Intel Core i7 930 Review

A Quick Look

Intel Core i7 930  Review

A Quick Look

As todays review is of a processor, unlike many items we get there really isn't a lot to see. Nonetheless, here it is.

Very standard Intel packaging we've all seen a ton of times before.

Intel Core i7 930 Review 

Inside the box is a stock cooler and the 930 itself. The i7 930 comes in the plastic cover anyone who has brought a processor will be familiar with.

Intel Core i7 930 Review     Intel Core i7 930 Review  

The stock Intel cooler is as poor as it's always been. Unlike the 980x we reviewed previously the 930 doesn't come with a tower style, rather a horizontal one. Just about enough for stock speeds, but it'll be the first thing to go if you want to look after your purchase.

Intel Core i7 930 Review     Intel Core i7 930 Review

That's the easy bit done and dusted. Onwards dear readers.

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Most Recent Comments

16-04-2010, 09:41:04

On paper, totally uninteresting, but in practice, amazing!

Why is it happier with such lower voltages if the process is the same size? I don't know a lot about the intricacies of CPU production, but I'm interested to know what was actually changed, as going by the spec sheet doesn't yield much information.

A CPU like this should be good for many years, despite intel inevitably changing socket design in the not too distant future.Quote

16-04-2010, 10:43:47

That's just staggering! So glad I'm getting one of these! Maybe I'll see if I can match your "sweet spot"...Quote

16-04-2010, 11:56:24

Will the 32nm chips be out this summer then? I imagine they will be able to break 4GHz at lower voltages?

The 3.8GHz@ 1.11v is ridiculous, but in terms of speed alone, it does not seem to offer that much advantage over the slightly cheaper 920 (£40 on

17-04-2010, 08:39:05

WOW! 3.8 at 1.11v... It was a good thing I wasn't drinking anything. And with that low of voltage temps must be amazing! (I skipped to the conclusion Sorry)Quote

17-04-2010, 14:39:53

They charge more for the 930 over there? By me its the same price as 920. $199 U.S.Quote

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