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Old 08-25-2009, 06:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default I7-975 vs I7-950

Hi guys,
looking around to upgrade my PC, I started looking for new CPU. I saw that I1-975 and 17-950 have almost the same characteristics (the FSB of 975 is 1,6GB/s faster than 950's, and the speed of 975 is 0.17GB bigger than 950's), but the 975 costs 400 Euro more than 950. What would you choose?

P.S. What is FSB?

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Neither. I would get the i7 920.

The 975 has an unlocked multi so if you plan on serious (I mean water minimum to ln2) overclocking then it is the one.

The 950 is just a waste of money in my book as the 920 will clock close to the 950 for half the cost.

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I agree with Hefe, again
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If I were you, I'd just get the 920 and learn to overclock. Most of the i7 processors are able to hit close to 4GHz when done right. So it would just make more sense to get the cheapest one and overclock it. The 975 is a waste for a regular consumer.

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