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Im not flamin. I really just want to know why people are all about the Sandy Bridge right now. I know its new tech, but unless IM missing something, looks like it as a bit more L3 Cache and bit higher clock speed.

I bet the 1st gen core i7's are going to come down in price over the next few months
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Its the best out right now.
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Overclocking headroom I believe. It's only slightly faster than Nehalem clock-for-clock, but it clocks higher easier.
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Originally Posted by Boyboyd View Post
Overclocking headroom I believe. It's only slightly faster than Nehalem clock-for-clock, but it clocks higher easier.
This.
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the hype is because we can see that lga2011 cpus will be awesome. otherwise they are just nice cpus.
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I love mine!!!!!!!!!! I have oc'ed to 4.2 without touching the vcore. Fully stable .

The pc is so much faster than a q9550 lga 775. The frames on my games have increased a lot too. I love it!!
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post #7 of 24
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Originally Posted by lightsout View Post
Its the best out right now.
ahhhh, it all makes sense now. Thanks!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lightsout View Post
Its the best out right now.
Besides Gulftown.
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post #9 of 24
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Besides Gulftown.
^^^^^
This =)
post #10 of 24
It's a good upgrade if you're on an older platform (like LGA 775) but honestly I don't understand why so many people are leaving LGA 1156/1366 to go to Sandy Bridge. I guess they just need to spend money.
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