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Is there any news of a new i7 coming out soon?

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#1 shiftplusone


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Posted 03 July 2011 - 01:44 PM

Hey there! I'm looking to update from a q6600 to an i7-2600k, BUT, I'm worried that there's going to be new i7's coming out later in the summer. Is this a reasonable worry, or do you guys think that it will be around the holiday season or later until something like that happens?


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Posted 03 July 2011 - 02:02 PM

Intel's next CPU architecture, Ivy Bridge, is expected out sometime in late 2011 or early 2012. Their new socket, LGA2011, is expected between October and December 2011.

In any case, I just upgraded to an i7-2600k myself and it kicks ass :grinner:

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 02:27 PM

LGA2011 got pushed back until Q1 2012. I think Intel knows something about Bulldozer performance we don't.

I don't see any big movement from Intel on the consumer desktop market anytime soon. If Bulldozer does pull off a surprise, a good surprise, then we might see something sooner. Server side, LGA2011 is going to go on schedule (Q4 2011). They are mirroring AMD, Bulldozer is first for servers, then for the general public.

Until then, i7 2600k is king of the heap (except for a 990X, and even that is debatable).

Edited by dpunisher, 03 July 2011 - 02:29 PM.

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Posted 03 July 2011 - 06:51 PM

Ohhhh, I love conspiracy theories!

I don't think anything has been made official as of yet. If you just upgraded to a Sandy Bridge CPU, you really don't have much of a reason unless the LGA 2011's get incredible performance numbers. Then again, the market for such CPU's is often not in the typical home user or even gamer.



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Posted 03 July 2011 - 07:19 PM

Honestly, at this point in the CPU power game the average end user can get by with a good 2 core and 4 GB of RAM and a power user/moderate gamer a 3-4 core and 6-8 GB of RAM. There is almost no true end user market for the 6 and 8 core CPU's outside of Ultra high end machines and servers. Of course we can compare this to vehicles there is no true end user market for an F450/550 or a McClaren F1 but they still get sold to people who like to "over purchase".

Not saying there's no purpose for the ultra high end CPU's, just the people who will actually use them to the full extent of their power are very few and far between.

Last I heard was sometime in Q-1 2012, I figure late Q-1 (Feb-Mar) the economy cannot handle another High end CPU currently is probably in Intel's mindset right now, why create a processor war when you're clearly winning and have nothing to really gain?

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Posted 04 July 2011 - 12:58 AM

A very very good valid point there :thumbup2:

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