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Old 10-05-2009, 05:17 AM   #1
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Default Lynnfield Core i7 920 & X58 or Bloomfield Core i7 860 & P55?

I was going to order the Lynnfield Core i7 920 & X58 motherboard later this week but i've seen reviews on the Bloomfield Core i7 860 & P55 motherboard and it seems the Core i7 860 out performs the Lynnfield Core i7 920.

This has put me in a difficult dilemma, again, as to which platform to go for.

Any comments on this?
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X58 MOBO is future proof. Next year they will be releasing a new CPU that will be using an X58 mobo.

Was this just one site that you looked at? Because when I was making my decision the 920 was better then the 860.
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wait and get the Gulftown with the X58
that would kick the socks off of everything






Hex-core with hyperthreading
oh yeah!



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Was this just one site that you looked at? Because when I was making my decision the 920 was better then the 860.
I just Googled 'Lynnfield Core i7 920 & X58 or Bloomfield Core i7 860 & P55?'

And checked out the reviews I came up with.

I'm going to go with the Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD5 motherboard and the Intel i7 920, D0 SLEBJ S1366 CPU.

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wait and get the Gulftown with the X58
that would kick the socks off of everything

Hex-core with hyperthreading
oh yeah!

god i feel like the kool-aid man........... thing........... pitcher...............
im thirsty
Get me some links man!

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Default Re: Lynnfield Core i7 920 & X58 or Bloomfield Core i7 860 & P55?

okie tay
CLICK ME!
just scroll down till you find the CPUZ screenie
notice the number of cores and threads

it uses the LGA 1366 so be sure you get one
and not an 1156
less pins
less performance
This is what i mean
scroll down to the diagram
you will see one showing the i7 cores with the X58 chipset
and one with the i5s and their chipset
and last is the 775 socket and the P45 chipset
hope it helps
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The architecture on the 1156 is way better thanon 1156 as far as clock performance. There is absolutely no need for 6 cores! Especially with hyperthreading! If you look at the 860, it has been design to shift over power inactive cores to power in active cores. This would go on top of an overclock. There's no way the 920 can keep up with that kind of power.
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The architecture on the 1156 is way better thanon 1156 as far as clock performance. There is absolutely no need for 6 cores! Especially with hyperthreading! If you look at the 860, it has been design to shift over power inactive cores to power in active cores. This would go on top of an overclock. There's no way the 920 can keep up with that kind of power.

what?
lol right
and what ever happened to future proofing your rig?
would that not future proof it?

and as far as that 'power shifting'
thats called 'TurboBoost' and ive read articles on that before
it would really kick the socks off of the laptop world when they are released
and it could be hand
but your missing my main argument
he said X58
which is the latest flagship in Intels Mobo world

which as this pic illustrates
the X58 uses a chip to controll the PCIe x16 2.0 slots
unlike the 1156 socket
which has nothing in that world
and the X58 mobo is a vast imporvement over the 775 socket and how it controlls the PCIe x16 2.0 slots


btw
i hope that pic works
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Thanks for the help on this. I'll order later this week.

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no problem
i think i caught someone with their pants down ^
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By the way remember to get atlest 1600Mhz speed for RAM. That will ensure a 4Ghz OC for you. Here is the RAM that I gat about 3 weeks ago. I belive its the cheepest one you will find for 1600mhz, Performance is GREAT.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231225
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