Core i5/i7(Lynnfiled) vs Core i7(Bloomfield)

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Core i5/i7(Lynnfiled) vs Core i7(Bloomfield)

Post by FeRaL » Sat Jul 11, 2009 12:01 pm

Anyone want to get in on a discussion about the upcoming core i5/i7 Lynfields? Your thoughts and ideas on how it will stack up to the core i7 Bloomfields at similar speeds or OCs?

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Re: Core i5/i7(Lynnfiled) vs Core i7(Bloomfield)

Post by Apoptosis » Sat Jul 11, 2009 1:43 pm

My prediction: The Intel Core i5 860 is almost like the core i7 920 as it is crazy overclockable with Dual channel DDR3....

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Re: Core i5/i7(Lynnfiled) vs Core i7(Bloomfield)

Post by bobletman » Sat Jul 11, 2009 2:12 pm

I still dont care about the i7 they promised an amazing performance yeild and although it does give kickass performance it isnt as much as they promised however my main beef with the i7 is that you need to get a lot of new hardware if you want to use it.
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Re: Core i5/i7(Lynnfiled) vs Core i7(Bloomfield)

Post by InspectahACE » Sat Jul 11, 2009 4:48 pm

bobletman wrote:however my main beef with the i7 is that you need to get a lot of new hardware if you want to use it.
It's not any different than when Socket 775 came out lol.
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Post by FeRaL » Sat Jul 11, 2009 6:40 pm

Apoptosis wrote:My prediction: The Intel Core i5 860 is almost like the core i7 920 as it is crazy overclockable with Dual channel DDR3....

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My only gripe is that the i5 is said to only be able to do one PCIe 2.0 x16 or two PCIe 2.0 x8.

I should also say that the core i7 920s are on sale at Microcenter by where I live for $199...

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Post by stereo55 » Wed Jul 15, 2009 3:32 pm

Been looking into both i5/i7 goodies lately and still not quite ready to make the jump (but getting close) . Iam wondering how i7 prices will do when i5 comes out . Trying to hold off till oct/nov/dec , hoping prices will fall even more by then .

Personally , comparing my Q6600 to my bros 920 i7 rig ; its faster but not by leaps or bounds by anymeans . Only benifit I see atm is future-proofing . What we need are better programs (and games) to take full advantage of the i7 now ; without waiting till the end of this cylce for it to happen .
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Re: Core i5/i7(Lynnfiled) vs Core i7(Bloomfield)

Post by stopthekilling77 » Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:40 pm

stereo55 wrote:Been looking into both i5/i7 goodies lately and still not quite ready to make the jump (but getting close) . Iam wondering how i7 prices will do when i5 comes out . Trying to hold off till oct/nov/dec , hoping prices will fall even more by then .

Personally , comparing my Q6600 to my bros 920 i7 rig ; its faster but not by leaps or bounds by anymeans . Only benifit I see atm is future-proofing . What we need are better programs (and games) to take full advantage of the i7 now ; without waiting till the end of this cylce for it to happen .
I'll be (pleasantly) surprised if i7 prices drop SIGNIFICANTLY when i5 is out. Intel and their partners know that they can keep prices where they want them, but it would seem beneficial to them to drop prices a bit so they'd sell more. Here's to crossing our fingers ;)
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Re: Core i5/i7(Lynnfiled) vs Core i7(Bloomfield)

Post by DMB2000uk » Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:56 pm

Aren't they discontinuing the 920 and 940 so they don't have to drop prices though?

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Re: Core i5/i7(Lynnfiled) vs Core i7(Bloomfield)

Post by stopthekilling77 » Wed Jul 15, 2009 5:24 pm

DMB2000uk wrote:Aren't they discontinuing the 920 and 940 so they don't have to drop prices though?

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Re: Core i5/i7(Lynnfiled) vs Core i7(Bloomfield)

Post by tanka12345 » Thu Jul 16, 2009 3:55 am

I'd say the 920 is being discontinued because it's too good of a match for the Core i5's which can cost more [-X

It'd be best to get in early and get an i7 rig before it's too late I think. The only positive about Core i5 is the new P55 mobos coming along with it are likely to support SATA 6GBs and USB 3.0 which my board (MSI Eclipse X58) won't support unless I buy a new one #-o
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Re: Core i5/i7(Lynnfiled) vs Core i7(Bloomfield)

Post by FeRaL » Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:02 pm

tanka12345 wrote:I'd say the 920 is being discontinued because it's too good of a match for the Core i5's which can cost more [-X

It'd be best to get in early and get an i7 rig before it's too late I think. The only positive about Core i5 is the new P55 mobos coming along with it are likely to support SATA 6GBs and USB 3.0 which my board (MSI Eclipse X58) won't support unless I buy a new one #-o
The 920 isn't being discontinued as of now. Intel stated that they do not have plans to discontinue it for the time being. Only the 940 is being discontinued right now.

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Re: Core i5/i7(Lynnfiled) vs Core i7(Bloomfield)

Post by InspectahACE » Thu Jul 16, 2009 6:41 pm

FeRaL wrote:The 920 isn't being discontinued as of now. Intel stated that they do not have plans to discontinue it for the time being. Only the 940 is being discontinued right now.
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Re: Core i5/i7(Lynnfiled) vs Core i7(Bloomfield)

Post by FeRaL » Thu Jul 23, 2009 10:38 am

Given this price on an i7 920, http://www.microcenter.com/single_produ ... id=0302727], as well as the following office pricing of the Lynnfields, http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/new ... lynnfields, I would have to be a fool to pidgeon hole myself with the 1156 socket. Even if the 1366 mobos cost more the total cost of relative systems would be fairly close (within $100 probably) and I would be able to have multiple PCIe x16 slots that work at x16 speeds, and I would have HT and the possibility to go to 6-cores if I end up getting some extra money. Hell at these prices I could even buy a spare i7 920 for a little extra security for when Intel stops making the "cheap" i7 1366 CPUs.

Given that from all indications, the Lynnfields will perform similar clock-per-clock, the 1366 platform looks like the way to go for me.

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