Intel's Sandy Bridge E-Series in Q4 2011?

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jprahman

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So Sandy Bridge E will be on LGA2011 just like I thought. I have to wonder what role the Sandy Bridge chipset snafu had to do with this delay from the Q3 date that had been floating around.
 
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Intel will reportedly unleash the Core i7 9-series Extreme Edition processors sometime in Q2 or Q3 2011
But how can they possibly compete with Sandy Bridge. The 2600K already stomps the 980x in many applications. Added cores at less performance per core is not an enticing offer when you are paying 3 times as much. And they already moved to 32nm, so its not like they can do a shrink and get more power out of it.
 

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The Sandy Bridge E series is to the 2500K and 2600K as the LGA1366 processors are to the LGA1156 processors. Basically still mainstream chips, but with higher end features and a higher end price, although hopefully not $1000.
 

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If they are Extreme editions they are going to be like the Extreme editions you see for the i7's right now which are practically at a set price of $999 for now until the day they stop selling them. Unless you're a sucker for those "enthusiast" editions this article really doesn't pertain to most of us because I doubt more than 10% even waste that much for a CPU for such a slight increase when an overclocked chip for 1/3rd the price will do the job better.
 

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So it's like the core i7 extreme? Are there really that many people that buy $1000 processors? Cuz i'm thinking of building a new rig in march with the 2600k which kills everything in gaming so far. I just want to know if this E-series is gonna be in the 1k range or the 2600k range. Plus, is the lga2011 socket really gonna be a HUGE performance upgrade or just the new socket for future processors? I don't want to upgrade to sandy bridge if the E-series costs around the same as the 2600k and if the lga2011 socket improves performance by an insane amount. NEED MORE INFORMATION PLZ!
 

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Plenty of people buy the $999 EE chips, and many have a good reason.
Personally, I tihnk $300 if the sweetspot for a highend chip. Een if the LGA 2011 are $500+, I'll still consider them if they are enough of a performance boost over the LGA 1155 chips.

Ask anyone who uses PCSX2 (PS2 emulator), sometimes a 4GHz i7-920 isn't enouh. :)
 

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For AMD to earn big bucks on Bulldozer, it must come out a few months before that i7 9-series extreme cores pop out... Unless they are sure it could own the i7 9 series extreme cores...
 

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[citation][nom]immoral medic[/nom]So it's like the core i7 extreme? Are there really that many people that buy $1000 processors? Cuz i'm thinking of building a new rig in march with the 2600k which kills everything in gaming so far. I just want to know if this E-series is gonna be in the 1k range or the 2600k range. Plus, is the lga2011 socket really gonna be a HUGE performance upgrade or just the new socket for future processors? I don't want to upgrade to sandy bridge if the E-series costs around the same as the 2600k and if the lga2011 socket improves performance by an insane amount. NEED MORE INFORMATION PLZ![/citation]

Not quite. The E series is basically the equivalent to LGA 1366 based Core i7s but will include 6 and 8 core CPUs to start as well as they will not have a on die GPU, its just a CPU.

Also i have read that the base clock will not be on the CPU and will be on the northbridge which will allow to overclock the CPU using the base clock again.

Add to that it will have quad channel DDR3 and each channel will have 3 DIMM slots alowing for up to 192GB of memory (16GB sticks).

I still want to know what happened to LGA 1356 because there is nothing from Intel claiming they cancelled or dropped it.
 

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My new PC felt like an old PC because Intel update their chips so frequently... Bought an i7 and after one month the sandy bride came out and now this.. damn intel...
 

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Well, seeing as I have an i7 980X based rig now, I think I'll wait about three years and then upgrade to a 16 or a 20 core Intel Extreme Edition processor...
 
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I dont understand people getting upset about socket changes. How much is it really worth not to spend the extra for a new motherboard, which seem to be getting new worthwhile features every 2 years or so. Like USB 3 or SATA 3. And if you need new ram, isnt that a good thing as it should be faster; which is the whole point of upgrading.
 

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every 2 years or so is good. but theres freakin 3 versions of lga1155. with intel its more like 1 a year. now its like a new one in less than half a year.
i did swap mobos for usb3 and sata6, but its not native intel, 3rd party impliments. intel should of included all that stuff since 1156 last year.
 

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[citation][nom]stm1185[/nom]I dont understand people getting upset about socket changes. How much is it really worth not to spend the extra for a new motherboard, which seem to be getting new worthwhile features every 2 years or so. Like USB 3 or SATA 3. And if you need new ram, isnt that a good thing as it should be faster; which is the whole point of upgrading.[/citation]
Although I agree to an extent, not everyone has the money for that and just need to upgrade what they need to upgrade at a low cost.
 

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What also annoys a lot of people is that Intel has two parallel socket line ups simultaneously, LGA1366/LGA2011 in the high end and LGA1156/LGA1155 for the mid-range and low-end. This leads to alot of people having to make hard choices between LGA1366/LGA2011 and LGA1156/LGA1155 when picking a platform.
 

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[citation][nom]jprahman[/nom]What also annoys a lot of people is that Intel has two parallel socket line ups simultaneously, LGA1366/LGA2011 in the high end and LGA1156/LGA1155 for the mid-range and low-end. This leads to alot of people having to make hard choices between LGA1366/LGA2011 and LGA1156/LGA1155 when picking a platform.[/citation]

LGA1366 is no longer high end anyway (1155 w/ NF200) - and it certainly won't be parallel with LGA2011........
 

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I should clarify. LGA1366 was parallel to LGA1156, and soon LGA2011 will be parallel to LGA1155. For a short period of time LGA1155 will top them all, until LGA2011 comes out and we will again have two parallel platforms.
 

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There will be two LGA 2011 platforms. One for consumer desktops LGA 2011EN, while some people insist it will feature quad channel mem, it does not, it will still be triple channel, like the 1366, 'cuz quad will be too expensive. The LGA 2011EP will have the quad channel mem for server platforms. Of course I think EVGA will create a mobo like the EVGA SR2 for those who are willing to put or pay two LGA 2011EP, like the xeons $1700cpus, for their desktop rigs. Which is what will I do if it happens! Sweet!
 

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[citation][nom]stm1185[/nom]But how can they possibly compete with Sandy Bridge. The 2600K already stomps the 980x in many applications. Added cores at less performance per core is not an enticing offer when you are paying 3 times as much. And they already moved to 32nm, so its not like they can do a shrink and get more power out of it.[/citation]

Intel is going to 22nm by early next year. I know it's crazy but it's Tick Tock. TickTock baby! Hope they can keep it up until 11nm.
 
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