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post #11 of 15
920 are 21 muilt based, 920 or 930 ftw.
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Long as you're not shooting for insanely high clocks 21x multi is great, won't run into any possible BCLK walls.

From what I've seen over the years the 920's seem to be the best clockers between 920/930/950, though that mainly applies to the earlier batches. It all comes down to luck anyway.
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Yes well I have been very happy with my 920, it will go to 4.4GHz no problem and it wants more but with just air cooling that is about the limit.
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Most 950s are terrible, terrible chips. Take the worst 920/930 you can think of, and thats pretty much the status quo for 950s. Mine couldn't boot 4.2 at less than 1.3v, let alone be stable.
Why do you think the 950's are so bad?
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Intel seems to save all the crap for the end of the line. Nobody really bought 950s when the 920/930 were popular, since they were too expensive. Back then, the 950s may have been similar in luck to the lower binned chips. To be fair, the later 920/930 chips were very hit and miss, but you could still find a great chip here and there. The current 950s however, are overwhelmingly terrible.
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