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    News - Intel to usher in Core i5 processors on September 6th?

    Mainstream Nehalem draws near, but will Lynnfield parts branded as both Core i5 and Core i7 cause confusion?
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    Re: News - Intel to usher in Core i5 processors on September 6th?

    Core i7 860 seems to be the sweet chip! it maybe time to upgrade this old rig.

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    Re: News - Intel to usher in Core i5 processors on September 6th?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmage View Post
    Core i7 860 seems to be the sweet chip! it maybe time to upgrade this old rig.
    Yeah, hit the nail on the head I think. I might be tempted to upgrade as well...

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    Re: News - Intel to usher in Core i5 processors on September 6th?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackmage View Post
    Core i7 860 seems to be the sweet chip! it maybe time to upgrade this old rig.
    Agreed, I think that's the one that fits my budget plus needs

    It's so good that they released the "i5" then as that's the exact time I plan on building my new rig.. Can't wait!

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    Re: News - Intel to usher in Core i5 processors on September 6th?

    860? Why not 920? Same price chip, I picked up my 1366 motherboard for 115 quid and 3GB tri-channel ram for 39 quid. Triple channel memory will help on those intensive CPU apps, and you'll be able to pop in those hexacores when they appear on the roadmap as you'll be on the 1366 platform.

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    Re: News - Intel to usher in Core i5 processors on September 6th?

    Same here ^ i7 still seems quite attractive even if the QPI & tri-channel memory arent that useful, good to know youve got em

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    Re: News - Intel to usher in Core i5 processors on September 6th?

    Just to confirm, are they discontinuing the 920, 950 and 975?

    I'd still love to pick a 920 up when EVGA finally releases their mATX Classified board, but it may be a while from now and I'd like to know if I could still pick one of these up in say 6 months time?

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    Re: News - Intel to usher in Core i5 processors on September 6th?

    Quote Originally Posted by cobhc View Post
    Just to confirm, are they discontinuing the 920, 950 and 975?
    Not for a while yet.

    The socket 1366 isn't being phased-out, it is being used for server/workstation platforms....with the newer socket being targeted at normal PCs.
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    Re: News - Intel to usher in Core i5 processors on September 6th?

    Thanks, looks like I will get my i7 rig after all .

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    Re: News - Intel to usher in Core i5 processors on September 6th?

    Quote Originally Posted by borandi View Post
    860? Why not 920? Same price chip, I picked up my 1366 motherboard for 115 quid and 3GB tri-channel ram for 39 quid. Triple channel memory will help on those intensive CPU apps, and you'll be able to pop in those hexacores when they appear on the roadmap as you'll be on the 1366 platform.
    Good point

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    Re: News - Intel to usher in Core i5 processors on September 6th?

    They've stopped the 940 and 965, which are replaced by the 950/975.

    For the day-to-day consumer, 775 will continue for mainstream, 1136 for performance and 1366 for high-end. Where the confusion will lie is whether your core i3/i5/i7 chip will be 775, 1136 or 1366.

    In terms of scientific computing, the extra memory bandwidth the i7/triple channel memory provides is worth it. That, and some CUDA/Stream performance.

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