Intel Core i7-920 2.66GHz Processor

2.66GHz - 4.8GT/s QPI - 8MB L3 - Socket B LGA-1366 - Retail - MPN: BX80601920
Product Details
Description
With faster, intelligent multi-core technology that automatically applies processing power where it's needed most, new Intel Core i7 processors deliver an incredible breakthrough in PC performance. They're the best desktop processors on the planet.
Quick Glance
Processor Socket Intel Socket B LGA-1366
Processor Class Intel Core i7
Number of Processor Cores Quad-core (4 Core)
Expert Reviews
Intel Core i7 920, 940 and 965 Extreme Edition review
5 Star Review  Techspot - Feb 12, 2009

Today marks the release of Intel's latest and greatest processor architecture to date. Meet the new Core i7 920, 940 and 965 Extreme Edition processors based on the debuting Nehalem architecture.

Read the full review »

Overclocking The Core i7 920 Processor
5 Star Review  HotHardware - Dec 31, 1969

Judging just the processor alone, the Core i7 920 delivers excellent performance at a respectable price range of about $250 - $300. Even at stock speeds, it's a pretty good value, but when you throw overclocking into the mix, the 920 becomes a much more attractive option.

Read the full review »

Intel Core i7 920, 940 and 965 Processor Review
4.5 Star Review  legitreviews.com - Nov 4, 2008

Intel has finally lifted the embargo on the yet-to-be-launched Intel Core i7 processors and the Intel X58 Express Chipset! Intel strongly believes that this new platform will be the must have work horse for digital media & gaming enthusiasts for many months to come. Read on to see how the Intel Core i7 920, 940 and 965 do against 14 other processors!

Read the full review »

Best Processor
5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Jan 21, 2009

Bestcovery experts have rated the Intel Core i7 920 Quad Core Processor as the #1 Best Processor. This product has also been ranked as the Best Overclocking CPU, Best Processor for Speed, and Best Intel Processor for Performance. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

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Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz Socket 1366
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 28, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 114 expert reviews for Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz Socket 1366 and the average expert rating is 90 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Intel Core i7-920
3.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Jul 17, 2009

The Intel Core i7-920 is the base model of three high-end x86-64 desktop processors. The i7 moniker refers to Intel’s seventh architectural generation, the Nehalem family of processors. Marketed to those seeking maximum performance, the Core i7-920 features a quad-core chip design with a clock speed frequency of 2.66 GHz with 8MB of L3 cache. One of the largest changes with the Core i7 is what Intel calls Quick Path, an innovation that allows for significantly increased memory bandwidth performance via the triple channel DDR3 memory controller. Intel has also brought back their Hyperthreading technology from the previous single-core Pentium 4 family, which allows the processor to perform two separate operations at the same time. Along with the rest of the Core i7 processors, the i7-920 requires a new motherboard technology to accommodate these performance enhancing changes; the x58 chipset. Features 45 nanometer technology 4 processing cores at 2.66GHz simultaneous multi-threading ... PROS: (1) Offers Triple Channel DDR3 Support (Not available on Phenom II, C2 Quad or upcoming Core i5) (2) relatively low price for the level of performance offered (3) integrated memory controller unlike any previous chip from Intel (4) great performance gains over previous generations (5) Highly overclockable (50% comparatively easily achievable) ... CONS: (1) requires motherboard upgrade (2) Requires DDR3 (3) fairly expensive

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User Reviews
very good
5 Star Review   By member arturp - Jun 2, 2010   

Strengths: very good memory bandwidth

I was suprised that it has so high memory bandwidth. I put standart ddr3 1600 memory and got 28GB/sec. I was suprised! At the same time, before I had AMD cpu. The best AMD CPU (6core phenon) has only 14GB/s, but costs almost the same. Here, Intel really outperformed AMD (at the same price level!). I recommend i7-920.

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Core i7-920 Quad Core Processor (2.66GHz, 4x256kB, 4.8GT/s QPI, LGA 1336 Socket B)
5 Star Review   By member stedon1 - Aug 3, 2009   

Strengths: Strong, fast, easily overclockable within reason with stock fan (1 Ghz with 5-10 temp rise)

I didn't want to pay the premium for the latest i7 core, so this one is a bargain. Easily souped up to satisfy most people. Even stock speed is fast. I am not a gamer! I overclocked because I could.

83% of readers found this review helpful.

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Absolutely the smartest CPU to buy for i7
5 Star Review   By member Mason Storm - Dec 24, 2008   

Strengths: Great price; overclockability

Has provided a wonderfully fast experience with the Asus P6T Deluxe at its default speeds; looking forward to overclocking (which all websites report to be very easy) right on up to 4GHz on air. There's no easy way to justify spending more on a 940 or 965XE when this one overclocks so easily.

92% of readers found this review helpful.

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Simply, Amazing!
5 Star Review   By member excelx - Dec 20, 2008   

Strengths: performance is top notch, do more in less time. Intel made one hell of a cpu with plenty of power!

I just built a new pc with a Asus P6T Deluxe, 6 gig corsair ram 1333, ati 4870, corsair 750 psu. lil bit expensive to build a good machine but it is totally worth it. No Regrets.

83% of readers found this review helpful.

