Originally Posted by Airbrushkid
Just curious to who plans in getting Sandy Bridge and why? The i7's are fast so how much faster can it really be?
They're about 10% faster per clock. However, the K models overclock to hell and back, and at a price of about $220-300, I forsee these processors being a thorn in AMD's side for the next several months.
Basically, if your current computer is 4 years old or more, a Sandy Bridge system will rock extremely hard. Otherwise, it won't be that much of an upgrade.
I haven't reached the limits of my Phenom II yet, so I will be skipping SB.