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Old 01-06-11, 04:41 PM   #49
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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.
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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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Old 01-06-11, 06:33 PM   #50
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It just happens that P67 boards are joke so when you add all the parts together you end up with crappola sandy bridge system compared to current i7 generation. I believe there is no SLI or tri SLI on P67. So much of that....

LGA1156 -> LGA1155, Intel is the most dishonest company ever.
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Old 01-06-11, 06:36 PM   #51
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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).
Hardocp as always miss the point. They forgot that people can't run decent SLI or Tri SLI setup on P67, also they forgot that this line of Sandy Bridge is just like LGA1156 joke. I think there is no reason to buy LGA1155 based system but wait for LGA2011 i believe.
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Old 01-07-11, 12:36 AM   #52
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Hardocp as always miss the point. They forgot that people can't run decent SLI or Tri SLI setup on P67, also they forgot that this line of Sandy Bridge is just like LGA1156 joke. I think there is no reason to buy LGA1155 based system but wait for LGA2011 i believe.
They also did some sli testing with 16/16' 8/8 and the likes. You know what they came up with?
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Old 01-07-11, 03:33 AM   #53
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Yep. great upgrade for those who are on Q6600s, everyone else on X58 should stop whining like little girls and wait for the high end stuff and enjoy the butt load of games out right now that run so well on their still upto date systems.
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Old 01-07-11, 05:18 AM   #54
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Yep. great upgrade for those who are on Q6600s, everyone else on X58 should stop whining like little girls and wait for the high end stuff and enjoy the butt load of games out right now that run so well on their still upto date systems.
Yeah pretty much.
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Old 01-07-11, 07:48 AM   #55
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Looks like I'm going with the 2600k after all. Just need an ass ass dee now and another 460 down the line. This Q6600 has been loyal for the past 4 years, and I couldn't be more proud in the little bugger

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Yep. great upgrade for those who are on Q6600s, everyone else on X58 should stop whining like little girls and wait for the high end stuff and enjoy the butt load of games out right now that run so well on their still upto date systems.
I disagree. We need more whining. This is grown-up whining we have here, and we can all learn from it and grow. Not to be confused with the kiddy internetz whine. That is just nasty.
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Old 01-07-11, 08:27 AM   #56
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Old 01-07-11, 09:06 AM   #57
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Yep. great upgrade for those who are on Q6600s, everyone else on X58 should stop whining like little girls and wait for the high end stuff and enjoy the butt load of games out right now that run so well on their still upto date systems.
I believe it's also GREAT upgrade for most people with the X58 set-up. For example the i7-2600K & i5-2500K is much faster than i7-920 in every application incluiding games (based on the AnandTech charts).

Plus the i7-2600K & i5-2500K use less power, run cooler and OC better. As AnandTech said in the review conclusion "Sandy Bridge all but puts the final nail in X58's coffin".

I doubt many people with the i7-920 or less set up will buy more expensive "high end stuff" so what is there to wait for or complain about.

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Lynnfield took away a lot of the reason to buy an X58 system as it delivered most of the performance with much more affordable motherboards; Sandy Bridge all but puts the final nail in X58's coffin. Unless you're running a lot of heavily threaded applications, I would recommend a Core i7-2600K over even a Core i7-980X. While six cores are nice, you're better off pocketing the difference in cost and enjoying nearly the same performance across the board (if not better in many cases).

In all but the heaviest threaded applications, Sandy Bridge is the fastest chip on the block—and you get the performance at a fairly reasonable price. The Core i7-2600K is tempting at $317 but the Core i5-2500K is absolutely a steal at $216. You're getting nearly $999 worth of performance at roughly a quarter of the cost.
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I've been waiting to upgrade my E6600 for awhile now. Just been using my laptop, which actually performed just as good as my desktop at a higher resolution haha. Hopefully Newegg gets this in stock soon so I can place my order. I'm going to be getting the Core i5-2500K and an Asus motherboard. It's been a few years since I've had a desktop and I'm pretty excited to finally enjoy the newer games with better visuals.
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Old 01-07-11, 10:41 AM   #59
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I'm waiting to see the microcenter prices myself
Core i5 2500k $180 (quad core)
Core i7 2600k $280 (quad core with HyperThreading)

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Since I just picked up 8GB of DDR3 for ~$55, I'm looking at about $400 total to upgrade my C2D e8400 to a SB 2500K...
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Old 01-07-11, 10:46 AM   #60
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When the 920 is similarly clocked (or any i7/i5 @ 3.4Ghz for example), the differences are negligible and certainly not worth the hassle of a completely new build IMHO. This certainly is not an X58 killer by any means. That will come in Q2.

For Qxxxx users, this is a great upgrade, but unless you absolutely have to have the latest and greatest, there is little to recommend this over a similarly clocked 920 (or other 9xx) in terms of performance.

It's a shame we have to wait for the real next gen stuff. This is just yesterday's performance today with some enhancements and very attractive pricing (I'm not interested in power consumption, on chip GPU etc).
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