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Intels Sandy Bridge

Discussion in 'CPUs' started by geowal19, 22 Apr 2010.

  1. geowal19

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    I have just read about it and I have to say I nearly orgasmed. 8 cores, 4 channel ram. Ahhh druel! I will be getting one the day it comes out whatever the price as I am already saving for the I think multi thousand spend for a CPU mobo and RAM! I can't wait I love hearing about future tech!
     
  2. Jae-So

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    err okay, calm down lol
     
  3. DavieJG

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    doubt it'll b particularly spectacular, just the usual progression.

    nehalem introduced more cores and an extra memory channel and it hardly made people instantly throw their core 2 duos in the bin.
     
  4. Trunks9486

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    Are octa cores confirmed? I havent seen anything official yet.

    I have high hopes though, considering these are the guys who made Core 2 as opposed to Nehalem. Nehalem was not that great for me. Core 2 with hyper threading would perform probably about the same.
     
  5. Reality|Bites

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    Is this native octo core or just two quad core dies on one chip?
     
  6. Sylver123

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    Hopefully these and AMDs are gonna be good, because if they are, there could be some nice price wars next year, which is gonna be good for us.
     
  7. DavieJG

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    wiki says Q2 2011 for octa sandy bridge, Q1 batch will be quads
     
  8. geowal19

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    Based on the previous intel releases what do people think the prices will roughly be?
     
  9. jakspyder

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    Q2 2011 for octo? sounds ok. gives me time to save. :)
     
  10. Trunks9486

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    Sources have been saying Hex cores will be available... Which is new, thats what makes me doubt the octa cores. Hope they are released though.

    For me to upgrade i need at least an octa core!
     
  11. darkwildchild79

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    sound good, but for me i am staying put, until we really did that type of power or when it is a min requirement to load your o/s right now i dont really see the money, alot of core 2 oc are power effort to do more than what we are doing...
     
  12. Rofflay

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    games mates games!! just because its too much now doesnt mean thats bad, i think its a good excuse to start getting super realistic physics on those spare 4 cores :O
     
  13. gurusan

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    Games aren't going to be seeing a significant boost with over 4 cores for awhile
     
  14. jorzeh

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    Actually the way phsyics work it's works far better on GPU then a CPU :p:D
     
  15. Ryan-3

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    I've seen stuff on the octa-cores, and they have 16threads :D
     
  16. Freddie1980

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    Does it matter? I kept hearing this from AMD when the Q6600 came out and AMD said it would introduce a native quad core CPU rather then chip with two dual cores on one die but I couldn't find out what the big deal was.
     
  17. Cycrow

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    not if your GPU is already maxed out displaying some insane res at 100FPS :p

    however, something lots more cores could do, would be to help increase the AI in games.

    AI is generally quite limited due to the processing power required to do really complex AI.
     
  18. ShaolinDreams

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    its also using new 32nm process... cant wait for Sandybridge 8cores with HT :D
     
  19. Camoe

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    LOL the 980x isnt cheep. and sandybridge will be epic co i think 1k plus