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I googled around a bit, and it seems that Intel will launch a Video Streaming service and this DRM will actually serve as a way to make pirating these streamed videos harder.

I don't think it's something to be worried about.
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Care to explain why???
Sandy Bridge is aimed at home users and gamers. In these usage situations s1155 cpu's offer largely no noticeable performance gains in these environments over the s1156 cpu's(same with the GPU; any gamers will have a discrete solution). In addition you have no extra PCIe lanes so its another reason for s1156 owners to stay put. Ivy-Bridge will be the one to go for for both gamers(PCIe 3) and if like myself you use applications that love as many threads as it can have the 8/16's look very appealing.
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Hell yah just watched this movie again last night with the wife. A great one.

sorry for OT.
Hihi, we have watched this movie countless times with my wife. talking of SB, if I can get 2500k with a "decent" board for around $400 or less I will bite. If not I will get with i5-750 and Maximus for around $325.
post #184 of 377
I remember reading about this in 2005!! it has been implemented before on other intel proccessors

dont worry about it guys do some more reading this is old news!
Edited by Chewy - 1/3/11 at 2:13pm
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This seams to be an overblown issue. It appears that Intel has implemented a hardware accelerated DRM implementation to stream HD content over the internet. If anything this is a good thing because it will remove another reason for Hollywood to not stream movies over the internet. If you don't like this chip DRM? Then don't use their streaming service simple as that. This isn't some all mighty CPU DRM overload like some of these previous posts have made it sound like.
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I dont like DRM and I dont like the face that they are trying to force it, regardless of whether it affect me or not. If I buy a piece of hardware, it better damn well let me do what I want with it. This is just another attempt at creating a stepping stone for something more.
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post #187 of 377
First they decide to limit overclocking capabilities, then they incorporate a "kill switch," now integrated DRM? What the fail?! Appalling...
Edited by Diabolical999 - 1/3/11 at 2:40pm
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post #188 of 377
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Everyone, please read the article. Your fears will be calmed. Ignore most of the posts in this thread.
Even if it is purely for streaming, that doesn't stop them slowly expanding it or enabling features we don't know about at a later date, does it?

Paranoid? Maybe, but I'd rather be paranoid and have a slower chip than end up getting screwed over by this in the future.

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I googled around a bit, and it seems that Intel will launch a Video Streaming service and this DRM will actually serve as a way to make pirating these streamed videos harder.

I don't think it's something to be worried about.
See above, if you want to make someone do something they'd rather not do...You take baby steps.

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Originally Posted by AtomicFrost View Post
This seams to be an overblown issue. It appears that Intel has implemented a hardware accelerated DRM implementation to stream HD content over the internet. If anything this is a good thing because it will remove another reason for Hollywood to not stream movies over the internet. If you don't like this chip DRM? Then don't use their streaming service simple as that. This isn't some all mighty CPU DRM overload like some of these previous posts have made it sound like.
See above.


Now I see why it seems like the majority of the world have no capability to think long-term...
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post #189 of 377
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I believe this has to deal with the whole streaming video wirelessly from your laptop/desktop to your TV. Wish people would actually read what "Intel Insider" was. Rather than post BS.
If that's the case, no probs.

But if it's an anti-piracy, anti-streaming, anti-ripping move, then I'm off to AMD, no matter how much better Intel are.

Because, imho, I don't care how much lobbying or how the law views things such as Streaming and DVD Ripping, because I will rip my bought copies and I will stream the latest TV shows. Nothing short of the end of the world is going to stop me. Until they create a unified website that allows you to pay a monthly subscription of under £10pm for access to ALL TV shows (much like a megavideo account) then they're SOL.
    
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The performance vs cost of the SB line up does appear to drive a nail into the coffin of AMD's current cpu's. I'd advise anyone thinking of buying a new set up to get either a 2500k or 2600k, in fact i emailed my mate with a link to this thread earlier.

However the pricing doesn't seem to quite add up, that is to say doesn't seem to be inline with Intels usual strategy. If they prudoce a great cpu, that has no competition in the other camp, they will price it accordingly. An extreme (literally) example is the i7 980x. This makes me think that Bulldozer will actually perform, and that they are taking the "FX" moniker return seriously, maybe AMD BD's will be heavily priced. Or it could simply be that these are their mid range chips, so they're selling them for that market, with no thought of the opposition, except that it will kill sales, at least in the sort term, for AMD.

Either way, for AMD, BD had better be exceptional, or they will lose more market share, and regardless of how much cheaper entire systems are, there will come a point where shareholders won't want to keep taking tiny, diminishing dividends, and will take their cash elsewhere.

None of the current i7 quads are competing with SB, despite a few users wimpers, because at the end of the day, why should anyone run SB at 4Ghz when it can easily run at 4.5Ghz just to make a few sore users (lol) feel better.
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