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Intel Core i7-960 Bloomfield Quad-Core 3.2GHz LGA 1366 130W 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.

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


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  • Robert D.
  • 10/27/2014 12:03:16 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

Pros: Got what I paid for, always a plus.
Fast

Cons: None after 3 years

Other Thoughts: Use Single pea of thermal paste in center

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  • Blaine M.
  • 9/10/2014 1:49:02 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsExcellent stuff

Pros: Very fast and consistent. I've had it for around 3 years now and it's still going strong.

Cons: I had one issue with overheating, but it turns out that I didn't use enough thermopaste to stick the heat sink onto it and it caused the fan to essentially stop working, so very quickly it got filled with dust.

Took it apart and resealed with more epoxy and it's been working like a charm ever since.

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  • Rylan G.
  • 8/24/2014 4:50:01 PM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Processor

Pros: It is an Intel processor that speaks for itself. For the price, this is a fantastic processor. It blew my expectations out the water with its speed, and has lasted for over 4 years without falling behind. Even today, it is still competitive in a well setup computer capable of using its potential.

Cons: None.

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  • Anonymous
  • 7/20/2014 6:34:00 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsThe 4960X of its time.

Pros: Great performance (for its time, of course). Can still rival the latest Haswell i5s in heavily multithreaded programs. I've tested this.

Overclocks well.

Supported a large amount of RAM for its time (although it's really the chipset that lets this happen)

Used a high-end socket, which meant you could upgrade to a hexacore i7-970 later after a BIOS update.

Cons: Very poor performance-to-price ratio (even worse now!)

Throw away the stock cooler if you plan to do any serious overclocking.

Other Thoughts: This was the i7-4960X of its time. And I really mean it. It was the absolute highest-performing consumer CPU of late 2009. It supported a whopping 12GB RAM with 6 slots on supporting motherboards. It demolished Q9550s of yesteryear with ease. If you wanted the best, this was what you would get.

But just like the 4960X, this CPU suffers from a lack of bang for buck. The 4960X has a sibling that's half the price, and performs 90% as well as it does: the 4930K. It's similar for this CPU. It too has a little brother, the i7-920, which performs 85% as well as this one for half the price. If your 920 overclocked well, you could even beat this chip while saving $250!

So yeah, if you had even a shred of financial sense in you, you'd go for the 920.

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  • Amy W.
  • 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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