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Intel Core i7 920 D0 Stepping (SLBEJ) 2.66Ghz (Nehalem) (Socket LGA1366) Processor - Retail
Quad Core Technology, 2.66GHz clock speed, 8MB L3 Cache, Intel HyperThreading Technology, Triple Channel DDR3 Controller, 4.8GTs QuickPath, 3yr Warranty
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With faster, intelligent multi-core technology that applies processing power where it's needed most, the new Intel® Core™ i7 processor delivers an incredible breakthrough in PC performance. You'll multitask applications with incredible ease and unleash incredible digital media creation. And you'll experience maximum performance for everything you do, thanks to the combination of Intel® Turbo Boost Technology1 and Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology2, which maximizes performance to match your workload.
A smarter way to work and play
Whether you're casually checking email and surfing the web or multitasking compute-intensive apps like HD video encoding, you want a processor that enables maximum PC performance. With the Intel Core i7 processor, you'll get just that. An unprecedented 4-core, 8-thread design with Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology ensures incredible performance, no matter what your computing needs.
Shatter your limits
It's time for digital content creation that's limited only by your imagination. Experience total creative freedom with incredible performance for video encoding, image rendering, photo retouching and editing.
Gaming on the edge–and beyond
The Intel® Core™ i7 processor not only can take on today's most complex and immersive games, but it's also powerful enough to handle tomorrow's gaming advances. By distributing AI, physics, and rendering across 8 software threads, the Intel Core i7 processor lets you concentrate on taking down the bad guys while your PC handles all the visual details like texturing and shading that keep you feeling totally immersed. It's a gaming experience so perfect, you just might lose yourself in the action.
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|Warranty Period (yrs)||3|
Comments, Questions & Reviews:
stock cooler? by DAN
does this come with a stock cooler?
Yes it does
blindingly fast by mcnumpty
upgraded from an e8500 dual core overclocked to 4.1ghz to this overclocked to the same 4.1ghz--this scores 24500 on 3dmark vantage cpu test at performance setting and does superpi 1million in 10.3 seconds
a small video file conversion to 1920 by 1200 on the e8500 took 178 seconds on this it took 62 seconds
this gets pretty hot so a good cooler is needed if overclocking--i used the corsair h50
not cheap but the performance is outstanding
Power Supply by Trev
Would a 400w power supply be good enough to power one of these processors along with a 1tb HD?
To start, a good brand 400w would suffice - although if you will be considering a gaming graphics card in the future, then you will need some more PSU juice to run it.
Hot performer by Terry
Great processor, I've just bought one of these to see what all the fuss is about and I can confirm that this is a gem of a processor, with hyper threading and turbo boost you get significant performance increase without overclocking.
The hyper threading allows 8 separate threads to be processed which increases throughput.
On my intel quad Q9550 CPU I could process or "Handbrake" a full movie at 212 fps on a Asus P5Q mobo and 8gb ram running at 3.4ghz .... with the i7 920 at stock I was able to get 275 fps on a Asus P6T-deluxe V2 with 6gb RAM.
Be warned though these chips generate a significant amount of heat at full load my CPU draws 147 watts ... idle is 47 watts. Air cooled heatsinks such as the Artic 7 pro V2 is rated to 130 watts, so at full load you may run into thermal issues and that's at stock speed
Stock by Treacle
When do you expect some more in?