[citation][nom]SneakySnake[/nom]Is the i7 860 the replacement for the 920 ?[/citation]
depends if you have your heart set on tripple channel. but if its the same price or cheaper than the 920, I think u'd be crazy not to go for the 860, hell, even the i5 is the same clock speed as the 920, and it turbos higher, you don't get hyperthreading, but especially for gaming, i'm not a big fan of hyperthreading anyway, don't think it makes much of a difference (i have a 920), will be interesting to see the 920 and the i5 compared in games.
[citation][nom]IronRyan21[/nom]I love the price difference between i7 870 and i7 860. Its only 133 Mhz diff, yet almost $300 diff in price. I cant wait for Tom's to come out with OC guide for i7-860, that will be a real value.[/citation]
Yep, I don't know why Intel even bothers with the 870 if it's going to end up being more than twice the cost. Pretty stupid really.
If I were building right now, that i7 960 looks plenty nice. Check out the article here and at anandtech for some great discussion on these new chips. I wish I could get one - seeing the benchmarks and reviews makes me excited for the new tech.
I dont like the TDP column. The Idle technology that is being used on the quads is a major breakthrough. This creates a variable TDP as unused cores are put to sleep and remaining cores can even speed up.
[citation][nom]piasabird[/nom]I dont like the TDP column. The Idle technology that is being used on the quads is a major breakthrough. This creates a variable TDP as unused cores are put to sleep and remaining cores can even speed up.[/citation]
Sure, but you still need to know the maximum. IIRC AM2+ boards can have a limit to which phenom II processors can be used depending on the TDP.
Besides that everything's got some kind of clock down type stuff that saves power, and that kind of thing is best left to indepth articles rather than a chart.
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