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    Early Nehalem Benchmarks

    Looks pretty awesome:

    AnandTech: The Nehalem Preview: Intel Does It Again



    Let's hope AMD turns up something competitive as well

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    Re: Early Nehalem Benchmarks

    Definitely looks the business considering it is a very early sample that wont be as fast as when it gets released. Whether it actually gets released before the end of the year is another thing. Hope that when they do finally come out they are priced reasonably cos it might be some time waiting until some good value chips come out.

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    Re: Early Nehalem Benchmarks

    very nice. look like my next upgrade will be to a nelahem based system
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    Re: Early Nehalem Benchmarks

    Yep was always planning on getting a Nehalem system for my next upgrade. Looks like it'll cost a right bomb though - have to see how much they cut off the desktop orientated chips.

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    Re: Early Nehalem Benchmarks

    Umm, barcalona did look good against a peryn, but not against an nehalem processor

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    Re: Early Nehalem Benchmarks

    Just finished reading it. That is one sexy mofo. Start saving now.

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    Re: Early Nehalem Benchmarks

    yeah but what this about locking back clock speed to 2.66Ghz so they can sell higher ones later.....better wait for the higher clock speeds

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    Re: Early Nehalem Benchmarks

    They're doing that to keep it's upper end performance a secret from AMD most likely.......

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    Re: Early Nehalem Benchmarks

    Quote Originally Posted by kmac View Post
    yeah but what this about locking back clock speed to 2.66Ghz so they can sell higher ones later.....better wait for the higher clock speeds
    That's just for testing, Intel dont like you overclocking engineering samples you shouldn't even be playing with in the first place

    Looks very good, cant see it pulling me away from my Core 2 just yet, but at the first price drop I'm going to be sorely tempted.
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    Re: Early Nehalem Benchmarks

    looks awesome, can't wait

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    Re: Early Nehalem Benchmarks

    Was going to build my PC this summer, but this makes me wonder if I should hold back. The problem is the cost of DDR3 which will likely make a decent 600 quid build you can get today unattainable for some time.

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    Re: Early Nehalem Benchmarks

    Quote Originally Posted by TooNice View Post
    Was going to build my PC this summer, but this makes me wonder if I should hold back. The problem is the cost of DDR3 which will likely make a decent 600 quid build you can get today unattainable for some time.
    How long can you wait? It'll be Summer 09 before even the first gen nehalem chips are remotely affordable.

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    Re: Early Nehalem Benchmarks

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    How long can you wait? It'll be Summer 09 before even the first gen nehalem chips are remotely affordable.
    I'll wait, don't play games, so.... also have to get a hold of the Raven RV01 case.

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    Re: Early Nehalem Benchmarks

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    How long can you wait? It'll be Summer 09 before even the first gen nehalem chips are remotely affordable.
    I'll probably be upgrading around Autumn 09', so there's a good chance of something being decently price around then.

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