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Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz LGA 1366 130W Processor BX80601920

  • 45nm Bloomfield 130W
  • 8MB L3 Cache
  • 4 x 256KB L2 Cache
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Crush your enemies, climb the tower of paperwork, or do both at the same time. Intel's Core i7 processor not only makes it possible, it makes it easy. The Core i7 920 has quad cores that run at 2.66GHz and shares 8MB of L3 cache.

Quad cores means true multi-tasking and multi-threading. One core handles the usual action on your operating system, while the second can play a DVD on the TV, the third download a file from internet, and the fourth one sends audio to the kids in another room without lags or stutters. All this is made easier with Intel’s advanced Digital Media Boost.

With Intel Turbo Boost technology and Intel Hyper-Threading technology, The Core i7 enables highly threaded applications or demanding applications to work in maximum speed without need the slightest effort. The 45nm Intel Core i7 processor is armed Intel HD Boost, which implementing new Intel Streaming SIMD Extension 4.1 (Intel SSE4.1) instructions for fast high definition video editing and encoding, enhance the multimedia performance.

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  • newegg Intel Core i7 Quad-core Processor With four processing cores, the multitasking monster Quad-Core Intel Core i7 processor delivers fourfold the performance on highly-threaded applications, taking your desktop PC experience into a completely new realm of mega power. The powerful processor delivers serious performance on the ultra-demanding games of today and tomorrow. The innovative 45nm quad-core technology optimizes thermal performance for reduced power consumption and noise.
  • newegg Integrated DDR3 Memory Controller With the integrated DDR3 memory controller, the Intel Core i7 enables three channels of DDR3 1066 MHz memory, resulting in up to 25.6 GB/sec memory bandwidth. Plus the memory controller's lower latency and higher memory bandwidth delivers amazing performance for data-intensive applications.
  • newegg Intel Advanced Smart Cache Intel Advanced Smart Cache Technology dynamically allocates the shared L3 cache to each processor core based on workload. This efficient, multi-core-optimized implementation increases the probability that each core can access data from fast L3 cache, resulting in significantly reduced latency for frequently used data and improved performance.
  • newegg Intel Turbo Boost technology Intel Turbo Boost technology maximizes speed for demanding applications, dynamically accelerating performance to match your workload-more performance when you need it the most.
  • newegg Intel Wide Dynamic Execution With Intel Wide Dynamic Execution, each of the four cores can complete up to four full instructions simultaneously, improves execution speed and efficiency, delivering more instructions per clock cycle.
  • newegg Greater Performance with Hyper-Threading Technology (HT Technology) Hyper-threading enables multi-threaded software applications to execute two software threads in parallel to improve system responsiveness. Intel Core i7 enabled with HT Technology deliver performance and multitasking gains that result in increased productivity and efficiency.

Learn more about Core i7-920


Core i7

CPU Socket Type

CPU Socket Type
LGA 1366

Tech Spec

Core Name
# of Cores
Core i7-920
Operating Frequency
L2 Cache
4 x 256KB
L3 Cache
Manufacturing Tech
64-Bit Support
Hyper-Threading Support
Virtualization Technology Support
Thermal Design Power
Cooling Device
Heatsink and fan included

Manufacturer Warranty

3 years limited
3 years limited

Quick Info


  • Limited Warranty period (parts): 3 years
  • Limited Warranty period (labor): 3 years

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  • curtis g.
  • 1/30/2014 7:34:27 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat CPU 4 Years Running

Pros: Great CPU power no issues. Motherboard just went out and bought another one just to keep her running. Great job on the first gen I7s Intel.

Cons: LGA 1366 slots are dated, hard to come buy anothe motherboard.

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  • Tomasz N.
  • 1/17/2014 10:52:45 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggs5 Years Ownership

Pros: Easy OC to 3.8, running excellent for 5 years, no problems, playing at 1080p all current games at max setting.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: I bought it in Feb 2009.

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  • Alexander B.
  • 11/29/2013 1:00:16 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent overclocker!!!

