Intel Core i7 920 2.66Ghz - Nehalem Quad Core - (Socket LGA1366) 179.99 Delivered @ SVP - HotUKDeals
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Nehalem is a radically new design for Intel: for the first time, the CPU is a 'native' quad-core CPU, where all four cores sit on the same piece of silicon. With its Core 2 CPUs, Intel used two dual-Core dies to create a quad-core chip, this translates into better performance. Nehalem features Level 3 cache, something first seen on earlier Xeon server chips, but Intel Core i7s will feature up to a massive 8MB (shared between all four cores). Each of Nehalem's four cores has 256KB of lower-latency Level 2 cache.

The Level 3 cache of Nehalem is described as being inclusive, meaning that it holds the data of all the Level 2 caches. This means that if a core needs to fetch data, and it doesnt find it in the Level 3 cache, it can be confident that the most up-to-date version of that data is held in system memory and fetch straight from there. If the Level 3 cache wasnt inclusive, the core would first have to look at the cache of the other three cores to ensure that none of them had a more recent version of the data it needs. An inclusive cache is therefore said by Intel to be more efficient than an exclusive cache design, even if it does mean that 1MB of Nehalems 8MB Level 3 cache is taken up by storing a copy of the 256KB Level 2 cache inside each processing core, again this translates into a performance gain over Intels previous designs.

Intel has integrated the memory controller onto the Nehalem CPU die rather than having it be part of the Northbridge on the motherboard. It's achieved this by modularising the design of the CPU. The seperate processing cores and caches are linked to the onboard memory controller via a new bus standard called QuickPath (sometimes called QPI, short for QuickPath Interconnect). As QuickPath replaces the Frontside Bus (FSB) and Northbridge combo, it also takes over the role of allowing the CPU to connect to other system components, busses and controllers such as the PCI Express controller and DDR3 memory.

The last big news about Nehalem is that it uses Hyper-Threading. This technology works just as it did with the Pentium 4, using spare resources of a processing core to try to execute a second process thread. This means that a quad-core Nehalem processor can accept and attempt to process eight threads simultaneously, making it even more massively parallel than the current Core 2 Quad CPUs.

Specifications

- Lithography Process: 45 nm
- Cores: 4
- Threads: 8
- Frequency: 2.66 GHz
- Cache: 256 KB L2/core and 8 MB shared L3
- Memory Controller: Triple channel DDR3 800/1066/1333 MHz
- Bus Interface: 1x 4.8 GT/s QuickPath
- TDP: 130W
- Socket: LGA1366
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#1
Anyone know if this is the C0 or D0 stepping?
banned#2
apples33
Anyone know if this is the C0 or D0 stepping?


Ultra Overclockable D0 Stepping I do believe,
My step dad has this and got his clocked @ a fully stable 3.9ghz
#3
Conscept
Ultra Overclockable D0 Stepping I do believe,
My step dad has this and got his clocked @ a fully stable 3.9ghz


What mobo does he have?
#4
Seems a good price to me, voted hot:thumbsup:
banned#5
apples33
What mobo does he have?


Asus P6T
And he is using a Titan Fenir cooler.
#6
Conscept
Asus P6T
And he is using a Titan Fenir cooler.


Many thanks, same mobo i'm looking at buying :thumbsup:
#7
It would be best to confirm its D0 and not C0. You really do want the D0 ones as they are very good overclockers.
#8
sshomza
It would be best to confirm its D0 and not C0. You really do want the D0 ones as they are very good overclockers.


This is what i need to know, i emailed SVP when this deal was posted but they haven't replied :x
#9
Hey guys sorry you havent had a reply.

I have just checked with our warehouse and they have told me its D0 stepping.

Hope this helps
#10
Also guys just to let you know that the price is actually £179.99

as this comes with free delivery which normally gets to you within 2 days.

regards

Chris
SVP
#11
[email protected]
Hey guys sorry you havent had a reply.

I have just checked with our warehouse and they have told me its D0 stepping.

Hope this helps


Thanks Chris will order shortly :thumbsup: do you know how many left? as it will be about an hour before i can order
#12
only a couple to be honest mate...

for the record im not able to reserve any either..

hope you get it.

cheers
#13
Great price! Heat added

Love SVP shame there not doing walk in collections in paignton anymore, always top service with them
#14
Good price. Voted hot. The C0 is no slouch either.
#15
ryanreece777
Great price! Heat added

Love SVP shame there not doing walk in collections in paignton anymore, always top service with them


It's not the old Paignton company - it was sold out to some other company in Edinburgh, I think.

I would suggest reading current reviews of their CS on (for example) Ciao. Their reputation is not what it once was. :x
#16
Ordered :thumbsup:

Just hope it is the D0 stepping
#17
Don't forget if you purchase this you will need to purchase also a new type motherboard and ddr3 ram, the ram is more expensive but not unreasonable, but you'll be spending between £100-200 for a lower priced motherboard
#18
tony_s1
It's not the old Paignton company - it was sold out to some other company in Edinburgh, I think.

