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    News - Intel announces 2nd Generation Core Processor Family

    29 "Sandy Bridge" CPUs unveiled as Intel ushers in its new 32nm microarchitecture.
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    Re: News - Intel announces 2nd Generation Core Processor Family

    it gets better - the i7 2600K has 8MB L3 cache not 6 as the table suggests.

    http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...w-biostar.html

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    Re: News - Intel announces 2nd Generation Core Processor Family

    Wheres the Hexus review?
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    for all intents it seems to be the same card minus some gays name on it and a shielded cover ? with OEM added to it - GoNz0.

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    Re: News - Intel announces 2nd Generation Core Processor Family

    what he said

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    Re: News - Intel announces 2nd Generation Core Processor Family

    Intel, AMD and NVIDIA keep releasing so much stuff that it's difficult to keep track of what's new, what's better, what's same as an older model.

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    Re: News - Intel announces 2nd Generation Core Processor Family

    The problem is that unless you pay at least £140 for a Core i5 2400 there is very limited overclocking with the current Intel Sandy Bridge CPUs. Even the Core i5 2400 is limited for overclocking as it only has a few additional multipliers due to Turbo.

    Any Sandy Bridge CPU which has no Turbo has locked multipliers which means that the new Core i3 processors can only be overclocked a tiny amount it seems!


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    Re: News - Intel announces 2nd Generation Core Processor Family

    the thing is do you *really* need to OC it ?
    as a standard user who will use it primarily for games there's no real reason to OC the CPU as most games are GPU limited

    i'm waiting for sandy bridge to drop so it will drop the price of the i5-760

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    Re: News - Intel announces 2nd Generation Core Processor Family

    Core i5 2500K looks like the pick of the bunch to me - decent integrated graphics and good/great overclocking potential. I could probably sell my i5 750, asus motherboard and 5770 graphics card and make a quid or two ... plus have a couple of new toys to play with.

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    Re: News - Intel announces 2nd Generation Core Processor Family

    Quote Originally Posted by Tunnah View Post
    the thing is do you *really* need to OC it ?
    as a standard user who will use it primarily for games there's no real reason to OC the CPU as most games are GPU limited

    i'm waiting for sandy bridge to drop so it will drop the price of the i5-760
    Making excuses for Intel are we??

    If Intel had no problem with it before it is very funny that they seem to want to charge a premium for it now!

    The whole point of overclocking is to be able to increase the performance of a cheap CPU so it can match a more expensive one. This means you can keep the CPU much longer which saves YOU money in the long-term. Even it you don't do it now in a few years it is nice to be able to overclock the CPU so you can keep it a bit longer. Of course if you need to invest in an expensive motherboard and cooler it also defeats the objective too!!

    The longer between upgrades the better IMHO.

    I have no interest in whether CPUs over £100 can overclock well or not since I expect such CPUs to have decent performance at stock clockspeeds anyway.
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    Re: News - Intel announces 2nd Generation Core Processor Family

    He has a point though CAT.

    That and the fact the unlocked ones don't really demand much of a premium over the locked ones, although yes, i would prefer it if they were all unlocked/OC enabled.
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    Re: News - Intel announces 2nd Generation Core Processor Family

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    He has a point though CAT.
    No he doesn't. If this the case then no-body should give a crap about the overclockability of the K series and things like core unlocking with the AMD CPUs.

    This is a technology site where people even build their own flipping computer cases and modify their own computers in a myriad of ways. Perhaps I will go around those threads telling them to get a Dell instead??

    Why don't we all get pre-built PCs too?? Who needs any sort of modding when a pre-built PC will do the job and may even do it cheaper? Beige boxes and Macs FTW!

    Overclocking has meant that I have spent less money on my PC in the last six years than I need to.

    If you want to make excuses for companies so they make more money out of you then fine for you. OTH, I am not that interested in increasing their bottom line TBH especially when Intel is making HUGE profits.

    Quote Originally Posted by Terbinator View Post
    That and the fact the unlocked ones don't really demand much of a premium over the locked ones, although yes, i would prefer it if they were all unlocked/OC enabled.
    FFS,THEY ARE OVER £140. THAT IS NOT A CHEAP PROCESSOR.

    Don't any of you get the whole point of overclocking??

    What is the point of needing to get an expensive processor and an expensive motherboard to overclock?? It defeats the whole blooming objective of overclocking.

    The whole overclocking scene started so that people could better performance out of cheap processor not expensive ones.
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    Re: News - Intel announces 2nd Generation Core Processor Family

    I agree with CAT (although, perhaps not quite so enthusiastically ) - I want to spend max £100 on a CPU, perhaps £60 - £70 on a motherboard, and be able to have it fly (which this gen probably will do at stock, but I will always want it to fly higher!) .
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    We now need to wait on prices, but the i5-2500k looks to be the 'Q6600' of this generation, other than the predicted price. (Come on Hexus, get your review up ).
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    Re: News - Intel announces 2nd Generation Core Processor Family

    Time for a upgrade me thinks

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    Re: News - Intel announces 2nd Generation Core Processor Family

    Tasty cpu's

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    Re: News - Intel announces 2nd Generation Core Processor Family

    Come on Hexus, where is your review?

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    Re: News - Intel announces 2nd Generation Core Processor Family

    hmm.. I think AMD may have abit of trouble this period, I would still like to see a hex-core though

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