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Buy an i5 2500k right now and be happy 26 52.00%
Wait and buy a new LGA 2011 Sandy Bridge 6 12.00%
Wait and buy an 8 core AMD FX 15 30.00%
Other (Specify) 3 6.00%
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Old June 22, 2011, 07:46 AM
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Hard to say, 3-10% (FPS) would be my guess. Depends on the game.
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And what would be the difference gaming-wise between a 2500k @ 4.5 and a 2600k @ 5.0?
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Old June 22, 2011, 09:17 AM
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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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Old June 22, 2011, 10:58 AM
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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.
This makes me sad. I was hoping for something in the $300-$400 range for lga 2011. I won't be buying a $800 cpu.
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This makes me sad. I was hoping for something in the $300-$400 range for lga 2011. I won't be buying a $800 cpu.
What you espect ? It's intel ... Has there company ever shown that it does stuff to benefit the consumer in backwards or forwards compatibility? Nope, there all about the profit. Everytime they change a platform/series your gonna have to buy the cpu & motherboard to do so.

Don't be suprised that the mainstream intel parts ala Core i7 2xxxk socket 1155 platform remain what peaple buy, cause the enthusiest platform is going to remain absurdly price.
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Old June 22, 2011, 12:35 PM
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What you espect ? It's intel ... Has there company ever shown that it does stuff to benefit the consumer in backwards or forwards compatibility? Nope, there all about the profit. Everytime they change a platform/series your gonna have to buy the cpu & motherboard to do so.

Don't be suprised that the mainstream intel parts ala Core i7 2xxxk socket 1155 platform remain what peaple buy, cause the enthusiest platform is going to remain absurdly price.
I was hoping that lga 2011 release would be in the same ballpark as the 1366 release. Nothing more or less. 1366 was not reserved for extreme chips for the most part.

But yes..Intel is brutal when it comes to platforms. Too bad their stuff does what I want it to much faster than AMD's stuff (I don't want to thread crap..if you want to get into my comment PM me or new thread )
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well,if their 'lower' end 1155 performs as well why release 'cheap' prices?

if you want to force ppl to shell out more, you have to have a strategy :)
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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.
Ah, that's too bad. I was really hoping for that :P
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Real benchmark numbers for BD are right around the corner. If you can wait for 1 to 2 more months, then wait it out.
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Considering how close we are to release of the new stuff from amd, I would say wait if your current rig isn't unplayable... if it unplayable, then buy a 2500k now..
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2011....cant wait...the whole platform will be replacing my 980X X58 Classified Board ;)


OP...if you already have a decent gaming rig....can wait a bit....and have around $1K for a CPU and another $400 for a Mobo...then wait!!!!.....if not...then jump on the cheaper bandwagon now.
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