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1st generation core i processor vs 2nd generation?

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March 30, 2011 2:51:55 AM

Hello, I just want to ask if there are some difference between the 1st release of core i processors and the 2nd gen core i processor??
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March 30, 2011 3:07:38 AM

Hello, and welcome to THG.

Yes.

Each series features a different microarchitecture and transistor size. The 1st generation is a 45 nanometer transistorized circuit that is designed for the Nehalem architecture. It also features dual, quad, and hexa core CPU's.

the 2nd generation is a 32 nanometer transistorized circuit that is designed for the Sandy Bridge architecture. It also features hexacore CPU's with an integrated Graphics processor or IGP.
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March 30, 2011 3:13:50 AM

^ Oh, yeah, forgot.

Gulftown was the 32 nanometer hexacore.
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March 30, 2011 3:28:16 AM

thanks for the welcome. :) 


But for example, i am currently using the previous release of i5 processor, and i decided to buy 2nd gen i7, can i do that?? or basically, the question is, do they have the same socket??
March 30, 2011 3:32:16 AM

What socket are you running?
March 30, 2011 3:37:42 AM

i believe it is socket 1156 LGA
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March 30, 2011 3:39:38 AM

Stick with the 1156 LGA i5 processors.
March 30, 2011 3:52:44 AM

dogman_1234 said:
Stick with the 1156 LGA i5 processors.




thanks dogman! :) 
March 30, 2011 4:01:21 AM

btw, does this mean that I should not buy Intel Core i7-930 (2.8G) 8mb LGA1366 but instead, i should buy Intel Core i7-860 (2.8G) 8mb LGA1156, correct?
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March 30, 2011 4:12:05 AM

Correct.
March 30, 2011 5:10:03 AM

but is it the best deal for i7 processor that is applicable for my PC?
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March 30, 2011 5:11:41 AM

Sure. If it is compatible and you ave the resources,( money) to purchase it, go ahead and do it.
March 30, 2011 5:26:24 AM

Thanks dude! :D 

one more thing, any reason why Intel Core i7-860 (2.8G) 8mb LGA1156 is more expensive than Intel Core i7-930 (2.8G) 8mb LGA1366?
March 30, 2011 5:36:55 AM

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Might look into an X3440 as well. Its an 870 but clocked lower and cheaper



in layman's term please. im not that tech as u observed. sorry :( 
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March 30, 2011 5:39:04 AM

Basically, more bang for you buck.
March 30, 2011 5:48:52 AM

thanks. so i think i have no choice but to go for Intel Core i7-860 (2.8G) 8mb LGA1156, right? :/ 
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March 30, 2011 5:57:04 AM

Seems like it.
March 30, 2011 6:00:27 AM

Thanks a lot! :D 
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