Intel i7 920 209.99 + potentially free delivery + 5.95 if not @ TekHeads

Intel i7 920 209.99 + potentially free delivery + 5.95 if not @ TekHeads

Found 22nd Jun 2009
From the site:

This new D0 stepping model is the latest and is the craze amongst the overclocking community as early reports show this CPU having greater overclock potential over previous generation steppings.

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 doesn?t 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 wasn?t 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 Nehalem?s 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.


- 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
- SLBEJ D0 Stepping

Bargain price, best ive seen! Free delivery if you spend 199 exc VAT or collect from the warehouse. This comes in at 182.60 ex VAT, so if there is anything else you want to buy on the site too bargain!


Why the cold vote? If you are voting it cold because of the supplier then please say so. If you are voting it cold because it seems a bit much for a CPU, then you know slightly less than zero about CPUs. Check the reviews for D0 stepping i7 920 CPUs, it is one of those legendary processors that comes along now and then (like the old Celeron 300, X2 3800 etc) that is such a big step in front of the rest. The D0 stepping in particular is capable of overclocking levels that actually put it faster than the top of the range model.

Original Poster

it is one of the best processors available today. native quad core, coupled with hyperthreading technology makes its a theoretical 8 core processor!

And before you cold vote it, try to find one cheaper than this! If you do please post it, cause i want it!

This should be's only 15% off RRP but it's the best price I've seen it so far, and it's the new overclockable D0 stepping. If you're looking for one, it's a good deal.

aria 210.31 if you collect from warehouse…938

ebuyer 216.94 free supersaver delivery…477

scan 211.59 currently in their today only section…spx (free delivery through avforums and hexus forums)

ok, the price you have found is the cheaper than all of these, but you cant really expect this to go that hot when it is the going price at the moment

Ahh, fair enough. Didn't realise it had dropped across the board.
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