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Scenes From Computex 2009: Intel's Booth

By , Photos by Tuan Nguyen - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 23 comments

We've got a sneak peek at what Intel's land looks like at Computex.

Intel's got one of the largest presences at Computex this year, and obviously with that comes a massive booth. We even got to see some of the bunny men return! Check out a few of the pictures we snapped from the show floor:

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    doomtomb , June 3, 2009 11:07 PM
    Intel wants to start making gaming more about the CPU, not the graphics card. So instead of having to buy a $350 GTX 285 we'll be looking at $1,000 "Extreme" CPUs from Intel. They are the largest manufacturer of CPU chips but still their prices are through the roof. $280 for entry level Core i7 which is $30 higher than AMD's flagship Phenom II X4 955. I'm no AMD fanboy but I'm not looking to a future controlled by Intel.
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    apache_lives , June 3, 2009 9:23 PM
    THE STIG! HE WORKS FOR INTEL! ZOMG
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    sublifer , June 3, 2009 9:26 PM
    no booth babes?!?!? How dare they!

    Marcus, Tuan, show us the goods ;) 
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    Tindytim , June 3, 2009 9:55 PM
    subliferno booth babes?!?!? How dare they!

    Ever heard of Google? If you want to see scantily dressed women, they are easy to find.
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    computabug , June 3, 2009 10:02 PM
    Hey Marcus, do you have a higher res camera? :na: 
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    judeh101 , June 3, 2009 10:26 PM
    I love those pics ;) 
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    doomtomb , June 3, 2009 11:07 PM
    Intel wants to start making gaming more about the CPU, not the graphics card. So instead of having to buy a $350 GTX 285 we'll be looking at $1,000 "Extreme" CPUs from Intel. They are the largest manufacturer of CPU chips but still their prices are through the roof. $280 for entry level Core i7 which is $30 higher than AMD's flagship Phenom II X4 955. I'm no AMD fanboy but I'm not looking to a future controlled by Intel.
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    Gin Fushicho , June 3, 2009 11:47 PM
    Jeez Intel.... buy out the whole building why dont you.
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    kingnoobe , June 4, 2009 1:34 AM
    The entry level core i7 beat's the flagship of amd.. So your point is moot their sorry.

    I'm not fanboy of Intel, but I'm also not a fanboy of AMD. They both have their pros and cons. You're not any cooler for being an intel hater, then the fanbois are.
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    Hatecrime69 , June 4, 2009 1:54 AM
    kingnoobeThe entry level core i7 beat's the flagship of amd..


    and the entry-level i7 is going to be discontinued soon as well :p 

    So let me guess, this computex thing is an intel trade show?
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    rdawise , June 4, 2009 2:14 AM
    kingnoobeThe entry level core i7 beat's the flagship of amd.. So your point is moot their sorry. I'm not fanboy of Intel, but I'm also not a fanboy of AMD. They both have their pros and cons. You're not any cooler for being an intel hater, then the fanbois are.


    In gaming (as doomtomb was mentioning) the entry level core i7 actually trades blows with AMDs flagship for more money. It's in other applications where the i7 beats AMD. Just clarifying.

    Also to get and i7 with the X58 chipset is going to costs (with the cheapest board on NewEgg) $450
    To get the 955 with the 790GX chipset would be (with the cheapest board on NewEgg) $354.
    That's a near $100 price difference. Costs is the problem which doomtomb is pointing out. His point isn't moot.
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    rdawise , June 4, 2009 2:17 AM
    Edit:
    Sentence should read:
    Also to get an i7 with the X58 chipset is going to cost (with the cheapest board on NewEgg) $450.
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    Gin Fushicho , June 4, 2009 3:36 AM
    kingnoobeThe entry level core i7 beat's the flagship of amd.. So your point is moot their sorry. I'm not fanboy of Intel, but I'm also not a fanboy of AMD. They both have their pros and cons. You're not any cooler for being an intel hater, then the fanbois are.


    Never said I hated them love the i7 myself , just... jeez thats a big friggen booth. and you do gotta admit.... they're the dark side. ;) 
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    Tindytim , June 4, 2009 4:14 AM
    Hatecrime69and the entry-level i7 is going to be discontinued soon as well

    Mind pointing out where Intel stated that?

    rdawiseIn gaming (as doomtomb was mentioning) the entry level core i7 actually trades blows with AMDs flagship for more money. It's in other applications where the i7 beats AMD.

    A) Not everyone builds a system for gaming primarily.
    B) That's not even true:
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-gaming,2061-11.html
    The i7 has the best performance with the higher end graphics setups.
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    bin1127 , June 4, 2009 4:46 AM
    feel sorry for the guy in the suit. the thing's like a thermal blanket.
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    rdawise , June 4, 2009 4:47 AM
    TindytimMind pointing out where Intel stated that?
    A) Not everyone builds a system for gaming primarily.B) That's not even true:http://www.tomshardware.com/review [...] 61-11.htmlThe i7 has the best performance with the higher end graphics setups.


    A. I know this, but in reference to what doomtomb, it was about gaming.
    B. Ummm...I don't know if you put the wrong link up or what, but that is the X4 9950, not the Ph II X4 955. Perhaps you meant..
    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/phenom-x4-955,2278-9.html

    Looking at this chart it is true...
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    rdawise , June 4, 2009 4:58 AM
    Also the reference where Hatecrime69 is referring to is probably:
    http://www.bit-tech.net/news/hardware/2009/05/28/intel-to-discontinue-core-i7-920-940-cpus/1

    I don't know if this was confirmed or disputed by Intel.
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    Tindytim , June 4, 2009 5:03 AM
    rdawiseA. I know this, but in reference to what doomtomb, it was about gaming.B. Ummm...I don't know if you put the wrong link up or what, but that is the X4 9950, not the Ph II X4 955. Looking at this chart it is true...

    That's only a single GTX 260 Core 216, look at the setup of the link I posted, then compare the numbers.
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    Gin Fushicho , June 4, 2009 5:24 AM
    okay people WANT ALL of you to READ THIS ------> http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/core-i7-975,2318.html

    i7 920 will be replaced
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    rdawise , June 4, 2009 5:28 AM
    Ok....
    Your charts are of the extreme i7, the discussion was about the 920. But besides that, so you saying not only do you have to have an expensive cpu, an expensive motherboard, but now you need an expensive GPU to make it all good?

    Loking at the chart you provided the extreme i7 with a GTX 280 had 65 frames per second.
    A Ph II 955 with a GTX 260 216 had 74 frames per second. Wasn't your point that a better graphics card was needed?
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    Tindytim , June 4, 2009 5:29 AM
    Gin Fushichookay people WANT ALL of you to READ THIS ------> http://www.tomshardware.com/review [...] ,2318.htmli7 920 will be replaced

    I already read that, and I cannot find where is definitively says the 920 be discontinued. That article is about the 940 and the 965 being replaced, so perhaps you're just a bit confused.
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