What's This It Costs More Than A Sandy Bridge?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115041 What's Yourkfield????????? I Thought Sandy Bridge Was The Best But This Is LGA 775??????? So Im Guessing This Is A Upgrade From A Pentium 4????????
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  1. Old processors cost a lot after production stops.
  2. Hazbot said:
    Old processors cost a lot after production stops.

    +1

    This might help you:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/gaming-cpu-review-overclock,3106-5.html
  3. Supply vs. Demand! U sleep through that lecture??? lol
  4. Expensive does not always mean better. Yes, it is an upgrade from a pentium 4, but you could get a Sandy Bridge i3 that beats both for $120.
  5. Q9650 and Q9xxx processors still compare to sb chips.
  6. Supply/Demand. 9000 series quads are still competitive with AMD's Phenom II/FX lineups, but production stopped years ago. So theres still a bit of demand, but very small supply. That means higher prices.
  7. melikepie said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115041 What's Yourkfield????????? I Thought Sandy Bridge Was The Best But This Is LGA 775??????? So Im Guessing This Is A Upgrade From A Pentium 4????????
    basicly what's this


    That chip is one of the faster Core 2 Quad CPUs and one of the fastest chips that can be put in an LGA775 motherboard. The Core 2s came between the Pentium 4s and the Nehalem/Sandy Bridge CPUs and were Intel's first truly decent chips since they retired the Pentium III. "Yorkfield" is the code name for that particular model series of Core 2 Quad. Just about every CPU has a code name since there are different series of CPUs being sold with the same model name. For example just with the Core 2 Quads, there are three different series using different silicon:

    - Kentsfield (Core 2 Quad Q6000 series)- four cores, 65 nm lithography, 2x4 MB of L2 cache.
    - Yorkfield-6M (Core 2 Quad Q8000 series)- four cores, 45 nm lithography, 2x3 MB of L2 cache
    - Yorkfield (Core 2 Quad Q9000 series)- four cores, 45 nm lithography, 2x6 MB of L2 cache

    This particular chip is certainly faster than any Pentium 4. I wouldn't call it an upgrade to the P4 since this model came out years after the P4s were retired and any motherboard that once held a Pentium 4 is very, very unlikely to support this chip. Yorkfields were really an upgrade to the earlier Core 2 Duos and Core 2 Quad Kentsfields, as they can generally be used in the same motherboards. A Sandy Bridge quad-core like an i5-2400 is going to be faster than this Q9550, a Sandy Bridge dual-core like a Pentium or i3-21xx/23xx may or may not be faster in all tasks since the Core 2 Quads have four real cores.

    Hazbot said:
    Old processors cost a lot after production stops.


    The Q9550 was a very expensive CPU when it was new, I seem to remember it cost $500-600 or so. The price hasn't gone up, it just hasn't gone down much. The Q9550 is one of the fastest chips to work in an LGA775 motherboard and thus a very desirable chip for people to get to upgrade a Core 2 Duo or C2Q Kentsfield unit. You see prices stay unusually high on the fastest chips that a particular socket/platform supports because of this reason.
  8. This was one of the last and fastest Intel® Core™ 2 Quad processors that we released. The next microarchitecture included a number of major changes including changing over from having the memory controller on the motherboard to moving it onto the processor. This processor would have gone for just under $300 when it was new. It has been discontinued for almost 3 years now.

    Christian Wood
    Intel Enthusiast Team
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