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Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield 3.2GHz LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Desktop Processor BX80601960

  • 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 960 has four cores that run at 3.2GHz 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 any extra effort. The 45nm Intel Core i7 processor is armed with Intel HD Boost, which implementing new Intel Streaming SIMD Extension 4.2 (Intel SSE4.2) instructions for fast high definition video editing and encoding, enhance the multimedia performance.

  • 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 processors enabled with HT Technology deliver performance and multitasking gains that result in increased productivity and efficiency.

Learn more about Core i7-960

Model

Brand
Intel
Series
Core i7
Model
BX80601960

CPU Socket Type

CPU Socket Type
LGA 1366

Tech Spec

Core Name
Bloomfield
Multi-Core
Quad-Core
Name
Core i7-960
Operating Frequency
3.2GHz
QPI
4.8GT/s
L2 Cache
4 x 256KB
L3 Cache
8MB
Manufacturing Tech
45nm
64-Bit Support
Yes
Hyper-Threading Support
Yes
Virtualization Technology Support
Yes
Multimedia Instruction
MMX, SSE, SSE2, SSE3, SSSE3, SSE4.1, SSE4.2
Voltage
0.8V-1.375V
Thermal Design Power
130W
Cooling Device
Heatsink and fan included

Manufacturer Warranty

Parts
3 years limited
Labor
3 years limited

Quick Info

Warranty

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


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  • William G.
  • 3/11/2014 11:36:53 PM
  • Tech Level: Average
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsfast reliable

Pros: easy to overclock to 3.8 with stock cpu fan

Cons: only 7.6 windows 7 index when not overclocked. discontinued socket.

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  • Anthony W.
  • 3/28/2013 2:00:42 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsIntel is the best!

Pros: Have never had any issues with any Intel products and this one was no different!

Cons: None!

Other Thoughts: Does everything I could ask for and makes me extremely happy!

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  • Reagan T.
  • 1/1/2013 6:19:43 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsBloomfield is Bestfield.

Pros: At the time I bought this processor it was one of the best on the market. Ivy and Sandy didn't exist yet. It's performed brilliantly for over a year, and I don't expect to change it out for several more years.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: Some think these processors run hot -- I've experienced nothing but solid performance. With adequate cooling in your desktop you will too.

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  • Jason M.
  • 10/19/2012 2:12:50 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsI Like

Pros: Its a high power 4x2 core possessor

With the right psu and cooler, It will do everything you may need.

It wont make you a sandwich!

Cons: It wont make me a sandwich

Other Thoughts: I should have waited.......Owell...

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  • Race D.
  • 9/1/2012 8:34:48 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsnice upgrade

Pros: upgraded from a 920. there is a noticeable speed difference. I replace the cpu in my alienware

Cons: price, should have dropped by now

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  • Kevin S.
  • 8/6/2012 5:41:44 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat!

Pros: Works great!

Cons: No Complaints!

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  • Phillip K.
  • 7/22/2012 6:10:41 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsRock Solid, Can't Go Wrong

Pros: Rock solid. No issues what-so-ever... Those that say the stock heatsink is junk, I have had NO issues with it. I have been running over a year on the stock HSF and haven't went over 70*C with 70% load on all cores. I play Crysis, EveOnline, COD:BO, WOT, and have a Folding@Home program running on 2 of the cores in the background and it still doesnt hiccup.

Cons: None, zilch, Nada

Other Thoughts: I have this chip in a gaming system with dual GTX570's I water cool the 570's and air cool the cpu and have no issues. I even use the PWM connection on my asus P6X58D-E mobo to control the pump and the NB fan connector to run the CPU fan. Still rock solid with Win7 x64 and Linux Ubuntu x64.

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  • Michael S.
  • 7/20/2012 5:02:36 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsConsidering this? Do MORE research!

Pros: This is the best LGA1366 CPU available that's sub-$1000 (stock. If you're overclocking, the i7-920 is much better). It's Quad Core & has HyperThreading, so CPU intensive programs run very decently. I give it 3 eggs because it does what i need at the moment.

Cons: There is really no comparison to any other CPU, as the others that are similar in cost are far better in every way, while those similar in speed are way cheaper (other chipsets, of course). Runs extremely hot if you overclock & didn't get one of the earlier D0 stepping batches.

The IMC is extremely weak, so don't plan on running more than 12gb RAM if you overclock (or plan to run any RAM at speeds of 1600mhz or more). It supports triple channel memory, but that's obsolete since it has to be 1333mhz, or less (and can't support 8gb sticks).

The stock heatsink & thermal pad are horrible.

Intel discontinued the LGA1366 socket for good reason!

Other Thoughts: Wish I'd have done more research instead of taking my friend's advice.

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  • Alton B.
  • 7/13/2012 2:57:49 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsCoastin

Pros: Can handle stress, usage stays low. Got it up to about 40% once. Great when extracting large compressed files.

Cons: You may want to replace the stock cooling system to be safe.

Other Thoughts: I can't say I've stressed it a whole lot, but I'm playing modern games (Batman,)

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  • Anonymous
  • 6/23/2012 8:12:46 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsI7-960 gj

Pros: has great numbers for a first gen i series
keeps up with new material
can overlock up 4.4 on air with some work- 4.4 based off of what i could do
runs efficiently- when set to

Cons: stock cooler is cheap- i hit critical temps above 100 c on stock settings , spent 20 dollars on a cooler master v-8 on stock goes no more than 45 in a warm room

Other Thoughts: great cpu for me, and i am only writing this review because i want its to get the review it deserves
if overclocking try using odd numbers i just helps

gl hf frag often

purchased through intel retail edge holiday sale

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