Originally Posted by 06tb06
Why did Intel release their next-generation CPU architecture sandy bridge if the performance is compared to or slightly greater than the first generation of the core architecture?
And what was the whole idea of giving it no DRM and a kill switch which I hear is 3G enabled?
The new graphics on the motherboards only work in 8x/4x mode,
and why a new socket? What was wrong with 1366 or 1156? Now if you want the new chip you need to buy a new mainboard to go with it and go through all the trouble of changing it out.
They released it because they wanted to implement their new 32nm process. This set of processors is supposed to be a "mainstream" platform that is targeting the P55 platform.
As others have said dont worry about DRM and the kill switch, it wont affect you.
There are boards that run at x8/x8 which is the same as x16/x16 minus 1-2 fps at most. Also 1156 has the same PCI-e setup at 1155, no difference there.
Why the new socket? Because intel would like more of your money.
Originally Posted by TickleMeElmo
Clock for clock SB is faster than previous generations, can the same be said for AMD who just gives clock bumps?
The x8/x8 has TWICE the bandwidth of the previous generation controllers, there is very little difference and the x8/x8 may even be faster in some situations.
They moved things like the PCI-E controller onto the die, it was necessary to move to a new socket.
Huh? How? 1155 is using PCI-e 2.0 not 3.0. Therefore it is the same as 1156.
Also PCI-E has been on the CPU die since 1155, this is nothing new.
Originally Posted by Robilar
Even under the older architecture, there are numerous tests that confirm that there is virtually no difference in performance between 8x8x and 16x16x
These chips are far more power efficient than X58 i7 processors as well.
Originally Posted by Poisoner
OP your post is full of fail.
Good controbution to the thread, I'm suprised no one gave you Rep for this.
Yes OP your post is full of fail for asking a question, how dare you!