I would suggest reading current reviews of their CS on (for example) Ciao. Their reputation is not what it once was. :x


sure you're not thinking of ukdvdr?
#19
good price for the processor, but beware if you buy, you will need to also pay quite a lot for a good motherboard 150 +, and buy DDR3 ram instead of DDR2, which is also a lot more expensive !!
#20
good deal
#21
custardy
sure you're not thinking of ukdvdr?


Contact details

http://www.svp.co.uk/contact.php

on the right of the page.

Reviews

http://www.ciao.co.uk/SVP_Communications__6393307

I know that the malcontents are the ones more likely to do reviews but there don't seem to be any recent good ones.
#22
If you are after a D0 and nothing else, I'd avoid buying from them. Unless they specifically state it's D0 on the ad, they could send you a C0 regardless of what their warehouse say.
#23
I have this at 4.2Ghz on my Gigabyte
#24
jukkie
If you are after a D0 and nothing else, I'd avoid buying from them. Unless they specifically state it's D0 on the ad, they could send you a C0 regardless of what their warehouse say.


This was / is my worry, if it turns out to be a C0 i'll send it straight back for a refund
#25
Cool chip voted hot

Unrelated: Thought this might be a good thread to ask why would some one hack a eBay account, to rise their own items for sale or what i just don't get it.

mines been hacked and I'm peed off and i would like to know why.

please no evil responses count to 10 and move onto the next comment
#26
amazing chip, have mine D0 clocked at 4.0ghz clocked quite comfortably with next to no effort
#27
mwaters28
Cool chip voted hot

Unrelated: Thought this might be a good thread to ask why would some one hack a eBay account, to rise their own items for sale or what i just don't get it.

mines been hacked and I'm peed off and i would like to know why.

please no evil responses count to 10 and move onto the next comment


Same thing happened to my mum's I don't get the idea at all. The guy was selling a pack of tomato seeds ffs, I don't understand.

Question: Could I replace my 3ghz core 2 duo with this or are they different chips and therefore this one wouldn't fit?
#28
Project Rain
Same thing happened to my mum's I don't get the idea at all. The guy was selling a pack of tomato seeds ffs, I don't understand.

Question: Could I replace my 3ghz core 2 duo with this or are they different chips and therefore this one wouldn't fit?


This won't fit. The Core i7 uses the LGA1366 socket, the Core 2 Duo LGA775. Unfortunately an (expensive) new motherboard would be required.
#29
exactly its not worth the cost of the upgrade just to make your pc that much quicker to do what???
yeah im afraid its rigth about svp since there takeover they have gone down a bit there stock levels on blank dvds is very poor ive been forced to shop at play.com and get free delivery and its usually 24hrs before u get any response from them regarding issues etc, i dont like the fact they have removed all the old reviews for there products now i used to use them to work out wot to buy....scan has this for £208 so its a good price but at least with scan i know any issues will be dealt with by experts they are top for help and advice...
#30
Reviews

http://www.ciao.co.uk/SVP_Communications__6393307

I know that the malcontents are the ones more likely to do reviews but there don't seem to be any recent good ones.[/quote]

Oops! I knackered the quote above.

Thanks for the heads up Tony.:thumbsup:
Used to use them a lot until about a year ago when I stopped burning discs so much.
Will avoid like the plague from now on.
Funny how the SVP bloke earlier in the thread hasn't been back on to try and counter these reviews. :roll:
#31
I bought this from Scan the other day for just £208!, this is a good deal.

I know this probably ain't the place to ask, but can someone give me a basic guide on how I can overclock this, not to any extreme level.

I have MSI x58 Pro motherboard and Corsair 6GB (3x2GB) DDR3 1600 memory, with just the Intel stock cooler.

Whats is a nice and safe overclock (I would be happy with around 3.2 - 3.5 Ghz)?

Do I just increase the multiplier or a combination of both the multiplyer and base clock?

I've built a few PC's but never OC'ed, seems everyones at it these days!

Just scared to do it in case it damages anything. Any advice appreciated (am also gonna check out some of the dedicated forums)
#32
tony_s1
Contact details

http://www.svp.co.uk/contact.php

on the right of the page.

Reviews

http://www.ciao.co.uk/SVP_Communications__6393307

I know that the malcontents are the ones more likely to do reviews but there don't seem to be any recent good ones.


didnt know they were now edinburgh based :thumbsup:
shame i dont see collection offered now :?
was handy when UKdvdr moved up here
#33
anyone know why my order may be stuck on pending approval? been like that over a day now....
#34
satnam99
anyone know why my order may be stuck on pending approval? been like that over a day now....


Mine says pending as well ?!
#35
Voted hot, seems to be £200-215 everywhere else
#36
Hot, good price, let's just hope they have enough stock to fulfil the huge demand.
banned#37
the same people who own ukdvdr also own svp and bigpockets all edinburgh based now, none of them are as good as they used to since they were bought over and just one big monopoly, most of the items all come from the same warehouse
#38
As i have said in previous posts SVP are an in no way owned by big pockets or ukdvdr... However we are based in Edinburgh.

Also if anyone does have any questions please pm me.

Regards

Chris
#39
Chris, quick question, why does my order say Pending Approval?
1 Like #40
Please PM me your cart ref number and ill have a look into this.

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