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Old August 28, 2009, 03:16 PM
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Default Core i7-860 Tested: Faster than Core i7-920



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According to what we’ve learned, Intel Core i7-860 and Core i7-920 are priced same as $275, and Many of you might be curious about which one is more cost-efficient. The Core i7-860 has a clock speed of 2.8GHz and a TDP of 95W, while Core i7-920 operates at 2.66GHz with a TDP of 130W.
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Old August 28, 2009, 03:30 PM
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Not terribly surprising at stock speeds since the 860 is clocked higher
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How wouldn't something that is clocked FASTER not be faster.

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According to the test run by the Turkish website Donanimhaber, Core i7-860 outperforms Core i7-920 in almost all the benchmarks, especially winning a great vitory in power consumption section.
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Old August 28, 2009, 03:35 PM
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I don't believe anything else was ever promised. You pretty much need a memory bottleneck, a PCI-E bottleneck, or a HT software advantage for the i7 to pull ahead, clock-for-clock.
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Dude, it's a Turkish site. Would that all online Canadians would spell that well.
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overclock both then see who wins?
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Dude, it's a Turkish site. Would that all online Canadians would spell that well.
No, they are linking the results from a Turkish site, the author of it appears to be American or at least an English first language person

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the 860 is a better cpu in general the x58 platform is really a server platform that was merged to consumer enthusiast platform to pry money out of wallets for unneeded performance. Unfortunatley, I was one of those enthusiasts.

But, in general P55>x58 in everything but PCI-E bandwith
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the 860 is a better cpu in general the x58 platform is really a server platform that was merged to consumer enthusiast platform to pry money out of wallets for unneeded performance. Unfortunatley, I was one of those enthusiasts.

But, in general P55>x58 in everything but PCI-E bandwith

As someone thats just going i7 I really hope your wrong....but from what I've seen so far your probably right
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the 860 is a better cpu in general the x58 platform is really a server platform that was merged to consumer enthusiast platform to pry money out of wallets for unneeded performance. Unfortunatley, I was one of those enthusiasts.

But, in general P55>x58 in everything but PCI-E bandwith
Nice thing about all that power is the "impossible" to run games run like a mouse on crack now... I don't care if I'm sold server stuff hell a dual zeon board to me is just like a ungaurded stash of cookies, it's temping but once your done and theirs chocolate everyware it's time to pick up the mess and start anew.

It would be cool to have a multi blade server with like 20 cores and 10 gpus though... But 7 only supports 2 physical cores sofar.

The fact is Intel won't quit because they take prided in putting the seperatist party (AMD) down but you just know one day AMD will crank out a massive **** you to intel and crush them.

Just my 2.5 cents
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