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i7 in Jan? or is something new about to drop?

Discussion in 'Intel x86 CPUs and chipsets' started by NSanity, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. the_pessimist

    the_pessimist Member

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    excellent. might be worth the wait.
     
  2. terrastrife

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    no, no, were still going backwards from a 975x ;0
     
  3. Mau1wurf1977

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    So whats the go? i5 750 or go for one if these new dual cores?

    Hmmmmm tough choice ahead...
     
  4. matthudson

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    Gulftown is due out in march. Might be a good idea to wit until then, see if prices drop for the 920
     
  5. chainbolt

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    well, the Core i3 is performing around 25% better than a similar clocked Core 2 Duo 8xxxx. But its main advantage is the IGP. That makes it great for a workstation, or an entry system, but not for a desktop system, that is occasionally used for gaming. Of course you can disable the IGP and add a vidcard. But given the small price difference I would go for a quadcore i5 rightaway.
     
  6. Mau1wurf1977

    Mau1wurf1977 (Banned or Deleted)

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    Well I had a E8600 chip once for a short while and it was the best chip I had so far...

    So 25% sounds better :)

    Can't wait for your review ChainBolt!
     
  7. Danthemanz

    Danthemanz Old School Admin

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    If you are doing alot VM work then 4 cores and lots of a RAM, thats a no brainer..
     
  8. terrastrife

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    hence x58, to move to 6 core 12 thread :)
     
  9. chainbolt

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    Total overkill for 99% of deskotp users, if you ask me.
     
  10. Marcism

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    Hey guys, I don't mean to hijack the thread but my questions are in the same vein. I'm planning an i7 860 upgrade for January and was wondering if I should go about ordering parts now or are the new dual-cores going to be worth the wait? I'm hoping it will be worth it from a future proofing stance or is the 1366skt the go? So costly though, especially if the 920's are on the way out. Gah, so many choices!

    Cheers.
     
  11. Excalibur9700

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    Shouldn't we have a dedicated Clarkdale/i3 thread by now? anyways, here it goes, with 5 cpu's already released and 5 new h55/h57 boards out as well (only my current count) i got a question regarding the graphics on the various boards:

    - If u connect monitor to the board's video output, u have to drop in an i3/i5 that has an integrated gpu, correct? or else u'll get the normal video card beep right? the mobo video outputs are purely for the cpu's gpu (no better way to put it) and nothing else, is that right?
     
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  12. mAJORD

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    yes that's right

    i5 750 / i7 8x0 will have no video output from the mobo's port
     
  13. FireTech

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    "Mainstream Platform"

    I think that is what people are forgetting - these are not really aimed at 'enthusiasts' looking to game, bench etc. They're being aimed at mainstream users looking for good performance with reduced power consumption to keep their household/office power bills down.

    While I can appreciate the CPU performance increase, the main disappointment I see is that despite being 32nm and supposedly "Low Power", when compared with an 'old tech' integrated G45 platform it actually appears to consume more power :confused:

    Suppose we'll just have to wait for the confirmed pricing and more in depth testing but so far I'm not seeing justification for spending $$s upgrading my E-Series office machine.
     
  14. garry

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    Is Intel going to bring out any refresh for the p55 and x58 boards any time soon,I would like to see some new boards with sata3 and usb3,I know there is already a couple of brands like gigabyte and asus that has maybe 2 sata3 and 2 usb3 on the boards,but I am after the proper Intel board with 6 sata3 and 10 or so usb3 on the board just like they have currently with the sata2 and usb2.
     
  15. terrastrife

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    theres been no news of a new ICH :(
     
  16. ElBeasto

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    This is why I've been holding off, I've seen a few Asus and Gigabyte boards with the new tech and I was thinking of the maximus III but now I'm just waiting to see if there'll be a new revsion of it...
     
  17. Mau1wurf1977

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    I think we should :)
     
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    Is there going to be a successor to i7 920(around the same price) or any price drops soon? About to upgrade but will hold off if something new is only a month away
     
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    Yes the i7 930. There's a thread about it on here somehere...
     

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