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Old 01-06-11, 04:41 PM   #49
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Default Re: -= Official Intel P67 / Sandy Bridge / i3 2100 / i5 2500K / i7 2600K Review Threa

Originally Posted by slaWter View Post
Because launching a new generation with midrange products doesn't make sense. It does nothing performance-wise because it isn't faster than the previous generation.

I miss the good old days when Intel launched a new generation with the Extreme Editions only.
Hardocp said this in their review:

Is Sandy Bridge a new "super chip?" Yes and no. This Intel launch very much reminds me of AMD's 6800 series GPU launch, which was misunderstood by many. AMD introduced the 6800 series, which was a mainstream part, very much like Sandy Bridge 2500K and 2600K. The 6800 delivered performance found in the previous 5800 series cards, but at a mainstream price. What we have here is very much the same, but with a bit more stratification. Sandy Bridge K parts leave almost no reason to buy a LGA 1366 processor for the desktop.
I wouldn't say I agree or I don't with what you said, but for me, coming from a Q6600, this is a great time to upgrade! And I know I am not alone in this. I've waited out the X58 route and I am getting more performance at a lesser price now (at least here in Israel where prices are higher).
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