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Intel Core i7-950 3.06 GHz 8 MB Cache Socket LGA1366 Processor Reviews

Colt

Bang for buck

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Pros: Awesome OC Capability, Good Temps even under bad cooling, very reliable.

Cons: Pushed down by SB

State of art CPU, very good overclocking capabilities, and mostly noticeable: stays cool even when cooling it with a banana. The only con is that its is outdated by Sandy-Bridge, so no reason to buy it over a fresh SB i7, anyway, if you got a good deal on it, fear not.
Bonz(TM)

Can't go wrong with this one

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Pros: Fast, Hyperthreading, decent overclocker

Cons: Outdated by SB and SB-E

Basically the same as the 920/930 with a higher multiplier. Can be a good overclocker, or not depending on the chip itself. Handles anything I throw at it. Will handle plenty for years to come. Unfortunately the 1366 socket has pretty much been phased out and surpassed by SB and SB-E, but this CPU still holds it's own. No reason to buy a 950 over a 920 or 930, but if you can pick one up for $199 from Microcenter, you won't be disappointed. Gave it 4 flames for being outdated.
shinigamibob

Worth every last penny

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Pros: Fast, amazing overclockability, quad core w/ HT

Cons: pricey

This CPU is worth every last penny. I simply just dropped it into the socket, booted up and I was running in no time. By default it runs with a multiplier of 23 with a BCLK of 133 like every other first gen i7. This CPU was really one of the best ones for overclocking. I could run at stock settings with less than 1v applied to the CPU without any stability. Then i could overclock to 3.8Ghz without ever even touching any other setting or voltage (1.23v). 4 Ghz was achieved with about 1.27v and 4.4 was with 1.33v. This chip runs really cool as well, but the included cooler is a joke. Overall, extremely happy with this purchase and would buy again if needed. However, its not worth it these...
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