Intel Core i7 930 anyone?

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  1. Octavean

    Octavean Maha Guru

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    Intel Core i7 930 anyone?

    Upcoming Intel Core CPUs Detailed

    Core i7 980X "Gulftown": six-core, LGA-1366, 3.33 GHz (turbo: 3.60 GHz), March 16
    Core i7 970 "Bloomfield": quad-core, LGA-1366, 3.33 GHz (turbo: 3.46 GHz), Q3, 2010
    Core i7 930 "Bloomfield": quad-core, LGA-1366, 2.80 GHz (turbo: 3.06 GHz), February 28
    Core i7 880 "Lynnfield": quad-core, LGA-1156, 3.06 GHz (turbo: 3.73 GHz), Q2, 2010 Core i5 680 "Clarkdale": dual-core, LGA-1156, 3.60 GHz (turbo: 3.80 GHz), Mid-May
    Core i3 550 "Clarkdale": dual-core, LGA-1156, 3.20 GHz, Q2, 2010
    Pentium E6700 "Wolfdale-2M": dual-core, LGA-775, 3.43 GHz, Q2, 2010


    http://www.techpowerup.com/114273/Upcoming_Intel_Core_CPUs_Detailed.html

    A lot of people seem to still be interested in buying the Core i7 920 but if the price is right the Core i7 930 could be interesting.

    I thought Core i9 was going to be the name of the Gulftown parts.
     
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    Well the 930 is replacing the 920 so hopefully there will be some great deals on clearance 920s.
     
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    You would think so but here in the US they went up at MicroCenter. They use to be $199 but are now $229. Normally $289 at Newegg.
     
  4. Octavean

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    Indeed,…

    However I though that there were already some great deals on the Core i7 920 if you had a Microcenter near by. They had the 920 for ~$199.99 for quite some time. Along with the Core i7 860 for ~$229.99 and Core i5 750 for ~$149.99. Clarksfield changed that pricing scheme a bit and caused the price to go up slightly for some of the above.

    My grip is that the Core i7 920 pricing of ~$199.99 wont likely cross over to the new Core i7 930. Therefore the entry level price for the LGA1366 platform may go up slightly if 920 stock dries up.
     

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    Thanks for the info. i7 980X "Gulftown" will be my interesting buy.
     
  6. nhlkoho

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    Yeah I got my 920 at Microcenter for $199 last year.
    I heard recently that there was supposed to be a cheaper six-core processor coming out soon too. I'll have to try and find the link.
     
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    Well I’m not saying the Core i7 980X "Gulftown": six-core part isn’t interesting. What I’m saying is that if you look left and you look right you’ll find that most Core i7 users have a 920 and there is good reason for that. The 920 is a powerful processor at an affordable price. The same cannot be said for the top of the line Extreme Edition chips with respect to price and Gulftown is positioned in that top of the line ~$1000 range.

    Realistically speaking most people will not or can not buy a Core i7 980X Gulftown six-core part and even if they did they probably wouldn’t be able to see much if any real benefit in games. It would probably be cheaper and improve performance more if one bought 2x HD 5870 cards or an HD 5970.

    I did hear something about two Gulftown parts one having an unlocked multiplier and one with a locked multiplier but the lowest estimated price was about ~$800. Still too rich for my blood and I would wager the same is true for many here.

    I for one wont consider spending ~$800 to ~$1000 until “Sandy Bridge” hits which I think is estimated to hit late in 2010. I’m guessing that all I’ll need is a “Sandy Bridge” CPU and motherboard for a new build (recycle DDR3 RAM). So I’m hoping or am willing to spend about ~$300 for a Sandy Bridge CPU and ~$300 for matching motherboard give or take,….if the performance is there.
     
  8. IchimA

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    guys if I am not allowed admins can delete my post ... but "fudzilla" is saying that the i7 970 is also a six core ... .so what is true then ?

    thank you
     
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    Yes it is a 6core.
     
  10. Octavean

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    What was the "fudzilla" source? I don’t necessarily dispute it since I heard there were going to be two Gulftown parts one locked and one unlocked. So the Techpowerup source might have got it a little off referring to the 970 as Bloomfield.

    However, if the Q3, 2010 release timeframe for the 970 is right it comes in much later then the 980X which should be here in about a month and the 930 which should be here this month. If Sandy Bridge hits late 2010 the 970 part’s relevance could be compromised somewhat depending on price, performance, availability and so on.

    If the 970 is truly the middle of the road 1366 offering then ~$550 to ~$600 should be about right.

    that’s still fairly high up there for the CPU alone from those in Intel Core i7 920 land but its a lot better then ~$800.
     

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    Very nice finally a 1366 2.8ghz cpu lets hope they price it just right for us :D
     

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