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1) $$$
2) $$$
3) $$$

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post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by Fusion Racing View Post
First off, more money. People will always want the newest thing, therefore Intel can make a decent amount of money off the CPU's. They're also 32nm I believe so its progressing technology.

The DRM/Kill Switch isn't really what you think it is, there is a thread explaining it all on here somewhere.

I believe the graphics PCIE lanes are on the CPU now, and run 8x/8x.

Not sure on the new socket though, I suppose its a way of making the motherboard manufacturers more money.
This, the money part. Also, the core parts of your system are the same as mine.
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They made a new socket becuase 1156 would not have worked with the on die GPU.

1366 same deal.

The DRM thing doesn't do anything other than intel insider.

8x 8x doesn't affect performance noticeably
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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?
Sandy Bridge is 32 nm. First generation is 45 nm. That means two times smaller transistors. That means two times more transistors can be squeezed at the same level of power consumption. Power consumption is often the limiting factor (they could probably make a 8-core first generation i7 right now, but no one would have any idea how to cool it).

So, even with the fat, useless and idle GPU occupying 20% of the die, the 2600K consumes almost 30% less power than an equally clocked i7-975.
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