Intel Core i7 930 Review

Gaming Benchmarks

Intel Core i7 930   Review

Gaming Benchmarks

3D Mark Vantage

Once away from the more CPU limited tests into the general system based ones we find the difference between the 930 and the 920 reduced to margin of error differences. 


Dirt 2 is the first of our genuine games and, unlike 3D Mark Vantage, we see the 930 regaining the lead it's held throughout our testing with around a couple of frames gained at all ends of the scale.

Crysis Warhead

Another victory for the i7 930. Great performance in both stock and overclocked trim.

NFS Shift

Shift is quite strenuous on every element of your system as it provides good physics, great graphics and absolutely outstanding sound. Albeit by a single frame we finally see the 920 lead the 930. It's quite fitting that it was our final test as we shall see in our conclusion.

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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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