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As far as i can see the P67 has no real benefit over the p55 chipset and that the P67 will only run with the new 1155 socket is this true or am i missing something please send links so i can read!

the 1155 cpus will be faster than the 1156 obviously but by what percentile? I see the onboard graphics look nice and that its smaller from 45nm to 32nm but what are the major changes im missing?
Edited by Sin Cities Sin - 1/8/11 at 1:56am
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Better CPU, that's it. Still dual channel memory and the same amount of PCIE lanes.
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If you're already on socket 1156 or 1366 don't worry about Sandy Bridge. Your performance will still be great. Gains are minimal maybe 10-20% at most. But if you're on S775, Socket A, S939, S754, S478 or lower still then you might consider upgrading since it will be cheaper than a 1366 setup a little cheaper and faster than an 1156 setup and be a very close match or better than the i7 9xx series CPU. The only great benefit that Sandy Bridge has is threaded applications and can closely match that of the 1366 980X processor for a fraction of the price. Otherwise most older S775 systems with higher end Quads such as Q9500 or higher will still be able to handle a lot of the games that have been released recently with a bit of an overclock. But for gaming purposes most CPU's above S775 can still handle them all.

The only benefit of upgrading is if you're on something older than 1366 or 1156 and need some speed for threaded applications or you're coming from a dual core system. Otherwise you'll be fine with whatever you have for the next few years. Not worth it if you're already on 1366 or 1156.
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Why do people offer up their opinions as fact.

It's clock for clock 7-20% faster - and it overclocks higher than previous gen iCores.

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As far as i can see the P67 has no real benefit over the p55 chipset and that the P67 will only run with the new 1155 socket is this true or am i missing something please send links so i can read!

the 1155 cpus will be faster than the 1156 obviously but by what percentile? I see the onboard graphics look nice and that its smaller from 45nm to 32nm but what are the major changes im missing?
Not quite..

AsRock has a P67 motherboard with 1156 socket that will indeed use Lynnfield processors. So, no, P67 is not exclusive to 1155.

Only other major changes I can think of, native SATA 6gb/s support, and full speed PCIe 2.0 lanes on the chipset instead of PCIe 1.1 speeds.
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the sandy bridge onboard graphics aren't designed for gaming. Amd has the best onboard graphics and you can play games like leaft 4 dead 2 and mass effect 2, intel P67 chipset is an upgraded version of the P55 but i haven't noticed any difference, im going to wait and see what sandy bridge can do after they improved P67 boards glitchy BIOS.
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Also the PCI-e lanes have twice the bandwidth of previous generation processors.
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I'm considering the upgrade for my sig rig. I think I'll be happy with the performance gains. Not sure how much I'll actually be able to see day to day, but I know that with 2011 in gaming, I'll need the power eventually.
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post #9 of 9
Quote:
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Not quite..

AsRock has a P67 motherboard with 1156 socket that will indeed use Lynnfield processors. So, no, P67 is not exclusive to 1155.

Only other major changes I can think of, native SATA 6gb/s support, and full speed PCIe 2.0 lanes on the chipset instead of PCIe 1.1 speeds.
Interesting find.

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