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Intel® Core™ i7 940 Processor Extreme Edition

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April 10, 2009 10:03:00 PM

I have been researching about wortiness of i7-940. I know a lot of people says that 920 is the best option. And I understand their point. I know all components are the same aside from the multipliers.

I found this link about core i7-940 EE , looking at the specs it seems that it's the same as the old one only difference is the "Extreme Edition". Is there really such a thing? I've read about this somewhere (I forgot the site) that the 940 EE has an unlock memory multiplier. I'm new to OC so is this the same as what the term OCers use as multiplier?

I've also read from TrustedReviews that when you overclocked 920 to same Ghz as 940 the power consumption goes up. Which in the long run you may save from your electricity bill. I'm just wondering what is the maximum you can overclock 920 vs 940 regardless of cooling method.

I really don't want to step into any experts opinions here but I'm really just curious why intel has to have 940 if its for the lost cost (Aside from profit of course). I'm just wondering is more to 940 that we need to know?
April 10, 2009 10:09:43 PM

As far as I know, there isn't any 940 EE, and any website advertising one is likely to be mistaken. This is also supported by the picture on that website - the light blue box is a non-extreme part, wheras the EE parts have a much darker, nearly black box.
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April 10, 2009 10:12:33 PM

Pretty sure that site is wrong. There's no such thing as a i7 940EE
April 10, 2009 10:13:08 PM

If you dont mind wasting money, buy 940. If you want same performance for less buy 920..
April 10, 2009 10:44:14 PM

I hope I could find that link. I was also shock when there is an image of CPU-z containing 940EE I'll post it as soon as I found it.
April 10, 2009 10:55:11 PM

daship said:
If you dont mind wasting money, buy 940. If you want same performance for less buy 920..


I guess at the end of the day, users only see the performance benefits but I'm just wondering about users like me who are not much into OCing, looking at the budget and also long term use of components. Is the long term benefits i.e. cpu life span or power consumption has been taken into consideration on these reviews? I'm just wondering, If there saying that they have the same components, dye, etc. how come there is still difference (probably not much) between 920 and 940 according some reviews?
April 11, 2009 12:35:23 AM

That's what all i7 CPU-Z shots say. Here's mine for example.

April 29, 2009 8:25:19 PM

That's an unlocked ES chip of the 940. They were just early sample chips and are Illegal to sell.
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