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Old 04-30-2010, 09:07 AM   #1
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Default Difference in Intel sockets 1156 and 1366?

I'm planning out a new build soon, and I was reading a magazine and it highly recommended the i7-860 which is lga 1156, however I compared it to the i7-920 which is the same price, and if anything, better. However I'm a bit outdated in the PC building field, it's been a while, and I'm unsure of the difference in sockets, specifically which will be more optimal for a build that I want to be extremely upgradeable in the future. Thanks for any help.
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Old 04-30-2010, 09:12 AM   #2
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They are pretty much identical except the 1156 has a PCIe on-board controller the 1366 hasn't.

Yesterday I would've said that the 1156 beats the 1366 in gaming but to be fair the 1156 i7-860 and the 1366 i7-930 are about the same.

The 1366 is the way to go for CPU intensive tasks.
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Old 04-30-2010, 09:28 AM   #3
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Thanks for the advice, I'll go the way of the 1366 then. Narrowing it between the 920 and 930, both exactly the same though the 930 has a slightly faster clock speed, and for the pocket change difference of a cost, I assume it's worth it.
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Thanks for the advice, I'll go the way of the 1366 then. Narrowing it between the 920 and 930, both exactly the same though the 930 has a slightly faster clock speed, and for the pocket change difference of a cost, I assume it's worth it.
Trust me it's a great platform. Just make sure you get 1600Mhz RAM.

Yea the 930's and 920's run at 2.8Ghz and 2.66Ghz respectively and the 930's can hit 4.3Ghz easier than the 920.

They replaced the 920 with the 930's now. I'd only go for a 920 if it was considerably cheaper than the 930 and I wasn't going to go for extreme OC's. Then i'd just up the BCLK of the 920 and run it at 3.2Ghz, which is easy and without vCore increases.

EDIT:

i7 920 175.
i7 930 232.

Thats 57 difference!!! I'm with the 920. I'll spend the savings on a decent after-market cooler.
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Default Re: Difference in Intel sockets 1156 and 1366?

That's actually a fairly good price for the 920.
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Default Re: Difference in Intel sockets 1156 and 1366?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115202
i7-920 - $279

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115225
i7-930 - $294

So for me it's really not much of a difference
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115202
i7-920 - $279

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16819115225
i7-930 - $294

So for me it's really not much of a difference

Oooooo.

Doesn't look like it.

Either/or i'd say then.
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Default Re: Difference in Intel sockets 1156 and 1366?

Go to MicroCenter if you have one around. Also, the 1366 socket supports tri channel ram, while the 1156 only supports dual channel.
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