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    Re: Reviews - Intel 32nm Core i5 661 Westmere CPU+GPU chip review

    Makes sense i suppose but thats still annoying

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    Re: Reviews - Intel 32nm Core i5 661 Westmere CPU+GPU chip review

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Makes sense i suppose but thats still annoying
    Tell me about it - I would be buying lynnfield in a flash if there was an upgrade path for it.. but there isn't. Next generation is going to use a different socket. Again.

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    Re: Reviews - Intel 32nm Core i5 661 Westmere CPU+GPU chip review

    Does the same thing go with Nehalem?

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    Re: Reviews - Intel 32nm Core i5 661 Westmere CPU+GPU chip review

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Does the same thing go with Nehalem?
    Pretty much, and thats what i used to find amusing when people said there was no upgrade path for Lynnefield - becuase i forget that your (not you personally) going to go out and buy 'Gulftown' after 18 months usage out of an i7 920, oh really

    Either way platforms will come and go and with Intel wanting to wack an IGP on everything I think you can expect an new 'extreme' socket for Sandy Bridge. theres also the issue of is there really any upgrade from an i7 ?
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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: Reviews - Intel 32nm Core i5 661 Westmere CPU+GPU chip review

    Quote Originally Posted by Biscuit View Post
    Does the same thing go with Nehalem?
    Lynnfield is Nehalem, but I guess you're asking if the same thing applies to Bloomfield (core i7 920 etc.)? The answer's no - Gulftown is the 32nm replacement for Bloomfield, and it uses the same socket. They've not specified the exact socket for the one after that - it's listed as 136x at the moment I think, so might be 1366 still, or it might lose a pin like the 1156 -> 1155 transition.

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    Re: Reviews - Intel 32nm Core i5 661 Westmere CPU+GPU chip review

    Looks like no 32NM quads from Intel this year:

    http://www.fudzilla.com/content/view/16996/1/

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    Re: Reviews - Intel 32nm Core i5 661 Westmere CPU+GPU chip review

    Doesnt this rather play into AMD's hands on a price performance level?? It almost feels like intel are giving amd a chance lol

    I do feel like intel are treating (especially the enthusiast crowd) as cash cows and idiots. Want our newest chips ?? buy a whole new platform :fail:

    Big win for the laptop market etc.

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