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Old August 25, 2009, 10:39 PM
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The i7-975 overclocks better than the i7-965 and the stock speed of the i7-975 is higher than the 965. The 975 operates at lower voltages than the 965, thus having greater overclocking headroom and less power draw from your system compared to the 965. So, if you are a benchmarker or an overclocker, the 975 will gain you those extra points! In games, you will only see a marginal difference between the 965 and the 975. If you're looking to save some extra dough, then go with the 965! Honestly, I would go with a 920, 940 or even the 950 and overclock it! Have fun
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Old August 26, 2009, 06:08 AM
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The i7-975 overclocks better than the i7-965 and the stock speed of the i7-975 is higher than the 965. The 975 operates at lower voltages than the 965, thus having greater overclocking headroom and less power draw from your system compared to the 965. So, if you are a benchmarker or an overclocker, the 975 will gain you those extra points! In games, you will only see a marginal difference between the 965 and the 975. If you're looking to save some extra dough, then go with the 965! Honestly, I would go with a 920, 940 or even the 950 and overclock it! Have fun
That's because it's a D0 chip, DUH!

Get a 920 and save yourself several hundred dollars. You'll get the same performance out of it.
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Ok... so essentially, All Core I7's are the same. there aren't any differences like in previous Cores. Ie a QX9650 and QX6600.(altho those are drastically diff cores) they do share the same naming scheme

No extra L3 or L2? no different core sctucture making the 920 any less equal to the 950? or 975? just the fact that the Extremes are unlocked and the 975 is an updated step?
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Old August 26, 2009, 09:08 AM
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No extra L3 or L2?
Nope.

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no different core sctucture making the 920 any less equal to the 950? or 975?
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just the fact that the Extremes are unlocked and the 975 is an updated step?
Yup.

In the end, a 920 is in every way the same physically as the other i7's. Its just binned 'lower'. My personal thoughts are that the yields are so good, even the binnings are more or less the same. I dont think Ive ever heard of a 920 that wont do atleast 975 stock speeds.
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lol. what a rip.
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Old August 26, 2009, 11:36 AM
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lol. what a rip.
Works out great for those of us who got a 920 .
Unlocked multiplier really doesn't mean crap to me...
I can hit 4GHz stable and that's all I really need for anything I'll be doing.
It's all that my cooling can handle anyway.
A D0 would be nice just because of lower voltages, but even that's not a really big deal.

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lol. what a rip.
Yeah, Pretty much, What motherboard are you planning on running? I just ordered an EVGA x58 Classified and a 920 :D But I'm a sucker for the red/black scheme and the heatsink to me is worth the extra money... and yes, I'll be overclocking it... You getting and EVGA x58? the Asus P6T?
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I was thinking a little more along the WC side of the fence. I have an external water cooling system that i got ages ago. but never got the Cooling blocks for my 8800GTX's.... piss me off.. so now i'm holding out on the EVGA x58 hydro copper. or, im really thinking about a Asus P6T7 WS Supercomputer ether one. I'm kind of leaning toward the P6T7. If i decide to fold.. I can stuff that board.
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I was thinking a little more along the WC side of the fence. I have an external water cooling system that i got ages ago. but never got the Cooling blocks for my 8800GTX's.... piss me off.. so now i'm holding out on the EVGA x58 hydro copper. or, im really thinking about a Asus P6T7 WS Supercomputer ether one. I'm kind of leaning toward the P6T7. If i decide to fold.. I can stuff that board.
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Lol. Am not..... am I?
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