Originally Posted by tpi2007
One healthy thing I take from this thread is that the Intel fans that are posting here are rational and see things how they are and call Intel out when they feel the need to and don't defend the brand just because.
SB owners: keep your systems, if you have an i5 and want more threads, either grab a second hand i7-2600K or an i7-3770K from Micro Center ;
Nehalem owners: if you have your CPUs running at 4.2 Ghz and don't mind the extra power usage, keep them for another year or wait until AMD releases the HD 9000 series later this year in order to assess the upgrade need when it comes to CPU bottlenecks then.
I agree with that. I bet most
people couldn't care less what brand is inside, so long as it's the fastest they can afford
. I came very close to buying a 1090T originally, at the time it was only a $30 difference between the 2.
btw, I'm revising Intel's Back to the Future statement to:
"Delivering Tomorrow's Performance Today" Grab Sandy Bridge today, and we won't give you a reason to upgrade for a few generations! ( Unless you game on the built in IGPU )
I stuck with Sandy Bridge simply because it has better IPC, higher avg OC's, and lower power consumption over Nehalem.
Nehalem --> Sandy
Sandy --> Ivy
Ivy --> Haswell