[QUOTE=MrPete1985;2477480]I am looking to upgrade my CPU and motherboard I am trying to decide between Intel Core i7 940 and i7-950 only real difference between the 2 is the i7-950 is a little faster but only by 130MHz
the i7 940 has a Nehalem core, and the i7 950 has a Bloomfield core.
Will one of the cores encode video faster than the other?
Right now I have a Phenom II X4 810
I really want to encode HD video faster, right now it takes like 6-12 hours to use BD-RB to compress a DL BD to a SL BD, and I am hearing about people compressing a movie in about 3 hours
Last night I compressed Star Trek to a 4GB MP4 but it took 8 hours using RipBot264 if I could get that down to about 3 hours that would be great
As already mentioned they are pretty much the same CPU with slightly different clocks. That is it. They are the same cores.
Do you wish to overclock ?
If so then why not look at the already mentioned 1156 i5 750 and the 1366 i7 920. Both are significantly cheaper , they will both clock very well indeed with sufficient cooling installed and will save you a big chunk of your money. ??
You could clock a i7 920 to a minimum of 3.6ghz and a high of 4.4ghz depending on quality of internals and cooling.
Just trying to save you some money buddy.