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i7 860 vs 930

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Anyone has any experience with the i7 860 or the i7 930 processor for FSX? I am planning to put together a new system. Any great advantage using i7 930 over 860, given the following. The cost difference between the 2 is $130 more for i7 930. i7 860 (2.8GHz):MB: Gigabyte GA-P55A-UD3 LGA 1156 P55RAM: 4GB DDR3-1600 OCZ Gold (2x2GB)Video: GeForce GTS 250 with 1GBHDD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7,200 RPM 32MB cacheOS: Win 7 Pro 64biti7 930 (2.8GHz):MB: Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD3R LGA 1366 X58RAM: 6GB DDR3-1600 OCZ Gold (3x2GB)Video: GeForce GTS250 with 1GBHDD: 1TB Seagate Barracuda 7,200 RPM 32 MB cacheOS: Win 7 Pro 64bit

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Guest chris493

I7 860 is dual channel, whereas 930 is Tri channel. 930 is the new i* processor range (2010). Uses newer technology. A faster processor overall than the 860. Has quicker response times, and uses technology 860 doesn't have.

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The 930 is faster, but it uses the same old technology as the 920, and is *not* part of the Core i 2010 lineup as it uses the old 45nm manufacturing technology and is still based on the Bloomfield core. The 930 has more memory bandwidth (assuming you run the appropriate number of DIMMs) and should be more overclockable than the 860. Given the choice between the two for FSX, I would choose the 930.

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