Excellent CPU performance.
Great memory and bus bandwidth.
Overclocks Really Well.
Kicked the Q6600 To The Curb.
Much Higher Video Encoding Performance Than Previous CPUs.
Needs a new motherboard.
A little on the expensive side.
By iXBT Labs on August 01, 2009
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 Ocaholic on July 23, 2009
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 Trusted Reviews on January 15, 2009
When Ed and Hugo reviewed processor there was a huge amount of information to pass on but one piece of the puzzle still remained. There are three processors in the Core i7 range which consists of the Core i7 920 that runs at 2.66GHz, the Core...50
By DigitalVersus on December 11, 2008
Just like the rest of Intels Core i7 range, the 940 has a few extra features compared to the earlier Core 2 Quad Q9.First of all, the memory controller is built into the processor rather than sitting on the motherboard, meaning Intel can make the...100
By The Tech Report on December 11, 2008
Now that youve seen the performance results, this little exercise may seem like a whole lot of work for a relatively minor issue. But we do strive for accuracy in our testing, and as you can see, our first attempt at measuring the performance of the...-
By Xtreme CPU on December 04, 2008
Intel has managed to impress again. Their tick-tock model is working right on schedule. This time around we are left with a new architecture with the new Quickpath Interconnect that does away with the old and dated Front Side Bus technology. The...-
By ExtremeTech on November 03, 2008
The Core i7 940 Extreme suffers from being a relatively high price, but it is faster than all mainstream Intel Core 2...80
By HotHardware on November 03, 2008
We have a number of different things to consider in this summary--the performance of the Core i7 as it compares to the Core 2 and Phenom, the performance of the Core i7 with and without Hyper-Threading enabled, and the performance of the three...-
By Neoseeker on November 02, 2008
The Intel Core i7 processors are a significant evolutionary step forward from their Core 2 predecessors. In all but a couple of tests, the 2.66GHz Core i7 920 handily beats the 3.2GHz Core 2 Quad QX9770 - and in some tests by an embarrasing margin....-
By Bjorn3D on November 02, 2008
The Core I7 940 Performance CPU is a solid performer. Its more than a solid performer. Running at 2.93GHz it easily outperformed our Q6600 clocked to 3.6 GHz and the Q6600 was running much faster ram. Test after test it sent the Q6600 scurrying for...90