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Old November 23, 2009, 03:14 PM
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imo, Intel fails with their new naming scheme


They should be clearly defining what is dual and what is quad, not this whole stupid mishmash that they have done.

The whole new Core i5 line, should have been the Core i3, keep all the dual cores together. Then you have the 5 series and 6 series. That makes sense.


As annoying as it was, I found the Core 2 lineup easier to understand. E for dual core, and Q for quad. Simple.

The lack of denotations now is just plain frusterating. Especially when you toss hyperthreading, turboboost and IGP into the mix!
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@CMetaphor. What's the point of having more threads if you don't need them? I for one want clockspeed. Only reason why I need more threads is for [email protected] Though as you said, over $200 for a dual core is a rip.

@Drag. Why would LGA1156 be a dead end?
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Old November 23, 2009, 03:38 PM
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I'd have to agree that the price seems pretty high.
Especially with AMD putting out $100 quad-cores.
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@CMetaphor. What's the point of having more threads if you don't need them? I for one want clockspeed. Only reason why I need more threads is for [email protected] Though as you said, over $200 for a dual core is a rip.

@Drag. Why would LGA1156 be a dead end?
Games use At Least two threads nowadays, with games like Ghostbusters and other new releases using 4 or more threads if theyre available (ghostbusters in question threads to 8 btw). But with only a dual-core, your windows, all background applications, anti-virus, etc are sharing one of both of the cores you wanna use for gaming, not very efficient if you ask me.

And yes, AMD's $100 quad put this pricing scheme to shame... SCHEME i said. ha.
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Holy crap there is a ghost busters GAME!!!!

Can you play Bill Murray? And does he do his own voice?
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@CMetaphor. What's the point of having more threads if you don't need them? I for one want clockspeed. Only reason why I need more threads is for [email protected] Though as you said, over $200 for a dual core is a rip.

@Drag. Why would LGA1156 be a dead end?
My best guess is lack of compatibility with i9. Personally, I think all sockets are going to lead to dead ends. Eventually they will be replaced, but that's obvious.
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I wish Intel would just stop making dual-cores already. I doubt AMD has the balls to do it, but somebody has to. We don't need any more useless overpriced dual-core chips in the vein of the E8600.
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Just think of all the people who thought 1156 was a dead end...
It still is a dead end... Downgrading from a Quad to a Dual Core is not an upgrade...
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It still is a dead end... Downgrading from a Quad to a Dual Core is not an upgrade...
Some people don't need a Quad. They're the people who can barely turn their computers on.
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Duals by themselves are NOT interesting. Duals with a GPU built in....now that IS interesting.
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Some people don't need a Quad. They're the people who can barely turn their computers on.
I'm not referring to if these CPU's are a good fit for some people(they truly are, the new LGA1156 i3 and i5 CPU's are great guys for their intended purpose, and targeted audience). Rather, I'm simply referring to the fact, that new CPU's or not, LGA 1156 is still a dead-end socket. There's an artificial cap as to how far you can and will be able to upgrade, and you can reach it, today, right now, despite being a "new" socket.

Theres new (low end)CPU's still coming out for S775, doesn't mean that its not a dead-end, theres a limit as to how good a PC you can build/upgrade to with LGA775, as there is with LGA1156. The i7 870 is THE FASTEST, and will be for the foreseeable future(no planned replacements, upgrades, 32nm quad or sixa, or etc from Intel for the duration of the socket's life). And thats ignoring the chipset and CPU limitations of only ever having 1 PCIe 2.0 16x lane link, among others.
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