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6 core extreme or Sandy Bridge

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October 22, 2010 6:16:15 AM

I'm looking towards a little more power, currently running an I7 920 and know the 6 core extreme I7 is a worthwhile upgrade.
But I'm also reluctant to purchase drop $1000 on a chip when Sandy Bridge is around the corner.

Would you wait or purchase now?
More importantly, will they be releasing a quad core (or 6 core) Sandy Bridge chip that's going to completly outshine the current offerings.

I'm out of patience and desperate for some more power.

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October 22, 2010 6:29:53 AM

What are you doing that makes the i7 inadequate?

If you are looking for a little more power, put a better cooler on the 920 and overclock it.

Otherwise, I'd wait for Sandy Bridge - at least to see how it performs compared to the i7.
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October 22, 2010 6:31:44 AM

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Extra power is always good and I see the 6 core extreme I7 has almost x2 power over the I7 920
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October 22, 2010 1:15:35 PM

^ You are better off spending a bit more and getting a 2P system. It will only cost about $600-700 extra for a 2P over just getting a single I7 980X.

And no, I would not buy now. Esp. given the fact that a midrange SB can keep up with 980X in some benches: http://www.anandtech.com/show/3871/the-sandy-bridge-pre...

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October 22, 2010 3:35:09 PM

Hmm, Intel's roadmap says the "performance" and "extreme" Sandy Bridge CPUs will be out in Q2 of next year, and I've read where they include an 8-core, 16-thread beast that should outperform an i7-980X by a signficant margin. Maybe Intel will set the price at $1K as well for the desktop version..
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October 22, 2010 7:16:44 PM

^ For the 8C/16T probably $1k, but the rest should be less than that.
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October 22, 2010 7:58:39 PM

Unlock the HT cores.. They should give you a little more performance.. Otherwise, if you do have the money to spend, take Shadow's advice and invest on a 2P workstation setup..
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November 1, 2010 12:18:11 AM

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November 1, 2010 12:18:22 AM

Thanks for sharing your opinions.
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November 1, 2010 12:21:30 AM

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