Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz Socket 1366

  • Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz Socket 1366
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Based on 14 scores, 74 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    10
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    0

Pros:

  • Fast.
  • Overclocks very good.
  • Runs cool.

Cons:

  • Price.
  • Requires Expensive LGA 1366 Motherboard Hardware.

Expert reviews and ratings

By TechSpot on -

Looking back, quad-core processors have had quite the run already. Intel's first quad-core CPU, the Core 2 Extreme QX6700 was released almost three years ago, with the much more popular Q6600 following up months later at a rather steep $850. As you...

By TechReaction.net on -

1090T and 1055T are the first real hexa-cores which is in reach of 99% enthusiasts, since Intel’s 980X retails for around 1000$(more than Rs. 55000 in Indian retail market), though if you are looking at purely performance numbers then I am sure...

By Pureoverclock on -

Computer enthusiasts are an interesting breed, and those who call themselves overclockers are an even more fascinating group. Our pursuit for speed and performance isnt just an idle curiousity; for some its akin to a quest. Face it, performance is...

By XtremeComputing on -

Throughout these benchmarks, the AMD Phenom II 955 just hasn’t been able to keep up with the i7 920. But AMD know this and it’s not intended to be the i7 920’s rival as the 955 is priced £60 less than the i7 920. (in fact even the...

By iXBT Labs on -

We tried to make our tests at least a tad more interesting by using different memory modes -- and we found out that this parameter does not affect results. The only result that stands out against the common background is demonstrated by Core i7 920,...

By Rbmods.com on -

This processor cost a bit more than the average one on the market. The Core i7 has been quite expensive to be honest and therefore Intel is releasing a Core i5 to be a more middle class cpu that people can afford. The Core i7 920 will apparently...

By Ocaholic on -

With the recent Bloomfield product line Intel presents the most powerful desktop CPU available these times. Especially the Core i7 975 XE delivers more performance than any other CPU on the market and this by a quite big margin. But as expected, so...

By Tom's Hardware on -

Well, Ill start off by apologizing to AMD and our readers for some of the conclusions I drew from the Cyberpower Gamer Dragon review. I deserve a good measure of blame for rationalizing the difference that we saw when comparing a machine with Radeon...

By PCShopTalk on -

About a few months ago Intel let us review their Core 2 Quad Q9400 processor. This time they were generous enough to send us the new Core i7 920 45nm Nehalem processor. While the Core 2 Quad Q9400 ran on the older LGA 775 socket, the new Core i7...

By TechwareLabs on -

Despite the shortcomings that our engineering samples had, we were still extremely impressed with the performance of the Intel i7 920. The overclocking ability of the chip alone makes it a must have. Reports across the internet of the new D0 stepping...

By Phoronix on -

Again, if you want to see how your system performs to the Intel Core i7 920, install the Phoronix Test Suite and run phoronix-test-suite benchmark michael-23540-28957-28437. That will take care of the test installation, setup, the actual testing...

By TechRadar on 90

When Intel announced its awesome new Core i7 quad-core processor, we were sure it would be priced out of reach of mere mortals. After all, in raw performance terms this CPU architecture has no equals. Surely Intel can name its price? It came as a...

By Hi Tech Legion on -

I have been waiting a long time for Intel to finally say goodbye to the NorthBridge (MCH) and produce a processor with the memory controller on the chip itself. I am glad my wait is finally over. In the past I had experienced problems overclocking...

By BCCHardware on 90

Intel started to dominate the CPU market with their Core 2 series and ever since they have kept on pushing. While the AMD Phenom and now Phenom II go a long way to improve the reputation of AMD processors, Intel still takes home the gold for most...

By iXBT Labs on -

All DisabledTB EnabledGain, %HT EnabledGain, %All EnabledGain, %PRO SCORE1201276%119-1%1276%HOME SCORE1191256%1191%1266%OVERALL SCORE1191266%1190%1266%Turbo Boost technology demonstrates impressive performance gains practically everywhere. On the...

By ThinkComputers on 100

So we get back to my original question: "Is the i7 all hype?" Looking at the physical architectural differences between the i7 and the Core 2 series, Intel has made some significant changes in their new processor line. The Nehalem is not just a...

By ASE Labs on -

There is no question about the benefit of using a higher speed memory in your system. What is interesting is when the cost benefit really goes away. Think about using a slower speed memory for half the price of the high speed counterparts. System...

By X-bit Labs on -

Let’s see what we ended up with here. Our today’s test session proved that new Core i7 processors overclock not any worse than their predecessors. We took the first mass production Core i7-920 CPU we came across and managed to increase its...

By iXBT Labs on -

Core i7 is apparently a good product. We insist that the main objective of this project was not to improve performance. It wouldnt have been a failure even if it had been less efficient than Core 2. As it is, its 7% more efficient. What else there...

By PCQuest on -

In the previous issue, we tested and reviewed the Intel core i7 965 Extreme processor, which was based on the new Nehalem microarchitecture, managed to amaze us with its unbelievable performance. The significant design changes in the processor and...