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Intel Core i7 Processor i7-920 2.66GHz 8 MB LGA1366 CPU BX80601920

100% Positive Reviews

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Pros: Speed, L3 cache

Cons: Came in a dell pre-built, couldn't OC.

Good CPU. I got this in a dell pre-built back in 08 I think. Very fast, it's never reached over 90% load and I do sony vegas 11 and photoshop CS5 work all the time smile.gif

Posted

Pros: Price, speed, overclockability

Cons: LGA 1366, so a lot of power and heat, but if cooled well, runs amazingly

I don't remember what I paid for this CPU but it was probably somewhere around $300 when D0 stepping came out.

Ever since I bought it I have had a 4.2 GHz overclock on it and never had one stability issue after I initially gained stability. No degradation of the CPU as far as I can tell either.

Even today with GPUs further along than they were this thing still does not bottleneck my 580 and would probably run on par with them if I got SLI. Such a great CPU for its time; these days however it is not such a great deal since sandy bridge came out. I am still giving it five flames since it isn't fair to rate a computer part at any time other than around its release, and when this was released it was great. It was a high end CPU with HT tech that almost everyone could afford and overclocked extremely well for people who wanted more power without paying $500 for the 950. With a good overclock it actually ran much faster than the 950. Even when the 950 was overclocked it usually did not make it far past where the 920 could go, making the 920 the best option by far IMO.

Posted

Pros: Runs FAST, was relatively cheap, easy to overclock.

Cons: Runs hot, and not unlocked (not a "K" edition), that's about it.

I'm not going to write a lot about this and cover every aspect of this processor, but I must say that this is an amazing CPU. I have been running close to 4Ghz for 1.5 years with no problems, this processor can handle most modern tasks thrown at it, although with the speed with which technology advances, I must say that it's slowly starting to show its age, since the original models were released a bit more than three years ago. This was and still is extremely fast and will tear through almost all modern applications given a good graphics card and hard drive performance.

Posted

Pros: You can get a 50% Overclock instantly,Great processing Bandwidth,Nice HUGE heatsink,L3 Cache size

Cons: Heat

Got this to replace my RETARD AMD Phenom 2 X4 940BE biggrin.gif

Equipped with my TRU120 this chip runs COOL and FAST your just need to tweak your RAMS to get the best out of ths CHIP..paired it with a ASUS Rampge 2 Gene and 3x2gb Gskill PI's it was one hell of a LEGENDARY Platform for me ever since i tried using Intel..

HTH thumb.gif

Posted

Pros: Overclocks well, great performance

When this chip first came out, it was sort of a holy grail of overclocking. 4 GHz was generally easily attainable (I put mine straight to 4 when i installed it and never looked back). For the price and performance, it was hard to beat the 920. Now with the newer Sandy Bridge processors, it has lost some of its value but is still a very good chip.

I had an AMD Phenom II x4 945 before this and did quite a bit of rendering. The 920 was a much better processor for this application and feel overall snappier. I would highly recommend it.

Posted

Pros: Hyper-Threading and great for overclocking

Cons: Price compared to Sandy-Bridge processors.

I received this processor in a trade a little while back and have been in love with it ever since. I upgraded to this from a Core 2 Quad Q8300 so the jump in power was significant to say the least. The only reason I went with the LGA1366 socket instead of Sandy-Bridge is because this was free for me. While it may not be as fast as a SB processor it can run anything I can throw at it and still have a bit of kick to it when needed. Another thing is that this socket series can support up to 32 PCI-e lanes meaning that those who want to run 3 or more PCI-e devices, such as graphics cards and PCI-e SSDs, can do so without limiting their devices. If you want to run 4 ATI Radeon HD 5850s in Crossfire, you can while only limiting them to x8/x8/x8/x8 unlike SB which would run them at x8/x8/x4/x4 on your PCI-e lanes. But while it may beat SB in that sense, the part where Sandy-Bridge processors win in is cost to power ratios. Sandy-Bridge will be cheaper than LGA1366 while also giving better performance in video-editing and other applications so if you need something cost-effective then go with Sandy-Bridge but if you can get a deal on a i7 920, go for it.
Intel Core i7 Processor i7-920 2.66GHz 8 MB LGA1366 CPU BX80601920
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Crush your enemies, climb the tower of paperwork, or do both at the same time. Intel's Core i7 processor not only makes it possible, it makes it easy. The Core i7 920 has quad cores that run at 2.66GHz and shares 8MB of L3 cache.Quad cores means true multi-tasking and multi-threading. One core handles the usual action on your operating system, while the second can play a DVD on the TV, the third download a file from internet, and the fourth one sends audio to the kids in another room without lags or stutters. All this is made easier with Intel’s advanced Digital Media Boost.

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BindingElectronics
BrandIntel
EAN0890552683673
FeatureLGA-1366 package
Hardware PlatformPc
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Height7.75 inches
Length25 inches
Weight1.6 pounds
Width8.26 inches
LabelIntel
LanguagesEnglish
List Price$269.99
ManufacturerIntel
ModelBX80601920
MPNBX80601920
Operating SystemWindows
Package Quantity1
PlatformWindows
Product GroupPersonal Computer
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PublisherIntel
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TitleIntel Core i7 Processor i7-920 2.66GHz 8 MB LGA1366 CPU BX80601920
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