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I7 now or Sandy Bridge Q1 2011?

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September 27, 2010 7:06:24 PM

I am going to get a new computer some time soon and game a lot, should I go ahead and get an i7 now or wait a few months and get the new sandy bridge technology?

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September 27, 2010 7:25:02 PM

That depends on how desperately you need a new computer. I'd personally wait for Sandy Bridge to come out, but if you really need a computer right now, then it might be worth buying now.
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September 27, 2010 7:39:49 PM

I'm not so sure you will lust after the 'Granny' Sandy if you have the hots for i7. Sandy Bridge-E should (get you excited :)  ) roll sometime in Q2-2011.

Nobody knows, but the *E* will probably cost a bit more than the current i7 arch - LOL
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September 27, 2010 7:54:31 PM

i tell people who are buying now, either get amd or 1366, i think intel might release sandy sooner than we think, ES have been out for a while now and benchies are even available, id wait
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September 27, 2010 7:59:24 PM

Which ever you get, it will be outdated and "old". I personally think the Sandy Bridge aint gonna be that huge of a performance boost over the i7's. Not huge meaning not WOW i need one right now as it makes my OC'd i7 930 look like a Intel Celeron 1.8ghz
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September 27, 2010 8:40:22 PM

Wisecracker said:
I'm not so sure you will lust after the 'Granny' Sandy if you have the hots for i7. Sandy Bridge-E should (get you excited :)  ) roll sometime in Q2-2011.

Nobody knows, but the *E* will probably cost a bit more than the current i7 arch - LOL

The "midrange" sandy bridge stuff that's coming out in Q1 should quite handily beat any i7 on the market today except the 6-core ones, so I wouldn't so quick to dismiss it.
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September 27, 2010 10:50:46 PM

cjl nailed it in both his posts.
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September 27, 2010 11:29:31 PM

cjl said:
The "midrange" sandy bridge stuff that's coming out in Q1 should quite handily beat any i7 on the market today except the 6-core ones, so I wouldn't so quick to dismiss it.


Is that why it scores 4.63 in Cinebench 11.5 with 4 cores and 8 threads? :??: 

Photo from above linky
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September 27, 2010 11:58:32 PM

It's not like sandy bridge will be better then all i7 processors. If you get a real good i7 you'll be straight for a few years tbh. And i doubt you will get the best sandy bridge anyway.
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September 28, 2010 2:40:38 AM

oh crap, i forgot about the anand review...lo0l

good looking out badtrip
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October 4, 2010 1:26:11 PM

@fzr2400, start your own thread rather than trying to hijack this one. And if you do start your own don't bump it if no one takes any notice of it.
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