Pros: -Runs @ 35-37c idle and 65c at full load (prime 95 small fft test) @ 3.62ghz
-no problems, owned the cpu for 4 years.
-still a good cpu

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: Can go wrong with this cpu!!!

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/22/2013 5:09:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsmonster cpu

Pros: fast, cheap, good oc, still packs a punch after 4+ years

Cons: none

Other Thoughts: to mr. CPLREGGIE
Ok first things first, to oc the cpu and/or the ram you need a motherboard that allows it. In example, i bought a second hand acer predator as it was cheap. I wanted to oc but my mother board (g7711) would not let me oc for jack, i would have had to oc with a program that acer provited. I decited and bought a secon hand asus rampage gene II, now the oc was possible, but my ram was no good so I bought some sector 5 ram that was ocable to 2400. My motherboard has option that will oc cpu and ram by itself, I can get the cpu to 3.6 and ram to 1800. But I wante da bit more so I went with 3.8 and 1800.
I`m guessing you have some hardware that sets limitation for your ram, probably your motherboard, idk I dont kow much about this stuff, all I know is with what I found on google I was able to get stable 3.8 + 1800. So if a noob like me can do this, I`m guessing your level 4 is a bit of a show off tag. Hope you didn get offended by this.

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  • Kenneth R.
  • 7/2/2013 9:06:56 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsStill Working

Pros: After 3 years still works good and is very fast.

Cons: None

Other Thoughts: None

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  • Jeramey R.
  • 2/8/2013 12:06:33 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIt's a beast!

Pros: Fast
Great overclocking

Cons: Only supports 800/1066 memmory

Other Thoughts: To Mr NightHawk tech level 5 - if you read the spec sheet on this processor it reads that the memmory type supported is DDR3 800/1066.
I bought this processor in February of 2009. It has been rock solid for me. I purchased it with a EVGA E758 and a 6GB DDR3 1333/1600 Tripple Channel Kit.
No matter what changes I make in the Bios, I can not get my memory to clock over 1066. I have set it to run at 1333 and it either won't POST or it reverts back to 1066. It was very frustrating when I first put my computer together and I couldn't get my memory to run at it's stamped speed. I went to every forum I could find and EVERYONE was having the same problem. I'm not sure what Mr NightHawk is doing differently, but maybe he should check to make sure he, in fact, has THIS proccessor (BX80601920) and that he is REALLY running at the freq he thinks he is. a couple weeks ago I purchased another 6GB DDR3 1333/1600 Tripple channel kit since NewEgg still sells the one I originally bought and my system is now running 12GB at 1066.
That's my only gripe with this processor. I overclocked it at 3.8 and it ran pretty solid with a few glitches so I clocked it down to 3.4 and have been running it solid at the freq since. I've had this CPU for 4 years now and i'm going to run it into the grave. I have no need for anything else, it still runs everything I throw at it great.
To Mr NightHawk... if you could verify that if you, in fact, have this processor (BX80601920) and are running your mem freq above 1066, would you please enlighten the rest of us as to what BIOS changes you made to get that freq? I would love to be able to run my memory at 1600~ thanks!

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  • Alex B.
  • 1/23/2013 7:09:52 AM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

Pros: It has lasted me 4+ years and still going strong like the first day. I have had it overclocked to 3.6 since day 1.

Cons: Can't overclock it any higher, it just crashes. Not due to temps.

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  • James S.
  • 1/4/2013 12:34:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBought on Sept 28th 2009

Pros: Wow I mean really this processor is a fine example of Intel's craftsmanship. Like the title say's I bought this processor back on Sept. 28th, 2009 along with an EVGA E760 Classified motherboard and 6GB of G-Skill Trident 2133MHz DDR3. Guess what happened??? Almost 3.5 years later and still running strong just like the first day I fired it up. I have had this processor running at 4GHz since it was booted from day one and it has never failed me. I had this running in 2009 in Tri-SLI with 3 GTX275s and then later on added a 9800GT for PhysX and it just dominated games and benchmarks. I did end up passing this system on to my wife when I built my new 2011 socket i7 3930K system, but she still uses this rig on a daily basis for her work. I also ended up switching out the 6GB kit for 24GBs DDR3 1600MHz Corsair Vengeance and swapping out the GTX275s for a Sapphire HD7970. Still runs strong, overclocked, and memory to spec 1600MHz. This processor is an absolute killer and a very strong Quad Core. Read other thoughts

