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    Default Intel I7 a big leap in processors?

    Here is a review of the fairly recent I7 chipset released by Intel. Is this really as big a leap as I've heard? Will processing really improve substantially over, say, a hardcore quad core?
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    Default Re: Intel I7 a big leap in processors?

    Well, I have heard people who play Empire say this is one of the few processors that uses all it's cores (four).

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    Default Re: Intel I7 a big leap in processors?

    from the benchmarks I saw on release it was not impressive to me but then impressive is subjective and I haven't really looked at any newer benchmarks, mostly because gaming performance is more limited by graphicscards nowadays so the CPU isn't all that important as long as it's reasonably new.


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    Don't bother with I7 if you are making a computer from scratch for a gaming rig, it's the last of the 45mn processors. At this rate, wait for the release of the 35mn processors which will come out in 6months-year's time.
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    What's got me drooling is the prospect of a serious price drop in the LGA 775 compatible processors once the I7 gains popularity. My gaming beast has life in her yet ...
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    i7 is very good, but far too expensive as a platform.

    i5 that arrives in Q3 will have all the same grunt at a much reduced cost.
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    Got my eye on them Yorkfield CPUs. They're already looking more attractive in terms of price, and that can only improve as enthusiasts migrate to the I7 and I5.
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    s775 is a dead platform now, if you don't need to buy in the next four months then i would hold till Intel release i5 and AMD have an AM3 Phenom II at 3.2GHz.

    either of those will be awesome platforms at a reasonable price.
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    Default Re: Intel I7 a big leap in processors?

    Thanks for the input guys.
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    Default Re: Intel I7 a big leap in processors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lemur View Post
    Got my eye on them Yorkfield CPUs. They're already looking more attractive in terms of price, and that can only improve as enthusiasts migrate to the I7 and I5.
    Thanks to your advice I learned enough to chose the 2.86 ghz with 12mb cache on my own. They are dropping the rig off on saturday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TuffStuffMcGruff View Post
    They are dropping the rig off on saturday.
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