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Old September 21, 2009, 07:52 PM
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no. if they lower the 920 price now one will by the p55 cpus...
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Old September 22, 2009, 08:35 AM
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Now that the new i5s and certain i7s are out. Whats the biggest differences between the i5s and i7s released compared to the i7 920???

Is it that big of a difference or only Different Mobo and Ram

Thanks for help guys :D
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Old September 22, 2009, 08:46 AM
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My System Specs


-New i7s (800 series) and i5s (700 series) released are on newer socket 1156, only compatible with P55 chipset.
-New chips are only compatible with P55 because of integrated PCI-E controller.
-Dual Channel instead of Triple Channel.
-Better Turbo Boost, which is why their scores can outperform the X58 i7s.
-P55 only tolerates x8/x8 SLI/Crossfire, whereas X58 can tolerate a full x16/x16 setup.
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