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post #1 of 10
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I saw a post over at another forum and a few users were ditching the i7-920 to 950s for the newer sandy bridge... Are the Sandy bridge expected to be better then the i7's (not the 970-980 right?).

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post #2 of 10
I really doubt you will see better performance with Sandy, I think Ivy will be the upgrade for those with i7s.
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post #3 of 10
bloomfield<SB<IB.

as far as i know.
post #4 of 10
Not at all.

Some people just got to have the newest stuff.

In this case in it is a bad choice. 1366 is enthusiast SB is not.

You should wait till the SB enthusiast socket comes out so you dont lose performance in some areas.
    
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post #5 of 10
No one really knows yet, we can't really tell until the chips are released. The rumors are that SB overclocks really well. (able to it 4.8Ghz on air)
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post #6 of 10
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nah I'm probably gonna wait till ivy but I feel this forum is just full of noobs. I really would like to see how these sandy reviews stack against the i7's and not the i5's.
post #7 of 10
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nah I'm probably gonna wait till ivy but I feel this forum is just full of noobs. I really would like to see how these sandy reviews stack against the i7's and not the i5's.
This forum is filled with fanboi's. Either you have the people who just bought into the X58 platform and are all butt hurt because its being replaced. Or you have the people who treat Sandy Bridge like its a new found religion. I could honestly careless if Sandy Bridge is better then Bloomfield, I still don't use my 930 to its full potential. The thing is no one really knows which is better yet, we have to wait until the damn chips are released!
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post #8 of 10
looking forward to the new released chip.
post #9 of 10
I like my I7 chips that I have.Will I go to a SB?Probably when the price comes way down after Intel releases a few more chips.Thet had better fold pretty darn well too before I would think about one.
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post #10 of 10
The Sandy Bridge chips coming in January are just upgrades to Lynnfield. LGA-1366 is still the enthusiast platform. Frankly, I don't see any reason why anyone already rocking a Bloomfield (particularly one that's overclocked) would want to downgrade to mainstream Sandy Bridge. You lose triple channel and PCIe lanes for what? A 10% boost in IPC?
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