Date: December 11th, 2008
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Intel
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INTEL CORPORATE PROFILE
For more than three decades, Intel Corporation has developed technology enabling the computer and Internet revolution that has changed the world. Founded in 1968 to build semiconductor memory products, Intel introduced the world's first microprocessor in 1971. Today, Intel supplies the computing and communications industries with chips, boards, systems, and software building blocks that are the "ingredients" of computers, servers and networking and communications products. These products are used by industry members to create advanced computing and communications systems. Intel's mission is to be the preeminent building block supplier to the Internet economy.
INTEL I7-920 INTRODUCTION
With the recent roll out of Intel's latest i7 Nehalem processor, testing has proven that at least the 965 Extreme edition (Our review: HERE) is more of a leap forward that a slight step up from the previous generation's QX9770. Following the the footstep's of the premium 965 processor, two other processors were released as well. The new i7-920 being reviewed today is Intel's current cost effective way to get you feet wet in the Nehalem pool. While being clocked at considerable 2.66Ghz, it has an QPI link reduced from the 965's 6.4 gigatransfers/sec to 4.8 and has it's maximum stock supported memory speed dropped from the 965's DDR3-1600 to DDR3-1066 without any overclocking.
With a introductory price coming in at about US$300 at many major online retailers, the i7-920 represents a processor that is less than 1/3 the price of the fastest processor in its current lineup. But as many of you will know, there is no way that this processor will be 1/3 the speed when it comes to real time benchmarking. Stay tuned and we will show you that although this is the smallest version on intel's current giants, it comes out swinging with some considerable value.