Compare I7 to Quad 9650
Posted 19 July 2009 - 06:48 PM
Posted 19 July 2009 - 10:34 PM
Take a look at these:
Making of Intel Core i7
Turbo Mode Inside Intel's Core i7
From the Article UPDATE: Core i7: Blazing Fast, O/C Changes <---Click and Read
Here’s the short version. Intel is introducing the Core i7, the successor to the Core 2 processor, which features both improved performance and higher efficiency. In our benchmark
suite, the Core i7 is 16% faster clock-for-clock than the Core 2.
What you really may want to see is the Analysis: Core i7 965 Extreme vs. Phenom X4 9950 BE vs. Core 2 Extreme QX9770 You will notice, that all the other top processors before the i7 are slower.
Also note that the i7 is a socket 1366, the Core 2 Quad is socket 775. Which means you need to look at different motherboards for the two. Also note that it would be best if you intend to overclock that you look for an i7 processor with DO stepping(fairly new, not all stores may have these yet...) compared to the first stepping which is the CO/C1. CO/C1 is no slouch, but apparently the DO stepping is much much better when overclocking. I don't overclock, so that is about all I can tell you on that.
Hope this helps
Posted 20 July 2009 - 02:21 PM
Posted 20 July 2009 - 04:11 PM
Another board I like for a good cost is the Gigabyte boards. There has been hype about the Foxconn Bloodrage too, but I don't know much about it.
Just to help you out, here is link to all of Newegg's 1366 Boards CLICK HERE
Finally, I seem to really like the Gigabyte Boards and eVGA Boards. Hope that helps.
Posted 20 July 2009 - 06:08 PM
You might want to check out some of Asus's LGA 1366 boards too. Here are some really good ones.
P6T Deluxe V2: http://www.tigerdire...e...&CatId=4068
And the mighty Rampage 2 Extreme: http://www.tigerdire...e...&CatId=4068
Posted 20 July 2009 - 07:00 PM
Posted 20 July 2009 - 07:09 PM
Once you decide, I would like if you could tell us your motherboard or your whole build.
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