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Old January 3, 2011, 07:43 PM
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What I find ridiculous is that the best CPU 2600K has the best IGP which in my book doesn't make any kind of sens at all. People buying the K serie are most likely enthusiast who couldn't care less about IGP performance really. I know for sure that If I ever buy one of these, I'll make sure to have a discreet GPU that can hold its own. It should have been the other way around and let the lower end have the best IGP and make it a perfect match for office machines and such
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Let me make this official: AMD's DESKTOP APUs are a long way from being ready for a full retail launch.
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Anyone care to find out if this is true or not? Apparently, there's onboard DRM on the new Sandy Bridge chips.
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Old January 3, 2011, 11:54 PM
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First off another great review, very much enjoyed it and now am really itching to upgrade from my Q6600.

Now my question that I have for you, why use Vista in the review? Is it just because that is what you used for those older chips and therefore keep things even? I ask since lets face it not many are going to be using Vista.
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Old January 4, 2011, 01:55 AM
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Now my question that I have for you, why use Vista in the review? Is it just because that is what you used for those older chips and therefore keep things even?
Exactly.

Didn't have time to rebench every chip under Windows 7. However, as of right now, we will only be using Windows 7.
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Phenom II X4 975 Black Edition and 840...probably what he was referring to.

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Old January 4, 2011, 07:51 AM
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Yes, I see that...

Unfortunately, it's not enough against SB...
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Old January 4, 2011, 01:50 PM
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Nice review Mac!

I'm actually rather impressed by power consumption & temperature figures!

I have just upgraded out of a few e8400 C2D units.
Seeing those types of temperatures, and performance levels given the rather low consumption is causing me to want to open up the wallet again to give things a try. Damn you!!!

Cant wait to see the motherboard reviews.

edit: oops what i meant was, I wanted to maybe pick up an entry level SandyBridge cpu for an HTPC, given the low price/high performance.

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Old January 4, 2011, 10:29 PM
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MAC, you referred to a 10-20% increase in performance from Nehalem clock-for-clock due to architectural improvements. Did you test this? Where did you get this from?
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Very nice, the i5 750 got stuck at 189$ish and im still waiting for it to drop a bit. This will be exciting to see how the new shakes out the old.
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