Intel Sandy Bridge promises to deliver GPU quality graphics included in the CPU. However, these graphics are not going to compete directly with mid-range or high-range GPUs, but they will finally allow Intel (which quite honestly, sucks) to enter the graphic market. Finally, laptop users won't have crappy graphic and everyone should have at least decent graphic out of the box.
After 15 years, finally I can consider this question "Do you have a graphics card?" a thing of the past. CPU should include a decent GPU right out of the box, and gamers will continue to buy their fancy Nvidia or ATI mid-range and high-end products, or even combine them in CrossFireX, SLI, or even Mix+Match using Hydra.
The Chinese website http://www.inpai.com.cn has published a review that shows that there is little to no benefit in Intel Sandy Bridge if you compare the famous Intel Core i7 875k with the new Intel Core i7 2600k
However, they were able to reach 4.7Ghz, so I don't see why they are so disappointed with Intel. Anyway, here is what they had to say about the new Intel Core i7 2600k
As far as overclocking is concerned, the Core i7 2600K processor reached a not so impressive 4.7GHz which is a disappointment amongst overclockers since they were the only one who's gonna pay for this CPU
I wrote the intro to the article. The Chinese might have been expecting 5Ghz
From what I read, they HAVE to buy the unlocked multiplier version
if you don't buy the K you're pretty much screwed, as you can see the base clock remains 100Mhz
From what I know, buying the Intel Core i7 2600k will be totally worth it, but I assume A LOT of users who don't know that will be frustrated when they buy an expensive CPU and learn (after they already payed for it), that they can't overclock it
Yeah I agree, overclocking should be made easier, I think I'll stick with my 920.
I guess this processor is aimed at people that wouldn't overclock anyway, people who buy this probably want the benefits of the onboard GPU, whereas people that overclock will most likely buy a dedicated GPU.
Well, hitting 4.5k on 2500k is a joke. I hit that from straight asus autotuning. It's not even hard or a challenge. Just click auto-tune and come back 10 min later. It's that last .5k that will require a little bit of work.
Basically, if you can't hit 4.5k on a processor, you got unlucky.
I have my CPU running at 4.5Ghz, but it runs SLOWER than my Intel Core i7 875k @ 4.1Ghz
Is this because the FSB was removed from the mobo and the speed in which the CPU communicates with the mobo is 100Mhz?
I've read on reviews from previous generations, than cranking up the FSB generated better results than just playing with the multipliers, since the CPU communicate with the mobo at good speeds, imagine 190Mhz
Now, with 100Mhz, is that a bottleneck?
It seems like my Intel Core i7 2600k @ 4.5Ghz is slower than my Intel Core i7 875k @ 4.1Ghz
That really sucks
I tested with Adobe Premiere CS5