Cons: After 3.5 years None

Other Thoughts: Ok this is where I had to sort a few things being said by others about this CPU. To the guy with a tech level 4 and yet claims this CPU won't run memory past 800/1066MHz, I say maybe your tech level isn't a 4 after all??? I have ran 6GB DDR3 2133MHz on this CPU overclocked @ 4GHz for 2.5 years and then replaced that with 24GB 1600MHz DDR3 Corsair Vengeance which also has been running at spec for 1 year, so I'm not sure if you're using some off brand cheap no name ram or if you just don't know how to config your BIOS, but maybe start their because maybe and this is just coming from a tech level 5, maybe it's your memory or bad BIOS settings as to why it can't cut it past 800/1066Mhz. Also if you're using a program like say CPU-Z to check your memory speed you have to remember that CPU-Z shows DRAM frequency in half which you have to multiple that number by 2, so for example if CPU-Z displays your memory as 1066.7 and you know you bought 2133MHz memory then what would you guess your memory is running at??? That's right 2133.4MHz because 1066.7x2=2133.4, but I'm doubting you even know what I'm talking about. Now to the guy who claims this isn't any faster then a Phenom II 965...Man I love you AMD fanboys. This processor completely blows the Phenom II 965 out of the water. Sure maybe you see no difference when opening notepad or when you use your MS Paint program, but try something a little bit harder like Adobe PS, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Premier, Adobe Flash, CAD or maybe like I use to do open up all these programs and work in them with your Phenom II 965 and see how well that works out for you. It just amazes me how people come in here to an Intel product that own an AMD and make claims like it's no faster then my AMD, well try something a little bit harder then MS Word.

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  • Christina R.
  • 12/26/2012 7:09:23 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsSince 2009!!!!!

Pros: 1. Owned this since 2009 and still going strong!
2. Very reliable
3. Very fast
4. Simple overclock
5. Still to this day WAY faster than most the current CPU's out there when it's overclocked :)

Cons: 1. I personally hated the stock HS but that is in no way worth deducting an Egg as it isn't Newegg's fault.
2. None really :) :)
3. Newegg stopped selling them as Intel no longer makes them or any x58 cpu which is sad :( These things are power houses.

Other Thoughts: I have had this CPU overclocked between 3.8GHz and 4.2GHz since I have owned this back in 2009 and have never had an issue yet. Simply amazing the performance I still get out of this.

I really want to upgrade but I cannot find a reason to do it as my CPU is faster than most still :) When I revert back to the stock 2.66GHz I notice a major slowdown but when I OC it is amazing. I have it Water cooled so it never gets real hot.

I will run this CPU till it decides to die then I might search around for another one on that VERY well known website that starts with an E and ends with a Y. as they are getting very hard to find as the days go by or I just might buy another new gen i7.

Basically if you can find one of these for a good price then get it as you can OC the living cow dung out of it if you know what you are doing :) :) and they are very reliable as long as you have the proper cooling and setup for it.

It still plows through FarCry 3, BF3, Metro 2033, Assassins Creed 3, GuildWars 2, RIFT, and all the other CPU intense titles.

As far as I am concerned this is one of the best CPU's I have ever owned.

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  • keith m.
  • 12/9/2012 11:23:48 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsBeast

Pros: Processor runs rock solid, I have my D0 stepping runing at 4.2 stable. Using a Antec Kuhler 920 to keep them temps down. This processor finally made me give up on my old Opty 160(which kicked *** in it's day).

To the person that stated this processor isn't stable with memory past 1066, that's a complete lie. I too have the Asus p6t deluxe and am running G.Skill 12 gb pc 1300 overclocked to pc 1600(800 mhz).
Go into bios, adjust to X.M.P profile and use good memory

Cons: No way

Other Thoughts: You can pick these up cheap now on the bay, I suggest doing so, great processor

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