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Poll Results: Will sandybridge be a WISE/SmART upgrade from core i7

 
  • 5% (4)
    Yes get the SB it will be huge difference!!
  • 76% (51)
    No I would stay with your i7 its more then Okay!!
  • 5% (4)
    Merry christmas YESS get SB
  • 11% (8)
    Who cares
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post #21 of 46
Sandy Bridge looks like it'd be more of sideways move rather than a upgrade for current i7 users.

For i5/i3 or AMD equal sandy bridge may be a nice upgrade.
post #22 of 46
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Any of the 6 core i7's are going to be faster then anything from SB.

They will be the fastest intel cpu's until Ivy Bridge comes out.
we are only seeing half the story with LGA 1155.
post #23 of 46
http://www.anandtech.com/show/3871/t...-wins-in-a-row
I would recommend reading that article, to answer most of your questions. There is a roadmap comparing the sandy bridges to the 1st gen i3, i5 and i7s.
But incase you CBF reading it..
1. Depends which one you want. The highest (i7 2600 and 2600K) will be 4 cores 8 threads (hyper-threading), the i5s (2500, 2500K and 2400) will all be 4 cores/4 threads but I'm not too sure if they will have hyper threading. Anandtech's samples didn't. The i3s will have 2 cores/4 threads.

2. Sandy Bridge will be LGA 1155 so there is currently no motherboards out (?) for it. They will be P67 and H67. The motherboards will be released when the CPU is released (most likely, anyway) as there is no use for them without SB.

3. Uhh... I'm not too sure what you mean, but on a P67 motherboard you will be able to use up to DDR3-2133.

4. I'd say yes, if you are going to overclock. Is your 950 overclocked? If so, to what? I'd get a great CPU cooler (water or air, up to you) and then overclock an i7 2600K to multiplier x40 or so. The bus speed is locked on the 2nd gen i7s, at around 100. If you don't want to overclock, keep your 950.
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----be on alert for the 18-17-16 countdown to Sandy Bridge posters who are sure to hit this thread with 100 posts per day on stories of lifelong glory.---- LOL
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Oh, and we barely know anything about Ivy Bridge. Its going to come out either very late 2011 or early 2012. I did see somewhere that there was going to be 8 core cpus with it, however....
Edited by Joshpwnz - 12/26/10 at 1:34am
post #26 of 46
SB wont really be an upgrade for anyone with a 1366 i7 setup, hell not even for a good 1156 setup to be perfectly honest!

If you are still on 775 or want to swap from AMD then yes, its the perfect upgrade.

Of course, if you are an upgrade whore, then this wont mean anything cause you probably allready have it preordered lol
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post #27 of 46
Answer to question #4: Nooo!!!!
Since im a geek let me explain:
If we look at the following facts we can imagine that Sandy Bridge is mid-range (LGA 1156 like) microarchitecture: It supports only Dual-Channel memory and also got slower PCI-e speeds when using CFX/SLI.

You may not need/want Multi-GPU and tons of RAM, but hey going Sandy Bridge from a i7 950 is a serious downgrade.

Also i purchased new PC 2 weeks ago, i picked i7 950 because it will last long, even if Intel will release LGA 1366 replacement today (Ivy Bridge?) it will not have so much upgrades

EDIT: http://www.maximumpc.com/article/hom..._mobo_obsolete
Edited by Colt - 12/26/10 at 4:52am
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post #28 of 46
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Answer to question #4: Nooo!!!!
Since im a geek let me explain:
If we look at the following facts we can imagine that Sandy Bridge is mid-range (LGA 1156 like) microarchitecture: It supports only Dual-Channel memory and also got slower PCI-e speeds when using CFX/SLI.

You may not need/want Multi-GPU and tons of RAM, but hey going Sandy Bridge from a i7 950 is a serious downgrade.

Also i im purchased new PC 2 weeks ago, i picked i7 950 because it will last long, even if Intel will release LGA 1366 replacement today (Ivy Bridge?) it will not have so much upgrades
YEAH... Total Downgrade...

Core I7 950 Vantage GTX 460 :



Core I7 2600K Vantage GTX 460 :

    
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Originally Posted by Jean-Luc
YEAH... Total Downgrade...
Thank you Captain Obvious, now let someone do same benchs with Multi-GPU
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slower PCI-e speeds when using CFX/SLI.

Edited by Colt - 12/26/10 at 4:54am
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Thank you Captain Obvious, now let someone do same benchs with Multi-GPU
Give me a few days
    
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