Intel Sandy Bridge (LGA1155) Chip Discussion and Reviews..

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Will you be buying/upgrading to a Intel Sandy Bridge (LGA1155) processor?

  1. Yes!

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  2. No!

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  3. Mmm Candy...nom nom

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  1. DiGiTaL MoNkEY

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    HOW TO SPOT A NEW B3 REVISION MOTHERBOARD:

    For anyone looking for a new motherboard with the B3 revision here is how to spot it for:

    ASUS: http://www.asus.com/News.aspx?N_ID=cqnNC5pGSATog5Pf

    ASRock: http://www.asrock.com/news/events/201102ex/warranty.html

    GIGABYTE: http://gigabyte.com/press-center/news-page.aspx?nid=991

    MSI: http://event.msi.com/mb/b3/

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    Sandy Bridge will--for the first time in mainstream laptops--put Intel graphics technology directly onto the central processing unit (CPU). Sandy Bridge is expected to be a significant step up for Intel in the graphics chip department.

    With Intel's current Core i series of processors, the graphics function is a separate piece of silicon inside the chip package--and is one manufacturing-process generation behind the main processor. In other words, a Core i7 chip, for example, has a 32-nanometer processor and separate 45-nanometer graphics silicon housed in a chip package.

    In Sandy Bridge, the CPU and graphics processing unit (GPU) will be combined in one 32-nanometer piece of silicon.

    Intel, already the largest graphics chip supplier in the world, will be competing against Nvidia's higher-performance stand-alone GPUs and Advanced Micro Devices' integrated CPU-GPU products and higher-performance standalone GPUs.

    Review Listing:

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/4083/...ore-i5-2600k-i5-2500k-and-core-i3-2100-tested
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2011/01/03/intel-sandy-bridge-review/1
    http://www.bjorn3d.com/articles/Int...i5_2500K_and_Intel_6_Series_Chipset/1972.html
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i5-2500k-and-core-i7-2600k-review/
    http://en.hardspell.com/doc/enshowcont.asp?id=7947
    http://www.legionhardware.com/artic...5_2500k_and_core_i7_2600k_sandy_bridge,1.html
    http://www.legitreviews.com/article/1501/1/
    http://www.neoseeker.com/Articles/Hardware/Reviews/Intel_i7_2600K_i5_2500K/
    http://www.overclock3d.net/reviews/cpu_mainboard/i7_2600k_i5_2500k_2300_1155_sandy_bridge_review/1
    http://www.pcper.com/article.php?aid=1057
    http://www.semiaccurate.com/2011/01/02/intel-core-i7-2500k-review/
    http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/Intel/Core_i5_2500K_GPU/
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/sandy-bridge-core-i7-2600k-core-i5-2500k,2833.html
    http://www.tweaktown.com/reviews/37...nd_core_i5_2500k_sandy_bridge_cpus/index.html
    http://tbreak.com/tech/2011/01/intel-sandy-bridge-core-i5-2500k-i7-2600k-review/
    http://techgage.com/article/intels_sandy_bridge_revealed_core_i5-2500k_i7-2600k_reviewed/
    http://techreport.com/articles.x/20188
    http://www.missingremote.com/review/intel-sandy-bridge-core-i5-2500k-and-dh67bl-motherboard
    http://www.techreaction.net/2011/01...me-core-i7-2600k-overclocking-on-p67-part-12/
    http://www.funkykit.com/component/content/article/6892.html
    http://www.lostcircuits.com/mambo//index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=98&Itemid=1
    http://lanoc.org/review/energy-items/4638-intel-i5-2500k-sandy-bridge
    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/foru...i5-2500k-core-i7-2600k-processors-review.html
    http://www.hardocp.com/article/2011/01/03/intel_sandy_bridge_2600k_2500k_processors_review


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    Motherboard Offerings:

    ASUS
    Models Being Released: http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/foru...-p67-sandy-bridge-motherboards-preview-2.html
    More: http://www.semiaccurate.com/2010/11/17/regular-sandy-bridge-motherboards-asus/

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    ASRock
    Models Being Released: http://www.nordichardware.com/news/76-motherboards/41713-asrock-previews-lga1155-motherboards.html

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    GIGABYTE
    Models Being Released: http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?t=915672

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    MSI
    Models Being Released: http://www.kitguru.net/components/m...-h6-motherboard-information-leaks-to-kitguru/

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    ECS
    Models Being Released: http://www.pureoverclock.com/review.php?id=1136&page=4

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  2. Ryadasu

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    If it's announced on the 5th, when should [Australian] consumers be seeing them?
     
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    I don't recall the exact time-frame of previous processors to give you an accurate estimate, but it should be within the same month.
     
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    Didn't they have stock at launch day for Nehalem?
     
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    They will be sold before that...

    Same thing happened with Lynnfield. CPUs and boards available before launch.
     
  6. Slavetonet

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    What does that mean for consumer?
    Better chip for less money?
     
