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PostSubject: another processor question   3/16/2010, 17:25

I found a comparison list of Intel processors.
Seems the difference between the i7-9xx processors and the i7-8xx processors is that the -9's have a higher bus speed, which is good. But the -9's do not have Intel Trusted Execution Technology and the -7's do. I am not sure exactly what it is - tried to do some reading on it. Has something to do with security - but other than that the descriptions pretty much lost me.

Does anyone know what that is, a simple explanation? Is it something I would want? Would it be better to get one with the higher bus speed or one with the Trusted Execution Technology?
Why would the more expensive processors not have it?

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PostSubject: Re: another processor question   3/24/2010, 00:07

Fay, sorry it's taken so long to get back to you on this. I can't find a simple explanation, and the technology is passing me by. I'm not really a hardware guy when it comes to computers, but have you read wikipedias explanation at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trusted_Execution_Technology#cite_note-0

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PostSubject: Re: another processor question   3/24/2010, 03:41

Repa,

np, I know you have been busy.

I read the main article but not the links it referred to. I am afraid most of it went right over my head. I am leaning toward one of the i7-9xx processors because they have a higher bus speed than the i7-8xx processors but the i7-9xx processors don't have the trusted execution technology. After reading the article I am still not sure if it is something I would want/need.

I said the i7-9xx have a higher bus speed, but I am not quite sure about that either. Tthe I7-9xx shows the bus speed using GT/s QPI and the i7-8XX show the bus speed using GT/s DMI. I don't know how to compare the 2.

It is all very confusing.

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PostSubject: Re: another processor question   3/24/2010, 13:14

I don't either, Fay, but after next week I'll have more time and will do some reading if you haven't already made your decision. As I said before, hardware isn't my strong suit, and technology is rapidly passing me by!

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PostSubject: Re: another processor question   3/24/2010, 14:50

Repa,

I understand, I feel like technolog has really passed me by. I am going crazy tyring to figure out exactly what I want to get in a computer.

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