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ok so i have one of the first i7 920 cpu and i have OC at 4.4ghz for bench and 4.2ghz for 24/7, now my question is what cpu of the i7 1366 would be worth upgrading ?
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The 6 core extremes maybe?
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To be honest if your getting 4.2 24/7 stable there is no other 4 core that is better.You might find one that clocks higher but at 4.2 its pretty good.The only real upgrade would be a hex core.You will find it a good upgrade but it comes with a pretty high price.There have been some benched 980x's floating around at pretty good prices but those have seen some extreme voltages.Unless you want to spend a good bit to get hex core than stick with what you have for a while longer.
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I7 970/980x/990x
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To be honest if your getting 4.2 24/7 stable there is no other 4 core that is better.You might find one that clocks higher but at 4.2 its pretty good.The only real upgrade would be a hex core.You will find it a good upgrade but it comes with a pretty high price.There have been some benched 980x's floating around at pretty good prices but those have seen some extreme voltages.Unless you want to spend a good bit to get hex core than stick with what you have for a while longer.
This. You won't find a better quad-core, and a hexacore (980x, 990x) would not show any performance difference in applications that don't fully utitilize all six cores.
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You could always check out the i7 970/80 (non-x).

They're around $600 for each.
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no need to upgrade....u have one of the most powerfull quad core cpu on earth ,of course after the sb series....
the only possible upgrades r 970,980 and 990 6 core cpus...but they will be same as ur cpu measuring clock for clock performance...so in apps which use no more than 4 cores,then using a hex core will make no difference......
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