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Front view of Intel Core i7 920

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CPUBoss is not aware of any important advantages of the Core i7 920 vs the Core i5 2400.

Front view of Intel Core i5 2400

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Has a built-in GPU Yes vs No Somewhat common; A separate graphics adapter is not required
Supports trusted computing Yes vs No Somewhat common; Allows for safer, more reliable computing

Benchmarks Real world tests of Core i7 920 vs i5 2400

GeekBench 3 (Multi-core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (Single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench 3 (AES single core) Data courtesy Primate Labs

Core i7 920
143,700 MB/s
Core i5 2400
2,260,000 MB/s

GeekBench (32-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench (64-bit) Data courtesy Primate Labs

GeekBench

Core i7 920
9,242
Core i5 2400
10,769

PassMark Data courtesy Passmark

PassMark (Single Core)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

summary

Core i7 920  vs
i5 2400 
Clock speed 2.66 GHz 3.1 GHz
Turbo clock speed 2.93 GHz 3.4 GHz
Cores Quad core Quad core
Socket type
LGA 1366
LGA 1155
Is unlocked No No

features

Has a NX bit Yes Yes
Supports trusted computing No Yes
Has virtualization support Yes Yes
Instruction set extensions
SSE2
MMX
SSE4
AVX
SSE3
SSE
SSE4.1
SSE4.2
Supplemental SSE3
AES
Supports dynamic frequency scaling Yes Yes

power consumption

TDP 130W 95W
Annual home energy cost 48.38 $/year 27.75 $/year
Annual commercial energy cost 134.55 $/year 100.92 $/year
Performance per watt 1.21 pt/W 8.14 pt/W
Peak power consumption 153.6W 115.2W
Typical power consumption 135.63W 93.6W

bus

Architecture QPI DMI
Number of links 1 1
Transfer rate 4,800 MT/s 5,000 MT/s

details

Core i7 920  vs
i5 2400 
Architecture x86-64 x86-64
Threads 8 4
L2 cache 1 MB 1 MB
L2 cache per core 0.25 MB/core 0.25 MB/core
L3 cache 8 MB 6 MB
L3 cache per core 2 MB/core 1.5 MB/core
Manufacture process 45 nm 32 nm
Max CPUs 1 1
Clock multiplier 20 31
Operating temperature Unknown - 67.9°C Unknown - 72.6°C

overclocking

Overclock popularity 491 63
Overclocked clock speed 4.22 GHz 3.54 GHz
Overclocked clock speed (Water) 4.24 GHz 3.51 GHz
PassMark (Overclocked) 3,419.4 3,244.5
Overclocked clock speed (Air) 4.22 GHz 3.54 GHz

integrated graphics

GPU None GPU
Label N/A Intel® HD Graphics 2000
Number of displays supported N/A 2
GPU clock speed N/A 850 MHz
Turbo clock speed N/A 1,100 MHz

memory controller

Memory controller Built-in Built-in
Memory type
DDR3-1333
DDR3-1066
DDR3-800
DDR3
Channels Triple Channel Dual Channel
Supports ECC No No
Maximum bandwidth 25,599.99 MB/s 21,333.32 MB/s
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