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Intel Core i7 920 2.66GHz Nehalem Processor

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Introduction:

Intel has been at the peak of their game lately. After the very successful launch of the whole Core and Core 2 line of chips, they could have afforded to sit back for a little bit and let their dominance hold out for a while. Instead they decide to innovate and take the industry by storm again with their newest processor, the Core i7. This chip is a major change in design, compared to all prior Intel designed chips. So what is it that sets this processor apart from the competition and why is it taking the industry by storm. Read on to find out.

Supported Features:

  • Quad Core
  • Enhanced Intel Speedstep Technology
  • Hyper-Threading Technology
  • Intel EM64T
  • Intel Virtualization Technology
  • Enhanced Halt State (C1E)
  • Execute Disable Bit
  • Intel Thermal Monitor 2
  • Specifications (from Intel.com):

    Spec Number: SLBCH
    CPU Speed: 2.66 GHz
    PCG: 08
    Bus Speed: 4.8 GT/s
    Bus/Core Ratio: 20
    L3 Cache Size: 8 MB
    L3 Cache Speed: 2.66 GHz
    Package Type: LGA 1366
    Manufacturing Technology: 45nm
    Core Stepping: C0
    CPUID String: 106A4h
    Thermal Design Power: 130W
    Thermal Specification: 67.9°C
    VID Voltage Range: .80V-1.375V

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    7 Comments... What's your say?

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    4. Nice! I need this information. But could you tell me what the “PCG 08″ means?

      • PCG is a processor power specification to help identify thermal solutions, power supplies, and chassis that will meet specific power requirements. The PCG mark can be found on the box label and engraved on the IHS of the processor.

    5. I find all the game benches to be lacking in comparative data. All we find out is where your rig gives out of being playable, not how much a difference the 920 is doing. It could very well be that you are reaching the capacity of what the graphics card is able to display and that the CPU isn’t involved much at all.

    6. When we test hardware, we try to do everything that we can to make the bottleneck of the rig that piece of hardware. In this review, the reviewer was using 2 – 4870′s in Crossfire. This gives a fairly good benchmark point for what you will expect to see.

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