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got my pc just before christmas, and its an i5 760

to be honest, i love it, you can keep your sandy bridge hype, i love my cpu. whats the difference (without the i-snob) from my 760 and a SB?
Edited by GlockZoR IV - 1/11/11 at 6:44am
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Just speed AFAIK.
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* AES-NI
* Less heat
* Less power needed
* Built in graphics

With some other nice features aswell. If you do Truecrypt drive encryptions, AES-NI is really awesome.
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32nm and EFI Bios
    
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im happy with my 1366 till IB

but yea, all these threads ive been seeing lately about SB, been coming on less lately. waiting for it to cool down abit
Edited by newpc - 1/11/11 at 6:05am
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post #6 of 34
Totally understand the stance of the Nehalem Users.

But, for peeps like me a SB platform change may be a welcome change.
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Originally Posted by Aaroman View Post
32nm and EFI Bios
And an onboard GPU.

OP: Are you asking the difference between an i5-650, or an i5-760? They're two totally different designs, is why I'm wondering. The i5-6xx are more similar in design to Sandy Bridge. (By this I mean the i5-650s are 32nm, have an onboard GPU, etc.)

I'm planning to keep my i5-760 for a good time to come. No need to replace it any time soon. However.. I've got an aging E5200/5770 combo that will be out the door whenever Bulldozer and x68 make their arrivals.
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Lol sandy bridge isn't even that awesome if your just playing games. Just buy value. Last gen procs are cheaper.
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Lol sandy bridge isn't even that awesome if your just playing games. Just buy value. Last gen procs are cheaper.
+1

Go buy an i3-540 and OC it like crazy. 2 cores (4 threads) should be enough
    
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What is REALLY big about sandybridge is its potential application as a HTPC/media server. Especially with the encoding/decoding capabilities on-board, and also video on the die.

Even without a discrete video card, this thing packs a hell of a punch, even beating out some of the Nehalem benchmarks. I'm going to wait until the die shrink to pick up on Ivy Bridge...I'm still in love with Nehalem/Gulftown.

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