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Edited by nothing4me - 6/25/08 at 6:55pm
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The really, really big question is: What are you going to use it for?

If the answer is games, because most of them are going to be single thread, there really isn't a big reason to wait. The improvements made in Nehalem are mostly all aimed at multithreaded performance and CPU scaling in server/HPC environments.

It's really only worth waiting for if you do A LOT of multitasking and/or work with a lot of multithreaded programs on a regular basis, because that's really where the improvements are going to be.
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Well, the ones that will be out at the end of this year will be uber expensive and you'll need a whole new mobo, DDR3 etc.

What is your current system?
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They will only be putting out the high-end versions this year, unless you want to wait 6 months for the lower to mid-range chips just go crazy and buy a CPU now.
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Originally Posted by darkcloud89 View Post
The really, really big question is: What are you going to use it for?

If the answer is games, because most of them are going to be single thread, there really isn't a big reason to wait. The improvements made in Nehalem are mostly all aimed at multithreaded performance and CPU scaling in server/HPC environments.

It's really only worth waiting for if you do A LOT of multitasking and/or work with a lot of multithreaded programs on a regular basis, because that's really where the improvements are going to be.
That sums it up perfectly. +Rep
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The really, really big question is: What are you going to use it for?

If the answer is games, because most of them are going to be single thread, there really isn't a big reason to wait. The improvements made in Nehalem are mostly all aimed at multithreaded performance and CPU scaling in server/HPC environments.

It's really only worth waiting for if you do A LOT of multitasking and/or work with a lot of multithreaded programs on a regular basis, because that's really where the improvements are going to be.
Yea, it's for gaming. Thanks for clearing it up, it does make a lot of sense. I'll be getting a Q9450 then.
Thanks! +rep.
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Well, the ones that will be out at the end of this year will be uber expensive and you'll need a whole new mobo, DDR3 etc.

What is your current system?
I agree, it would probably be expensive since it's headed mainly for processor intensive applications.
Edited by nothing4me - 6/25/08 at 6:54pm
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I don't know exactly when the prices will drop, but Intel said that it will be pulled from production in Q1 09.
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They will drop the moment you buy it by 100$, and then you'll be pissed off! The way its meant to be man
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the Q9550 prices should drop in Q3-Q4 i would say because nehlan will be out or should be out
    
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I don't know exactly when the prices will drop, but Intel said that it will be pulled from production in Q1 09.
I was planning on getting the 9550 to run on a DX48BT2 to run next to my 9450 system, but after seeing all the Bloomfield stats I think I'll just hang out until that hits the streets. The 3 versions of it coming out are the prices of the 9450/9550/X9650 respectively, same clocks too I believe(?). But, amazingly fast - so it'll mean new board/Proc/Ram - more excuses for the wife to leave me - same old story lol.

Now is probably the worst time to buy anything being so close to a huge release, really pisses me off
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