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Author Topic: Anyone have an i7 chip yet? If so, tell me how you like it  (Read 4693 times)
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« on: July 27, 2009, 10:06:41 PM »

Trying to scrape together a plan for saving a few hundred dollars for an i7 chip/&MB late in the year or next year. If you have one in your system, what has been your experience with it so far?
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« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2009, 09:56:36 AM »

They are very tempting, but my advice is to wait. Just around the corner is i5, which is the consumer mainstream version of i7, and there's going to be changes in the Nehalam landscape. Motherboards will be cheaper and the socket pinout is going to be different. Everything is supposed to be cheaper as well.

My advice is keep saving and wait to see what i5 brings us. That's what I'm doing.
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« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2009, 10:25:18 PM »

Thanks, I will!
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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2009, 10:27:24 PM »

+1 on waiting. I'm glad this question is here though (thanks Zaine), I look forward to seeing other responses.

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« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2009, 05:04:49 PM »

I like it alot really.. I only have a 920 d0, but it performs rather well even before overclocking.
 After, well... smiley

I5 would be the smaller brother then? As in, it is for i7 what celeron was for pentium.
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2009, 08:43:39 PM »

I5 would be the smaller brother then? As in, it is for i7 what celeron was for pentium.

No...it's not really a smaller brother, but rather a segmentation of the product lines into business versus consumer so rather than i5 is to i7 what Celeron was for Pentium, but it will be more like i5 is to i7 what Pentium is to Xeon.
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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2009, 12:50:28 PM »


No...it's not really a smaller brother, but rather a segmentation of the product lines into business versus consumer so rather than i5 is to i7 what Celeron was for Pentium, but it will be more like i5 is to i7 what Pentium is to Xeon.
I guess you do have a point..

Xeon seems to be more server related, which is a whole other segment, but i7 (high performance) would be mainly for desktop as would i5 (mainstream), so the celeron/pentium compare doesn't seem so far fetched.

It would be somewhat logical for i7 to have a smaller brother similar to celeron.
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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2009, 02:40:45 PM »

Well, the smaller brother to the i5s and i7s are going to be the current line-up of processors. Some of the older processors are going to be phased out and some new ones introduced to make things line up more with the new role these processors are going to play.

At least that's the way I understand it. Come this fall things should be interesting as Intel could make some last minute tweaks to the way they want things to play out. Just another reason to wait a few more months, IMHO.
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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2009, 03:11:33 PM »

According to Tom's Hardware there is also an i3. That one would fill the position of the celeron. Here is a benchmark as well.
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« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2009, 11:50:09 AM »

According to Tom's Hardware there is also an i3.

I nearly mentioned i3 in my last post, but there's been so little talk about it that I thought I best keep quiet unless I misspoke.

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« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2009, 10:51:04 PM »

Prices come down, down, down (please?)  tongue
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