It seems the only difference between the Intel Core i7 940 and 950 is a minor clock speed increase, is there anything else that has been changed? I've read the white papers on both processors and they seem almost identical, but the 940 is being discontinued. Was it only discontinued because the slightly faster 950 was released? There seems to be a $100 price difference for me.

  • It doesn't appear to be that different. The price difference could be down to a new vs old stock thing. – user3463 Nov 25 '10 at 19:12

There is not a big difference just few are listed below:

Intel® Core™ i7-940 Processor

Clock Speed                              2.93 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency               3.2 GHz
Intel® Smart Cache                   8 MB
Bus/Core Ratio                         22

Intel® Core™ i7-950 Processor

Clock Speed                             3.06 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency              3.33 GHz
Intel® Smart Cache                  8 MB
Bus/Core Ratio                         23

Specs for Intel® Core™ i7-940 Processor & specs for Intel® Core™ i7-950 Processor.


If they have the same stepping, they would actually be the same thing, just rated differently depending on unit quality.

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