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Product Details
Description
With faster, intelligent multi-core technology that automatically applies processing power where it's needed most, new Intel Core i7 processors deliver an incredible breakthrough in PC performance. They're the best desktop processors on the planet.
Quick Glance
Processor Socket Intel Socket B LGA-1366
Processor Class Intel Core i7
Number of Processor Cores Quad-core (4 Core)
Summary
Product Title Intel Core i7-920 2.66GHz Processor
Manufacturer Intel
Lowest Price $181.05 from Memory4Less.com
Power Score 4.7 | 10 Reviews
Processor Speed + Class
Processor Speed: 2.66 GHz
Bus Speed: 4.8 GT/s
Physical + Memory Specifications
L2 Cache Size: 1 MB
L3 Cache Size: 8 MB
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Warranty Information: 3 Year Limited Warranty
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Included Fan Type: ATX
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Expert Reviews
Intel Core i7 920, 940 and 965 Extreme Edition review
5 Star Review  Techspot - Feb 12, 2009

Today marks the release of Intel's latest and greatest processor architecture to date. Meet the new Core i7 920, 940 and 965 Extreme Edition processors based on the debuting Nehalem architecture.

Read the full review »

Overclocking The Core i7 920 Processor
5 Star Review  HotHardware - Dec 31, 1969

Judging just the processor alone, the Core i7 920 delivers excellent performance at a respectable price range of about $250 - $300. Even at stock speeds, it's a pretty good value, but when you throw overclocking into the mix, the 920 becomes a much more attractive option.

Read the full review »

Intel Core i7 920, 940 and 965 Processor Review
4.5 Star Review  legitreviews.com - Nov 4, 2008

Intel has finally lifted the embargo on the yet-to-be-launched Intel Core i7 processors and the Intel X58 Express Chipset! Intel strongly believes that this new platform will be the must have work horse for digital media & gaming enthusiasts for many months to come. Read on to see how the Intel Core i7 920, 940 and 965 do against 14 other processors!

Read the full review »

Best Processor
5 Star Review  bestcovery.com - Jan 21, 2009

Bestcovery experts have rated the Intel Core i7 920 Quad Core Processor as the #1 Best Processor. This product has also been ranked as the Best Overclocking CPU, Best Processor for Speed, and Best Intel Processor for Performance. Bestcovery's experts recommend the best products and services for a particular need based on extensive research and evaluations. Click below to see Bestcovery's full review of this product.

Read the full review »

Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz Socket 1366
4.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Nov 28, 2008

Testseek.com has collected 114 expert reviews for Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz Socket 1366 and the average expert rating is 90 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

Read the full review »

Intel Core i7-920
3.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Jul 17, 2009

The Intel Core i7-920 is the base model of three high-end x86-64 desktop processors. The i7 moniker refers to Intel’s seventh architectural generation, the Nehalem family of processors. Marketed to those seeking maximum performance, the Core i7-920 features a quad-core chip design with a clock speed frequency of 2.66 GHz with 8MB of L3 cache. One of the largest changes with the Core i7 is what Intel calls Quick Path, an innovation that allows for significantly increased memory bandwidth performance via the triple channel DDR3 memory controller. Intel has also brought back their Hyperthreading technology from the previous single-core Pentium 4 family, which allows the processor to perform two separate operations at the same time. Along with the rest of the Core i7 processors, the i7-920 requires a new motherboard technology to accommodate these performance enhancing changes; the x58 chipset. Features 45 nanometer technology 4 processing cores at 2.66GHz simultaneous multi-threading ... PROS: (1) Offers Triple Channel DDR3 Support (Not available on Phenom II, C2 Quad or upcoming Core i5) (2) relatively low price for the level of performance offered (3) integrated memory controller unlike any previous chip from Intel (4) great performance gains over previous generations (5) Highly overclockable (50% comparatively easily achievable) ... CONS: (1) requires motherboard upgrade (2) Requires DDR3 (3) fairly expensive

Read the full review »

User Reviews
very good
5 Star Review   By member arturp - Jun 2, 2010   

Strengths: very good memory bandwidth

I was suprised that it has so high memory bandwidth. I put standart ddr3 1600 memory and got 28GB/sec. I was suprised! At the same time, before I had AMD cpu. The best AMD CPU (6core phenon) has only 14GB/s, but costs almost the same. Here, Intel really outperformed AMD (at the same price level!). I recommend i7-920.

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Core i7-920 Quad Core Processor (2.66GHz, 4x256kB, 4.8GT/s QPI, LGA 1336 Socket B)
5 Star Review   By member stedon1 - Aug 3, 2009   

Strengths: Strong, fast, easily overclockable within reason with stock fan (1 Ghz with 5-10 temp rise)

I didn't want to pay the premium for the latest i7 core, so this one is a bargain. Easily souped up to satisfy most people. Even stock speed is fast. I am not a gamer! I overclocked because I could.

83% of readers found this review helpful.

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Absolutely the smartest CPU to buy for i7
5 Star Review   By member Mason Storm - Dec 24, 2008   

Strengths: Great price; overclockability

Has provided a wonderfully fast experience with the Asus P6T Deluxe at its default speeds; looking forward to overclocking (which all websites report to be very easy) right on up to 4GHz on air. There's no easy way to justify spending more on a 940 or 965XE when this one overclocks so easily.

92% of readers found this review helpful.

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Simply, Amazing!
5 Star Review   By member excelx - Dec 20, 2008   

Strengths: performance is top notch, do more in less time. Intel made one hell of a cpu with plenty of power!

I just built a new pc with a Asus P6T Deluxe, 6 gig corsair ram 1333, ati 4870, corsair 750 psu. lil bit expensive to build a good machine but it is totally worth it. No Regrets.

83% of readers found this review helpful.

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