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    News - Intel Core i5 CPU speeds and pricing leaked.

    Core i5 set to do battle with AMD's finest.
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    Re: News - Intel Core i5 CPU speeds and pricing leaked.

    i hope those prices are very very wrong

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    Re: News - Intel Core i5 CPU speeds and pricing leaked.

    Underwhelming...

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    Re: News - Intel Core i5 CPU speeds and pricing leaked.

    Almost 30% cheaper for the CPU....not a huge amount - granted.

    But how much will you save on the motherboard?

    Can't expect them to give latest gen kit away for free, especially with the current economic climate.
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    Re: News - Intel Core i5 CPU speeds and pricing leaked.

    When looking to upgrade on a budget I think CPU's like the entry level 45nm Yorkfield quad cores still offer too much value to be ignored. Alot of people still have LGA775 motherboards and DDR2 memory. Going to Core i5 still represents a fairly big investment that doesn't seem to yield massive benefits. Not yet anyway.

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    Re: News - Intel Core i5 CPU speeds and pricing leaked.

    Quote Originally Posted by shaithis View Post
    Almost 30% cheaper for the CPU... Can't expect them to give latest gen kit away for free...
    Almost 30% cheaper than the performance leader - but competing with the mid-range Phenom II's ($196 is currently ~ £135 mid-market). Given that Intel have *already* cut down the architecture once to hit the higher end of midrange, you've got to wonder where their entry level parts are coming from - they still ned to shed as much as 50% from their pricing to entice system integrators to use components in their entry-level boxes...

    AMD already have a couple of 3 core processors below this price point, and their leaked roadmap includes 2 core Phenom IIs and Deneb-based Athlons (without L3 cache), which *should* all be cheaper than £100. That means that within 6 months you *should* be able to get a Deneb-based subsystem for less than a Core i5 alone - which is going to be much more appealing to system integrators!

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    Re: News - Intel Core i5 CPU speeds and pricing leaked.

    Well, to be fair they aren't much more expensive then current 45nm s775 CPUs.....just what price do you expect new technology at?

    They will keep selling s775 for the low-end or release a dual-core i5 I presume.
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    Re: News - Intel Core i5 CPU speeds and pricing leaked.

    I'm waiting/wanting to upgrade from my P35 and q6600 Ive been looking at the i7 since launch even been at the point where they have been in my basket ready to buy but common sense has kicked in. Its not the price of the CPU that puts me off its the price of the x58 boards for me to buy the board i want its minimum of £230. To make the system as good as id want there's also 12gb of memory to be added as now i have 8gb and i dont believe in going backwards so for the 3 items its £600+ and the big question is how much benefit will i feel from a i7 920 over my current 3.2ghz clocked quad and is it going to be worth the out lay.

    If the i5 comes in at around £180 for the mid range one and the motherboards work as they do now with the new P55 being the board of choice like the P35-P45 are now and you have the choice of lower end boards from say £50 upwards Intel will have a winner i will make the jump then what they need to do is make some cheaper boards that support the i7 not everyone wants quad sli/crossfire and SAS if they did away with some of the stuff the average joe doesn't want or need they would sell a lot more CPU's.


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    Re: News - Intel Core i5 CPU speeds and pricing leaked.

    Pricing is good IMHO, especially given that the motherboard should be a lot cheaper with the one chip design and lack of QPI, and dual channel encourages population of only two slots.

    Question is over the long term value of the system, if the 32nm replacement ends up dropping two cores.

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    Re: News - Intel Core i5 CPU speeds and pricing leaked.

    Removing QPI and use "conventional" DMI is just pointless, when considering GPGPU in the near future will need the additional bandwidth to talk to the CPU.

    Pricing is alright, but doesn't seems to encourage people to buy i5 instead of C2Q. Doubt motherboards will be cheap, Even the cheapest P45 board cost about 80 quids, with majority about 100-120. Highly doubt P55 will be even as cheap, you might as well buy X58 and use the better i7

    Combining with the sucky exchange rate it is not gonna be cheap.
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    Re: News - Intel Core i5 CPU speeds and pricing leaked.

    Quote Originally Posted by arthurleung View Post
    Removing QPI and use "conventional" DMI is just pointless, when considering GPGPU in the near future will need the additional bandwidth to talk to the CPU.
    GPGPU talks over PCI-E straight into the CPU with core i5, no need for QPI or DMI. They actually have an advantage over i7 in that respect.

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    Re: News - Intel Core i5 CPU speeds and pricing leaked.

    they key is to see what price a good motherboard comes in at

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