Intel Introduces New Core i7, i5 Processors

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doomtomb

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You can see how he stumbles when he speaks... because Intel really made a mess with their naming convention. Core i7s on two different motherboard sockets is too confusing for mainstream.
 
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Woohoo!!! A new CPU that doesn't outperform the year-old Core i7, jacks up "mid-range" mobos up to price-points not seen in years, and features an on-die PCI-e controller, which apparently doesn't help and might actually hurt performance.


Intel's marketing people are laughing at you right now, I'm sure some fanboys are going to "upgrade" their i7 920 to a newer i5 just to be part of the celebration...
 
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Microcenter still has i7 920s for $199 which is where I got mine, so I'm not exactly complaining about the price
 

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Actually, the socket change is not as bad. The P55 is much more cheaper than X58. The socket change was necessary.

I think Intel have the upper hand now.
 
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christop: Intel kept LGA775 for years, but everytime a new CPU came out, it wouldn't run on the older chipsets, so you had to spend a day researching it to find out that you still couldn't use the newest CPU in your motherboard(figuring out what could run Conroe was a nightmare).
 

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Great video, told us most of what we wanted to know.

One issue, while you can write a mean article Angelini, you need to work on your presentation skills. Desperately.
 
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