tech DIY: Affordable All-Rounder August 2010 Just replace the $200 gaming video card with a $40 Geforce 210.
  7. no gaming just programming vs 2008
  8. Budget range? How much do you want to spend?
  9. for cpu , mb, ram :700$
  10. i think i saw the i7 870 is more expensive than i7 930,the i7 930 is better anyways im going to get one pretty soon :P
  11. without compare price ,which beter 870 or 930
  12. i7 870 2.93Ghz will perform better than the i7 930 2.8Ghz in most situations.

    Benchmark scores using i7 920 2.66Ghz and i7 860 2.8Ghz as examples since the i7 930 wasnt available in the options
  13. As jefe said, both processors will do the job well for plain old programming. (I'm a longtime .NET developer myself, using VS2008 and VS2010 currently.) Even an i5-750 would do fine. I looked at the differences between the i7-860/870 and the i7-920/930 and concluded that either way, great system, but the i7-860 edges out the i7-9x0 in general performance, energy efficiency, and motherboard selection (although I imagine that's an area that could change pretty fast).

    I put together a custom, non-gamer-extreme build that generally benchmarks among the top ten desktops in the world. Runs like the wind.

    In terms of anything more than an i7-870, IMHO save your money. You can easily overclock an i7-860/870 (they're actually the same price now, so might as well get the i7-870) to 3.6 GHz or higher (buy a cooler) -- same goes for an i7-930. Instead of blowing extra bucks on a marginally faster CPU, buy an SSD. After my RAID-10 array bit the dust, I threw in a Kingston 128 GB boot SSD ($250 on NewEgg) and it just runs fabulous. Smokes even my superfast ex-RAID-10 array.

    Let me paraphrase the great Anand Lal Shimpi: an SSD is the single best upgrade you can do to your computer.

    Hope this helps, good luck & have fun. -- Keith
  14. Quote:
    for cpu , mb, ram :700$


    CPU - AMD Phenom II X6 1055T

    Motherboard - MSI 870A

    RAM - 8GB (2 x 4GB) DDR3 1333MHz.. Corsair, Kingston, Crucial, G-Skill.. Choose any brand out of them..
  15. WR2 said:
    i7 870 2.93Ghz will perform better than the i7 930 2.8Ghz in most situations.

    Benchmark scores using i7 920 2.66Ghz and i7 860 2.8Ghz as examples since the i7 930 wasnt available in the options



    i7 930 is better trust me dude
  16. i7 870 2.93Ghz (turbo boost 3.6Ghz) would be a better CPU choice than the i7 930 2.8Ghz (turbo boost 3.06)
    i7 870 2.93Ghz stock, turbo 4 cores @ 3.2Ghz, 2 cores @ 3.46Ghz and 1 core @ 3.6Ghz. (1/1/4/5)
    i7 930 2.8Ghz stock, turbo 4 cores @ 2.93Ghz and 1 core @ 3.06Ghz. (1/1/1/2)
  17. WR2 said:
    i7 870 2.93Ghz (turbo boost 3.6Ghz) would be a better CPU choice than the i7 930 2.8Ghz (turbo boost 3.06)
    i7 870 2.93Ghz stock, turbo 4 cores @ 3.2Ghz, 2 cores @ 3.46Ghz and 1 core @ 3.6Ghz. (1/1/4/5)
    i7 930 2.8Ghz stock, turbo 4 cores @ 2.93Ghz and 1 core @ 3.06Ghz. (1/1/1/2)


    whatever
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