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News Intel Core i7-950 Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 10 Nov 2010.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. mrbens

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    So that's the reason for all the grammatical errors on bit-tech! Lay off the red bull guys. :)

    Interesting review. I'm surprised it received a 9 when it's no better (worse overclocked) than the lower model in the i7 chain. It's not much of a big deal now they are the same price, but what score would it have got if it was still twice the price?
     
  3. rjkoneill

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    "Intel Core i5-760 Review"

    this review could have been summed up on one page in fairness
    "its a bloomfield, all bloomfields are the same"
     
  4. Snips

    Snips I can do dat, giz a job

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    Thanks for this guys as I've also been struggling with the overclock. I may just leave it at 4Ghz as it's fine at that.
     
  5. BRAWL

    BRAWL Well-Known Member

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    Haven't even weilding my evil hammer of overclock on the 950 I have. It's fast enough as is!

    Nice review guys.
     
  6. mi1ez

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    Unlucky on the sample. I wonder how others did.
     
  7. saxovtsmike

    saxovtsmike Member

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    how would the performance figures look like if you would have used propper rams, capable of doing 187bclk x10 => meaning 1870 mem clock instead of droping the ram speed to a crappy value lower than 1400 (187x8).
    Performance whise I´d like to see a comparison between 205x21/mem 205x8 and 187x23/mem 187x10
     
  8. rollo

    rollo Well-Known Member

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    other review sites have it approaching 4.8ghz and that's the luck of overclocking

    they will all hit 4ghz and who really needs more outside of benchmarking.

    if it was still twice the price it would of had its review score halved id guess as its not twice as quick
     
  9. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    But the Article picture on the main page shows a picture of an i5-760..... then the 1st page calls it and i5-950??

    Does anyone proof these articles before they are published?
     
  10. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    It's a good CPU, it's basically it's what the i7 940 was to the i7 920, for that sort of money it can't be ignored.

    I'd love to see what a good sample can really do. I get 4.3Ghz stable with 1.36v on my 940 so there's got to be more to come from a good 950.
     
  11. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    A crysis bench.

    WHAT WHAT WHAt?
     
  12. phuzz

    phuzz This is a title

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    Hmph, I've always been a bit annoyed my C2D E8400 only ever got to 4GHz with lots of voltage and W/C, when every review site seemed to hit that on air.
    Luck of the draw in the end.
     
  13. bulldogjeff

    bulldogjeff The modding head is firmly back on.

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    True it's pure luck. I had P4 that should have gone to 4GHz the same as every one else was getting, but it would hit 3.6 and fall on it's arse. I killed the mobo in the end trying to get 4Ghz.
     
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    Getting my i7 kit in 5 days :D

    Rampage III Gene
    i7 950
    G-Skill Trident 2,000Mhz


    NOMNOM overclockz!
     
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    Exactly! Crysis is ok as a cpu bench but is now obsolete as a gpu bench!!!

    What gives?
     
  16. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    Yup, my i7 920 *will* do 4ghz (190x21 w/turbo) but only if I pump massive amounts of volts into it. In reality this is simply not do-abe 24/7 so I settle with 3.8ghz instead. The performance difference is non-existant and I certainly don't miss the whine of my H50 running full pelt to try, in desperation, to cool it.

    It's annoying though as 4Ghz is a nice round number.
     
  17. Material

    Material Soco Amaretto Lime

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    Yikes, good spot, that's my bad for not updating the thumbs. Sorted now though, may need a hard refresh to show though.
     
  18. brummie

    brummie brummie

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    I am please with this chip, got one for £215 in a weekend sale about a month ago from scan, when they ran out of 920's and 930's. got it with a gigabyte, and happily turbos to 3.2ghz, and is about twice as fast as my q6600 and alot smoother. haven't tried to oc yet, probably won't.
     
  19. The boy 4rm oz

    The boy 4rm oz Project: Elegant-Li

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    I'm locking this one into my "To Buy" list until I see what Sandy Bridge has in store for us.
     
  20. Phil Rhodes

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    I'm desperately trying to install Win7 on my 950-based machine as I type.

    Unfortunately, it seems Gigabyte motherboards don't like SSDs this week. Aaargh.
     
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