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I have a core i7 950, should I purchase the new "Sandy Bridge" or wait for their next generation?:
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no, but socket 2011 will be. If you go with 1155 you will be downgrading
 
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Not on a single card solution or even with two.

SB is faster, end of story.

Next gen isn't IB, IB is the same gen as SB.
    
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Not on a single card solution or even with two.

SB is faster, end of story.

Next gen isn't IB, IB is the same gen as SB.
IB=Same Gen as SB but die shrinked to 22nm with maybe a few minor tweaks
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SB will help you out in multi card solutons. SB is like a SUPER HIGH TECH 1156 with the performan, without the price premium of 1366
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Yes, but IB won't be out until 2012 it seems though.

Also SB should see 6 and 8 core chips.

But IB will be faster, but in a year you can just sell and upgrade at that time.
    
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Yes, but IB won't be out until 2012 it seems though.

Also SB should see 6 and 8 core chips.

But IB will be faster, but in a year you can just sell and upgrade at that time.
SB won't see any chips higher than 4 cores. Intel has already stated that publicly.

IB or 1365 will be the ones with 6 cores and possibly more. Unfortunately, Intel hasn't stated publicly the exact amount of cores in their next top CPU but speculation and rumors state 8.

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I have a core i7 950, should I purchase the new "Sandy Bridge" or wait for their next generation?:
Honestly, I just don't see it. For around 10% performance gain clock for clock to have to build an entire new system just isn't worth it to me. Now SB does have a better FPU than the current gen which gives it the big gain but the Integer gain is a little low. I say stick with what you've got until 1365 because if you went 1366 originally, you'll want to at least go upwards so to speak (upwards as in sticking with the enthusiast socket rather than going to the mainstream).
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_B...roarchitecture)

That is what I was going off of, though like much of the internet info it should be taken with a grain of salt.

It does show 6/8 core extreme/enthusiast chips for SB however.
    
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_B...roarchitecture)

That is what I was going off of, though like much of the internet info it should be taken with a grain of salt.

It does show 6/8 core extreme/enthusiast chips for SB however.
Well if you look under "Socket" you'll notice that area is blank. That's all speculation currently. Intel has already stated that Sandy Bridge is a mainstream socket and will not see any cores higher than 4.

The other reason is that Sandy Bridge is not an enthusiast socket. It's the mainstream socket. The replacement for LGA 1366 (1365) will be the enthusiast socket. However, there's also rumor and speculation (all unconfirmed and never actually stated by Intel) that IB will see 6 core mainstream CPU's but again, that's just rumor and speculation. I think the only thing set in stone is that Intel plans to kill the dual core with the shrink of Sandy Bridge to Ivy Bridge.
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Honestly, I just don't see it. For around 10% performance gain clock for clock to have to build an entire new system

Well to be fair you really only need a mobo and the chip if you already have DDR3
    
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