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Old 16-04-10, 10:39 AM
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OC3D Review: Intel i7 930 1366

With intel recently releasing the i7 930 we thought it was time to see if it is up to the standards that the 920 had previously set.

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Old 16-04-10, 02:41 PM
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On paper, totally uninteresting, but in practice, amazing!

Why is it happier with such lower voltages if the process is the same size? I don't know a lot about the intricacies of CPU production, but I'm interested to know what was actually changed, as going by the spec sheet doesn't yield much information.

A CPU like this should be good for many years, despite intel inevitably changing socket design in the not too distant future.
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Old 16-04-10, 03:43 PM
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That's just staggering! So glad I'm getting one of these! Maybe I'll see if I can match your "sweet spot"...
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Will the 32nm chips be out this summer then? I imagine they will be able to break 4GHz at lower voltages?

The 3.8GHz@ 1.11v is ridiculous, but in terms of speed alone, it does not seem to offer that much advantage over the slightly cheaper 920 (£40 on scan.co.uk)
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Old 17-04-10, 01:39 PM
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WOW! 3.8 at 1.11v... It was a good thing I wasn't drinking anything. And with that low of voltage temps must be amazing! (I skipped to the conclusion Sorry)
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Old 17-04-10, 07:39 PM
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They charge more for the 930 over there? By me its the same price as 920. $199 U.S.
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Old 17-04-10, 10:00 PM
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They charge more for the 930 over there? By me its the same price as 920. $199 U.S.
This is why I hate living here!!!!! The 920 hasn't even dropped to anywhere near that!! - its £180-190
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If I was to get online it would be $280 for either one, just so happens a brick and mortar near me has insane prices on Intel CPU's.
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Lol @

''Our results saw 4.2GHz at 1.34v. Absolutely amazing numbers and, as you can see from the screenshot below, totally rock solid. 920 owners would dream of 4.2GHz at 1.34v. ''

''It took a lot of testing but we finally found the sweet spot. 1.112v on the core and 3.8GHz. I think you'll agree that this is outstanding.''

This is my i7 920 D0 4,2Ghz @ 1.264v :



http://i44.tinypic.com/348kphs.jpg

3,8Ghz @ 1.10v



http://i31.tinypic.com/xbl740.png

LinX + OCCT 8+ hours rock solid.

I think 930 owners would dream of this
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Cingrats dude, we were talking about the majority of CPU's not the cpus we know that run better in certain baches
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