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Why are people being bashed for going from 1366 to 1155?

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I don't get the ridicule we're receiving. Sandy Bridge performs up to 20% faster, clock for clock, can hit higher OCs right off the bat, draws less power and produces less heat, and it's a boatload cheaper than equivalent 1366 performance.

Why all the hate?
post #2 of 12
I'd imagine with a 1366 system, you'd have something usable enough to see what happens when 2011 comes out
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The real question is:

Why do you care?

People will always say this and that about anything and everything. Pay them no mind.
 
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Many people consider it more of a side-step than an upgrade. It's a little faster at some tasks, about the same or maybe a little slower at others. One problem is that some people are upset that they paid $600+ a year ago or less for performance than can now be had for $300-$400.
 
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post #5 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by AdmiralThrawn View Post
Why all the hate?
Because to some of us it doesn't make sense. Why spend a couple hundred dollars to go from an already powerful and flexible platform to one only slightly moreso? Well, I mean, when you're talking about overclocks and raw power, "slightly" is the wrong word, but you know what I mean.

Edit; Mr. Mojo has a good point, too.
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post #6 of 12
Probably a result of the hatred ingrained in society towards the bourgeosie.
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post #7 of 12
No one is denying the performance advantage of Sandy Bridge over Nehalem, but you must admit overclocking on a Sandy Bridge platform is like 'Overclocking for Dummies'.
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post #8 of 12
I wouldnt bash anyone for doing it, but I wouldnt recommend it for Mr. Average Joe especially if his 1366 system is an i7 980x or i7 970. But Overclock.net members are a different story, constantly upgrading regardless of cost for the thrill of rebuilding.
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post #9 of 12
I think the Price issue has something to do with it, but in Aussie even the i7 1366 is still pricey.
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Intel Core i7 980X EXTREME Core i7 CPU, SIX-CORE 3.33 GHz, 6.4 GT/sec QPI, 12MB Cache, Socket LGA136 [3]PreorderETA$1345.00$1355.00
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post #10 of 12
The K series may be why.
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