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Well, I'm still on 775, and only now I'm considering upgrading my pc. Although I have Q6600, I'm sure I'll see more than a decent improvement in performance (gaming, vegas, photoshop...) with sandy bridge, especially because my cpu's oc is limited (****ty mobo, can't go beyond 2.68GHz without crashing or even not booting up). I upgrade every two or three years, and in the meantime I stop following hardware releases and improvements... So when time comes for an upgrade, it's very hard trying to catch up with new all the new stuff, but that's probably what keeps me from upgrading every time when new, better, hardware is available.
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I don't remember anything on this level. I think it was b/c Nehalem just walked all over socket 775 chips while Sandy Bridge is the mid-range replacement and while it is definitely an improvement even over x58 it isn't big enough to warrant an upgrade for most people.
2011 is where the action will be. The other thing to remember is that Nehalem was a new architecture that brought big gains over Conroe and Wolfdale. Sandy Bridge and Ivy whatever will be more incremental upgrades.

EDIT: Keep in mind as well that a lot of old timer overclockers are pissed that Intel is trying to turn overclocking into a selling point on the more expensive processors, taking the unlocked multi only on high end chips logic a step further. The whole reason people started overclocking at all was that they realized that they could get $1000 performance out of a $200 cpu. It was never a big enough part of the market engaged in overclocking to hurt their bottom line in missed sales on high end cpus, they just want to squeeze more money out of enthusiasts, the people who have poured more of their own money into tech companies like Intel than any other group of people.
Edited by Mygaffer - 1/15/11 at 11:05am
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It's really just about the sockets if you ask me. If SB didn't require 1366 users to ditch their expensive mobo and RAM it would be a whole different story.
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I don't remember anything on this level. I think it was b/c Nehalem just walked all over socket 775 chips while Sandy Bridge is the mid-range replacement and while it is definitely an improvement even over x58 it isn't big enough to warrant an upgrade for most people.
2011 is where the action will be. The other thing to remember is that Nehalem was a new architecture that brought big gains over Conroe and Wolfdale. Sandy Bridge and Ivy whatever will be more incremental upgrades.
Very true, but not for us comming from Socket 775. Massive gains and i mean massive!
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Very true, but not for us comming from Socket 775. Massive gains and i mean massive!
Of course Sandy Bridge is the only Intel upgrade path that makes sense for socket 775.

Still, if you can wait in a couple months Bulldozer will be here. Lets see what it looks like.
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It's really just about the sockets if you ask me. If SB didn't require 1366 users to ditch their expensive mobo and RAM it would be a whole different story.
+1 I would using a 2500k right now if it wasnt for the fact that I would need a new board
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+1 I would using a 2500k right now if it wasnt for the fact that I would need a new board
They should have tried to do what AMD did, and make CPU's for transition like the X4 940 and X4 920 were originally for rather than dumping an entirely new platform all together.
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Of course Sandy Bridge is the only Intel upgrade path that makes sense for socket 775.

Still, if you can wait in a couple months Bulldozer will be here. Lets see what it looks like.
I've already waited 3 years . Even if bulldozer beats 1155 chips i don't really care. The performance increase from 775 to 1155 is enourmous and well worth the money paid for the platform.

But i usually skip a generation of CPU's anyway as my own personal rule of thumb (Unless the system bogs down so much it's useless).
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+1 I would using a 2500k right now if it wasnt for the fact that I would need a new board
+2, I would be benching one right now as well. But not only would I need another mobo for 2500K/2600k (along with another cpu waterblock), but when I upgrade to LGA2011 later this year, I would have to upgrade everything again (and go back to my 1366 waterblock since socket holes are supposed to be same spacing on 2011 and 1366).
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+2, I would be benching one right now as well. But not only would I need another mobo for 2500K/2600k (along with another cpu waterblock), but when I upgrade to LGA2011 later this year, I would have to upgrade everything again (and go back to my 1366 waterblock since socket holes are supposed to be same spacing on 2011 and 1366).
Correct me if I'm wrong but isn't LGA 2011 supposed to be the server socket and 1356 is going to replace 1366?
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