Sandy Bridge and P67 Prices Revealed

Preliminary Thoughts

Sandy Bridge and P67 Prices Revealed


Preliminary Thoughts


To conclude, there is a lot to look forward to with the release of Intel's new product family. While overclockers may feel as though they've walked into a McDonalds that is purely vegan, except for two burgers priced at £5 and £7, we don't think you'll be too disappointed regardless. Given that there has been evidence of these processors reaching up to 5GHz on air, there is inevitably very little room to complain. Much like how certain processors in a given family become the overclocker's choice, we expect that the same will hold for the upcoming 2500K and 2600K processors, because they will perform so well. Simply ignore that it is your ONLY choice and you will be as happy as Larry.

Its not all bad in terms of motherboards either. An entry level motherboard will set you back just short of £100 while performance variants can be had from £150 upwards. One interesting thought is that we may see certain consumer attention moving away from the "extreme" motherboards. As these processors are not made for BCLK overclocking, you needn't worry about causing as much strain on your motherboard either. For example, we regularly dismiss motherboards that fail to reach the magic 200MHz BCLK mark today, however next year it wouldn't even matter. Indeed we still need motherboards with reasonable enough power phase design, but assuming this criteria is met, one could argue that the importance of the motherboard has just been compromised somewhat. Will this hold in practice? Only time will tell.

Clearly there is still much more that we would like to find out but there is no denying that the new LGA1155 generation is looking mighty promising. So for those who continue to bleet "do I or do I not wait for Sandy Bridge?", the answer is WAIT.

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30-11-2010, 17:54:41

We all know that the hardware industry leaks like a broken pipe. Hence, it comes to no surprise that the pricing of LGA1155 kit has surfaced...

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30-11-2010, 19:35:41

Right now (sorry !) I am a little dissapointed. Let me explain !

As usual these new chips we have been dying to see have a boring name. Pretty much the same ones we have now (I3 I5 I7). It would have been amazing if they had come up with a cool new name like.

Secondly the pricetags don't make them really desirable and it seems that there aren't any 'killer apps' in there. No extremes, no 980X hex core nothing.

Fair play Intel need time to come up with them but man it would have been a.mazing to see a 5ghz chip

I do very much look forward to seeing them put through their paces though Quote

30-11-2010, 19:49:57

Hi, I'm just about to order a whole new build and was completely satisfied with everything, until I very recently came across this Sandy Bridge. I originally decided to have an Intel

Core I7 950 and an Asus X58 Sabertooth to match (Mainly due to how highly you rated both of them) but now I have found out about this Sandy Bridge so should I wait a little longer and get the Intel Core I7 2600k and perhaps the Gigabyte P67A-UD4 to match? I see that price wise my original and the Sandy Bridge are roughly the same, So I would love to know the differences between the two and if it is worth going Sandy Bridge or not. Thanks.Quote

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