- Brand Name: Intel
- Model Number: BX80601930
- Processor Count: 4
- Computer CPU Speed: 2.8 GHz
- Computer CPU Manufacturer: Intel
Intel Core i7 Processor i7-930 2.80GHz 8 MB LGA1366 CPU, Retail BX80601930
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- Process Type: Intel Core i7 Processor i7-930
- Frequency: 2.80 GHz
- Bus Speed: 4.8 GT/s
- Cache: 8 MB
- Process: 45 nm
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With four cores in one processor, users will experience better multitasking and multithreaded performance.
The Intel Core i7-930 processor delivers outstanding performance for demanding tasks. View larger.
The i7 family is Intel's flagship processor, and for good reason. With the i7 family, Intel engineers invented a revolutionary new style of microarchitecture. They replaced the front side bus--a longtime staple of processor design--with a new technology called QuickPath Interconnect (QPI). Using QPI, the Intel Core i7-930 processor achieves unprecedented levels of bandwidth, and can use its four computing cores to their maximum potential.
To put it simply, users will enjoy faster and more streamlined processing than ever before. Your computer will handle multiple projects and applications without the slowdown you'd experience with a lesser processor.
Extremely intensive programs like high-definition media editors will run more smoothly and responsively. And you'll be able to experience next-generation games without frame-rate hiccups and slowdowns.
New Technologies Boost Performance
The Intel Core i7-930 processor also makes use of several other cutting-edge technologies:
- Turbo Boost Technology allows the processor to run up to 133 MHz faster when it's operating below power/thermal limits.
- Hyper-threading Technology enables more efficient use of processor resources, making the most of highly threaded software like media players and next-generation games.
- Smart Cache Memory increases available RAM resources, leading to less lag while multi-tasking.
Whether editing high-definition videos, touching up family photos, or splicing up music, the Intel Core i7-960 processor provides the processing power needed. The processor's four cores are optimized to keep up with the most advanced digital editing software. It also accelerates DVD encoding and compression, allowing you to easily share your HD home videos with everyone.
With the advent of next-generation games, PC gaming is more immersive than ever. The latest games take advantage of multi-threaded programming, allowing for more realistic graphics, physics, and artificial intelligence (AI). But you need more than just a good graphics card with high GPU output to fully experience all these effects. Underlying the visual realism and advanced AI scripts are thousands of high-speed calculations that your CPU must process.
Fortunately, the Intel Core i7-930 processor is specifically designed to handle these calculations. Using multi-thread architecture, it has the ability to process thousands of graphical characteristics at once, resulting in a smooth and lag-free experience. Intel worked closely with CryTek -- the developers of the advanced game engine behind such games as Crysis and Far Cry -- to guarantee that gamers have an immersive and lifelike experience.
The Intel Core i7-930 processor is backed by a three-year limited warranty.
|Intel Core i7-900 Processor Series|
|Intel Core i7-960 Processor||Intel Core i7-950 Processor||Intel Core i7-930 Processor||Intel Core i7-920 Processor|
|Processor Frequency||3.20 GHz||3.06 GHz||2.80 GHz||2.66 GHz|
|Intel Smart Cache||8 MB||8 MB||8 MB||8 MB|
|Intel Turbo Boost Technology||Single-core performance up to 3.46 GHz||Single-core performance up to 3.33 GHz||Single-core performance up to 3.06 GHz||Single-core performance up to 2.93 GHz|
|Number of Simultaneous Threads||8 (With Intel HT Technology)||8 (With Intel HT Technology)||8 (With Intel HT Technology)||8 (With Intel HT Technology)|
|Integrated Memory Controller||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Number of Memory Channels||3 (DDR3 1066 MHz)||3 (DDR3 1066 MHz)||3 (DDR3 1066 MHz)||3 (DDR3 1066 MHz)|
|Intel X58 Chipset Motherboard||DX58SO||DX58SO||DX58SO||DX58SO|
Top Customer Reviews
The primary difference between the i7 and other processors like the i5, or AMD processors for that matter, is how memory is accessed. The i7 uses triple-channel memory that is accessed directly instead of via external support chips which speeds things up a lot.