  7. spazowacky

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    oooh, I do like a bit of.... sandy bridge!
    Even though most of the cpu's are locked I'm glad they are in the 3ghz+ territory.
    Those motherboards look nice too, the ecs looks like my favourite of the bunch but will us aussies be able to get our hands on it?
     
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    Better chip for the same money (compared to Lynnfield) and much higher OC
     
  9. Dragonfly

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    The 2600K looks like a good cpu if the price is right (hopefully around the same as the i7 870). Wonder how much OC headroom they have?
     
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    so is it confirmed that overclocking is now dead on non-multiplier locked chips?

    if so this is very sad indeed.. frankly i'm surprised most ocau'ers dont seem to care much

    take the current 1156 lineup. You can buy either:

    iIntel Core i5-760 / 2.80GHz / 8MB Cache / LGA1156 $211.00
    Intel Core i7-870 / 2.93GHz / 8MB Cache / LGA1156 $314.00
    Intel Core i7-875K / 2.93GHz / 8MB Cache / LGA1156 $399.00

    (prices taken from centrecom)

    given that most i5-760s can overclock to 4+ ghz (which wouldnt be an option with sandy bridge equivalent chip).. explain to me how this is a good thing now we have to pay extra for the privilege of overclocking?

    the only plus side to this is now there is no point paying a premium on "overclocking" motherboards - now that money (and more) is going to go to intel instead..
     
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    So than which would be better off getting the I7-950 or the I7-2600K?
     
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    Well, not exactly. But it's a pain from what anandtech day.

    Intel makes three concessions.

    First and foremost we have the K-series parts. Secondly, some regular Sandy Bridge processors will have partially unlocked multipliers. Finally, if you focus on multiplier-only overclocking you lose the ability to increase memory bandwidth as you increase CPU clock speed. The faster your CPU, the more data it needs and thus the faster your memory subsystem needs to be in order to scale well. As a result, on P67 motherboards you’ll be able to adjust your memory ratios to support up to DDR3-2133.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/3871/the-sandy-bridge-preview-three-wins-in-a-row/5

    It's hard to know the exact performance differences clock-for-clock, but things to look promising against a 980X http://www.anandtech.com/show/3871/the-sandy-bridge-preview-three-wins-in-a-row/11 (no 950 results sorry).

    The only thing i see these processors made for is the increase in integrated graphics performance which intel has always been lagging, otherwise i don't see much the current 1156 processors can't do on the same socket with a refresh.
     
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  13. Bion1c

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    Yes this just reinforces my point. We are going from a situation where we can overclock any processor we want, to a situation where we are only allowed to overclock what intel allows us to (for a premium price of course!)

    if you believe things are going to be better for overclockers at the end of this you're pretty naive. intel isnt doing this for our benefit.

    reminds me of debates just prior to GST being implemented. supposedly all these other taxes were going to be removed and everything would be cheaper! yeah right .. we just got a new 10% tax on everything.

    but intel wont screw us over with pricing, theyre just doing this to help us right??
     
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    Yah, i gotcha. I'm guessing they'll leave the overclocking parts to the enthusiast socket if at all (later that year), and only limit a few on the upcoming 1155 socket.

    EDIT: I still have to wonder how locked things are, and if we might see motherboard makers spin some magic.
     
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    So does this make triple channel memory a thing of the past?
     
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    We hope they can. I'm not sure what Intel are thinking with all this locked crap.

    AMD will be happy though. All we need is the new AMD parts to be comparable in performance and we might see a shift back to them like the good ol' 939 days...

    No, it just isn't a feature of mainstream systems. Never has and still isn't and won't be for the foreseeable future.
     
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    We assume not. Like with the current 1156 and 1366 sockets, triple channel was only present on the 1366 platform which is aimed at enthusiasts...this 1155 socket is just moving in on 1156 territory, with the 1366 refresh coming later that year it should be still present.
     
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    I don't care because I am sooo happy to finally get my hands on an affordable Intel CPU with unlocked multipliers.

    Anandtech mentioned that there should some basic multi over clocking on non k CPUs, so let's just wait and see.

    Only thing that's out the window is buying a pentium and over clocking the hell out of it. Those bottom overclockers can just go and get an AMD 555...
     
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    I knew about it back in September. :lol:
    => http://www.semiaccurate.com/2010/09/12/sandy-bridge-sale-early-2011/

    No.

    2010 => 2011...
    LGA1156 => LGA1155
    LGA1366 => LGA1356
    LGA1567 => LGA2011

    (1) LGA1155
    => Single CPU socket mobos.
    => Dual-channel RAM.
    => Budget to Mainstream market.

    (2) LGA1356
    => High-end single CPU socket to entry level dual CPU socket mobos.
    => Triple-channel RAM.
    => Enthusiast and Server/Workstation markets.

    (3) LGA2011
    => High-end dual CPU socket to entry level quad CPU Socket or greater.
    => Quad-channel RAM.
    => High-end Server market.

    I hope that clears it up.
     
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