Category Archives: Core-i7

Core i7-9700K Build

Some facts on the CPU: it is currently #67 on PassMark [17,329] cpubenchmark.net. It was launched 2018 October. It used 14mm architecture and does not have hyperthreading. Since the “i7-9700”, i.e. non-K, does not exist (and may never exist) this … Continue reading

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CPU Comparison

The table includes both “as built” and “dreaming only” CPUs. Rank2018 CPU PassMark Benchmark 2 i9-7908XE@2.6 27,786 36 i9-9900K@3.6 20,156 38 i7-7900X@3.3 20,046 67 i7-9700k@3.6 17,329 96 i7-8700k@3.7 15,960 264 i7-4770k@3.5 10,091 401 i7-2600k@3.4 8,444 510 i5-6500@3.2 7,240

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Core 4770K Build

Some facts on the CPU: it is currently #24 on PassMark [10,121] cpubenchmark.net. Ahead of it are the Xeon E5-2xxx, the AMD FX-9590, and a few Core i7s (48xxK, 49xxK and 39xxK). A short while ago the 4770K was #17 … Continue reading

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Portable Power Build

Using pieces from upgrades and from good deals, I put together a new “portable computing platform” machine. It started with an employee discount on the Core i7. It gained momentum after the 12GB to 24GB upgrade of the 920 left … Continue reading

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Core i7 Upgrade

The youngest and I upgraded the core i7 machine from 12GB (6×2) to 24GB (6×4) of RAM tonight. Although hard drive prices remain x4 expensive, the RAM is x4 less expensive. The upgrade means I’ll be running a few more … Continue reading

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Core i7 CPU update

Intel started shipping the Core i7-970 3.2GHz this month (for ~$600). This after shipping the Core i7-980X (for ~$1,000). Both are Gulftown, 6-core, 130W LGA 1366 socket chips. I’m very happy with my 920 – I feel no need to … Continue reading

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Kids on Linux

Today I’ve set the kids up with their own Ubuntu 9.04 Linux virtual machine (one VM per kid). Each got their own IP address and got to set their own password to VNC into the “machine” they now “own”. All … Continue reading

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Core i7 Dodo

I just noticed that the new Core i7 chips are out (as of September 2009). See this tom’s hardware article. The new i7-860 and i7-870 chips are 95W instead of 130W. But the thing that makes the i7-9xx series a … Continue reading

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Core i7 build

After nearly a year of waiting (and accumulating pieces like the case, power supply and video card), I finally bought the “big three” [CPU, RAM, and Motherboard] and built the Tiemens Family Core i7 machine. This machine is intended as … Continue reading

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