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Start upgrading to Nehalem from Lynnfield now, or wait until the next CPU's hit the market?

Does anyone know if this architecture will speed up encoding with Flash Media Live Encoder from Lynnfield i5 750 1156? Or will a i7 980x 6 core be the only thing that would be any significant boost in frame rates? I guess regardless this would be a nice stepping stone into 1366 architecture, this price is pretty stellar right?
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it's been that price since feb/mar '10

if you're encoding, HT definitely helps

i'd get the i7 2600k instead though, only $80 more at microcenter, easier to OC, can OC higher, less cooling needed, faster clock for clock, cheaper mobos, cheaper RAM
Edited by koven - 2/1/11 at 6:25pm
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shoot i remember when my i7 920 was $200
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it's been that price since feb/mar '10

if you're encoding, HT definitely helps

i'd get the i7 2600k instead though, only $80 more at microcenter, easier to OC, can OC higher, less cooling needed, faster clock for clock, cheaper mobos, cheaper RAM
Steer clear of SB. Intel made a huge mistake releasing it this early
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wait a few months to get SB. right now, even newegg deactivated all the p67 related chips. the processors themselves are fine, but the chipsets on the mobos are not.
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wait a few months to get SB. right now, even newegg deactivated all the p67 related chips. the processors themselves are fine, but the chipsets on the mobos are not.
How do you know if it is the only flaw? There might be other problems. Everybody was having issues with boards they bought...
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wait a few months to get SB. right now, even newegg deactivated all the p67 related chips. the processors themselves are fine, but the chipsets on the mobos are not.
Yup. The north bridge caused the sata ports to deteriorate pretty quickly if I remember right.
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Yup. The north bridge caused the sata ports to deteriorate pretty quickly if I remember right.
It takes about 3 years for about 5-15% of users
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It takes about 3 years for about 5-15% of users
Exactly. Hardly what I call a "huge mistake".. Costly oversight perhaps?
SB is still the superior chip..
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SandyBridge is the way to go. Overclocking it almost feels like cheating becuase of how easy it is.

The sata II ports are what is the issue with the boards and you will get a nearly free replacement of the board in april (may have to pay for shipping your board out but the details are not definite yet).

Boards like the P8P67 Pro come with 4xSata III Ports (completely fine) and 4xSata II Ports (the bad ports). If you have to use more than 4xSata ports, then put your optical drives in the sata II ports to not experience issues.

The problem is completely overblown on most boards. On boards that only have the intel standard of 4xSata II (bad) and 2xSata III(good) with more than 2 drives needing sata connection, then it really is an issue that can be solved with a $20 sata controller pci card.
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