Hot Hardware: Intel's Core i7 920 Processor Review

Hot Hardware: Even better, the higher-binned Core i7 processors, the 940 and 965XE, are overclocking exceedingly high, as well. While the Core i7 920 is definitely the value leader, throwing a few hundred dollars here or there might allow you to push past 4.0 GHz a little easier compared to the 920, although we doubt you'll get that much more to justify the price tag increase. We're also now starting to see the first wave of less-expensive X58 motherboards hit the market, hoping to crack the sub-$300 price point. In addition, DDR3 memory prices are becoming more reasonable every day, so it looks like a pretty solid time to make an upgrade move, especially if you're mode of burning off all those holiday gift cards.

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