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Old June 22, 2011, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by piezo View Post
Do you guys think that lga 2011 will have a lower end cheap processor similar to the i7 920/930 of lga 1366? Those chips were great "bang for your buck". They could overclock nicely and compete with the extreme edition chips.. only thing was that they ran quite hot compared to sandy bridge but then again, lots of chips do.
Absolutely not. No.

2011 is for Sandy Bridge E which is meant to replace high end processors like the 990X and higher end 4-core, 8 thread processors. Anything lower would be pointless since that section of the market is currently taken by the regular Sandy Bridge models, headlined by the 2600K.

As to why there won't be lower-priced processors for 2011 for the time being, Ivy Bridge will succeed Sandy Bridge next year and will once again bring higher end XE series processors to 2011 and high performance, mainstream and entry level products to 1155.
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