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Intel Core i7 940 - Performance Results

By Leo Waldock



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  • Performance 9
  • Value 4


January 15, 2009, 5:49 am

920 is still the Core i7 of choice, so ture.

940 = overpriced.


January 15, 2009, 6:11 am

I can't see why anyone getting an i7 rig would opt for anything other than the 920 (maybe if you refuse to overlock or have lots of cash). It hands down offers by far the best value for money, and is considerably cheaper than the extreme edition Core 2's (QX9xxx) while offering increased performance in most applications. With a fairly big overclock it will offer the same performance as a stock 965, which costs 𧼐 more; it's a no brainer!


January 15, 2009, 9:40 pm

Spot on with regards to the value of the 940, far to much, when you can get the 920 for half the price, which will overclock just as far as this chip will.

Paul Nicolson

January 16, 2009, 3:14 am

hmm may just wait a few months for the real credit crunch it you may got one for a ton !!

Doc. Caliban

January 16, 2009, 3:24 am

I bought the 920 simply because the benchmarks weren't showing any real performance boosts in games, which is the only thing I built the machine for. By not going with the more expensive CPUs I was able to get a third GTX280. I have the Asus Rampage II though so I can get more out of the chip when and if games will benefit from it, or even go to the 965 if it ever makes any sense to do so.

Mark E

November 10, 2009, 10:17 am

From what I read the 920 was overclocked at a higher base clock speed(190MHz) than the 940 (170)MHz), is it any wonder that the 920 overclocked at a higher speed. To be fair the 940 and the 920 should have been run at the same base clock speed otherwise you will get perhaps the results that you want rather than competitive results. This would have shown what the locked multiplier actually does when the base clock has been raised equaly to each CPU. In my opinion the results in this article are tainted.

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