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What's the difference between these CPUs?

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by Kimmy, 10 May 2010.

  1. Kimmy

    Gangster

    Joined: 15 Jan 2009

    Posts: 100

    Location: Merthyr Tydfil

    I was wondering what the performance difference was between the i7 930 (1366) 2.8Ghz and the i7 860 (1156) 2.8Ghz?

    Which one would be best for gaming?
     
  2. bifday2k

    Mobster

    Joined: 3 Jul 2009

    Posts: 2,601

    I7 930 = Triple channel memory

    I7 860 = Dual channel memory

    Both would be very similar in gaming

    If you where to go 1366 socket save some money and get a 920.

    The key factor in looking at both is the 1156 mobo's are a fair bit cheaper then 1366 if you are not after all singing all dancing ones. Where as the cheapest 1366 mobo's are around £130.

    Basicly as the 920 is alot cheaper at the moment id say go that way.
     
  3. Kimmy

    Gangster

    Joined: 15 Jan 2009

    Posts: 100

    Location: Merthyr Tydfil

    Thanks for the reply.

    The mobo for the 920/930 is Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R @ £157 and the mobo for the 860 is Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD4 @ £155. Not much between them.

    I’ve noticed on CPU comparison charts that the 860 is above the 920, I was just wondering why.

    I’ll probably go for the i7 930 and GA-X58A-UD3R mobo (if I can find a suitable powersupply).

    Cheers.
     
  4. littlescrimbler

    Gangster

    Joined: 4 Feb 2010

    Posts: 104

    when overlcocked to same clock speed, 920/930 is better than 860 overall becasue of the triple chan mem