Be aware that the latest Intel chips use the LGA1366 socket and the i5 uses LGA1156, so you have a much better upgrade path with the i7 later on. If you build a i7 computer, make sure you chip and motherboard have the same socket!
With any of these processors you really should get a 3rd party heatsink; it will keep you processor cooler making for a more stable and longer living system.
It is much much smoother than the I7-920 and as good as any of its brother I7-940, and any others later. What I meant is that it's a few hundreds dollars less than the I7-940, and it can do the same job. It's extremely fast with ASUS P6T Deluxe V2 mobo with triple memory channels and with Window 7 64 bits operation system.
The HD Video display is as good as any blue-ray DVD you displayed on your TV with any current video card over $150.00; much of the credit goes to the CPU and it's triple memory channels. I means nothing can't go wrong with Radeon HD 5770 or above.
The fan comes with the I7-930 is so quiet. I can't even tell whether my board is posted.
Unless you have extra dollars to throw away, I would recommend the I7-930 would be perfect to fit your budget and do the extreme jobs you want it to do.
intel core i7-930
CPU speed 3.8 ghz
CPU multiplier: 20
vCore 1.15v (a pretty normal value, can go as high as 1.4 pretty safely). I'm still in the process of lowering this and testing for stability.
CPU PPL 1.84v (norm is 1.800 and the safe max is 1.880)
QPI/uncore: 1.35v (1.35 is the safe max)
DRAM: 1.65v (1.65 is the safe max)
IOH core 1.2v (norm is 1.1 safe max is around 1.3 depending on your motherboard)
IOC core 1.0v (norm is 1.1 safe max is around 1.3 depending on motherboard)
Note in overclocking the core i7 the QPI voltage is pretty much the most important value to raise. In fact some motherboards will raise this and the DRAM voltage (it needs to be raised for DDR3-1666) automatically (on my gigabyte x58-udr3 this is known as "extreme memory mode"). You actually don't need to raise vCore that much (I see lots of posts on the internet with people running them ~1.35v). In fact the best way to overclock this processor is to first turn down the multiplier all the way (so the chip is running at like 1.6ghz). Turn up the bClock to 190 or 200 (whatever (make sure you turn down the DRAM multiplier too!) you are going for and find the voltages you need for QPI/uncore, DRAM, IOH and IOC. Once that is stable, then start bumping up the CPU multiplier and the vCore voltage as needed. I did get mine up to 4.4ghz, stable, but decided the fans were too loud at that setting.
With these settings my CPU never gets over 70C (the set point for my motherboard fan control) and the fan is still not too loud. At idle it stays at 54C, but is completely silent (I have the heat-sink fans being controlled by the motherboard).Read more ›
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This processor lies within my Alienware Aurora R2 and allows it to b good for the Internet despite not having Sandy Bridge, 3D FinFET tri-gate crap transistors, or Haswell... Read morePublished 9 months ago by cyharriscat
On time arrival with extra pieces to make install better. The CPU show a 7.4 Windows rating.Published 16 months ago by Frequent Amazon user
I was in a hurry to build a computer and the i7-2600k chip wasn't available at the time. I should have waited. Read morePublished on May 4, 2012 by R. Lee
I went from socket 775 with a q6600 to a new motherboard, ram and this cpu. Since I don't have time to benchmark, I can honestly say that I don't notice any stand out differences... Read morePublished on March 27, 2011 by mitney
I got this baby working at 4.3 ghz without any problems, I'm using the larkooler water kit and all i have to say is that this baby is worth every penny. Read morePublished on March 27, 2011 by Javier
Works great, plays average games very well.
You will have to over-clock if you want to play games like Crisis...