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2011 Intel Core Processor Pricing and Launch Dates Surface

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Back in August, a report with details sourced from ComputerBase.de was bang-on in tabling what the 2011 Intel Core processor lineup is going to look like. With a little over a month to go for the market release of these processors, fresh details emerged that reveal pricing and precise availability dates of each model. To begin with, 9th January is D-day for the socket LGA1155 platform, when one can expect a large wave of motherboards to reach stores, along with 10 new Core i5, Core i7 "Sandy Bridge" quad-core processors.

    The quad-core lineup consists of 7 Core i5 models. Based on a Sandy Bridge derivative silicon, these processors differ from the Core i7 models in having no HyperThreading (4 cores/4 threads), and 25% of the L3 cache being disabled (set at 6 MB). The lineup overall is seeing a clock speed increase compared to current-generation "Lynnfield" processors. The Core i5 lineup also includes an overclocker-friendly "K" model, which features an unlocked BClk multipler. The fastest in the lineup is the Core i7 2600/2600K, which is clocked at 3.40 GHz. With the default BClk (base clock) of Sandy Bridge running at 100 MHz (compared to 133 MHz on Nehalem/Westmere), one can expect very high multiplier values. It should also be easier to calculate speeds and keep track of, for overclockers.

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    The pricing of these quad-core chips also seems to be very interesting. Things are pretty tight between the Core i5-2300 (2.80 GHz), and Core i5-2500K (3.30 GHz), with just a $39 gap between the two, but four models in all to choose from. The Core i7 parts are priced higher, at $297 for the i7-2600 and $317 for the i7-2600K.

    The next big launch day is on 20th February, when Intel launches four dual-core processors in the Core i3 series. Quite interestingly, there are no dual-core Core i5 processors, and most of the Core i3 dual-core chips don't feature Turbo Boost technology, barring the fastest one, the Core i3-2390T. Then, a little later in February, the first LGA1155 Pentium Dual-Core processor, the G620T, will be launched. Some time later in Q2-2011, Intel will add three more Pentium models.

    Source: Expreview
     
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    Hmm wheres the 6 cores at?
     
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    I thought Sandy Bridge was locked to stock frequency unless you buy the xxxK variant? If that is so then why does the 2600 cost nearly as much as the 2600k? :confused: Whats up with the T and S variants? Apparently I missed that in all my previous googling... Off to google it D:
     
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    cool beans . When are they planing on 6 core and more ? And why no tri core CPU's like AMD ?
     
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    They're keeping the good stuff for Q3? Probably want to see what AMD's up to...
     
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    Core i5 2500k looks good, anyone know if these are meant to improve in performance clock for clock over 1156/1366?

    If not I might just grab an i7860 and 1156 mobo next month.
     
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    There is a very rough rule of thumb

    I would like Intel to have a green line of decent socketable CPU's that have a premium price on them... but we choose where to spend the money. Cheaper CPU, higher consumption, or more expensive CPU and lower consumption.

    e.g. a 35W Core i3-2100T at $127 or a 25W Core i3-2100TLV similar performance at $157 ($30 more, payback on 3 year lifespan)

    Personally, I would go for the more expensive lower power consumption to save electricity, heat and sound levels.

    It would also focus the industry on power efficiency of chipsets and mainboards.
     
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    thought this was about the 2011 chip that will replace the 1366:ohwell:
     
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    You mean to tell me AMD is a better buy?! Thats impossible! Also how can a 1090T be faster then an i7?! I call BS! :laugh:
     
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    It's not. For the few that need to feed power go intel for the ones that need to feed a family go amd.
     
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    ^lol :laugh:
     
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    If this is true, then it means we are getting cheap Bulldozer CPUs because they will have to be competitive. ;)

    Good news, K chips doesn't look overpriced so it's all good.
     
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    or that Bulldozer is going to be less than competitive than the new Intel line . Looks like Intel is going to stay ahead of the game for a lot longer than we all thought . even with the 6 core CPU AMD has it don't look all that good .
    Intel can keep the price down further chipping away at AMD ...
     
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    Bulldozer may still be the better value play re overclocking given the Intel lockdown.
     
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    ok im packing my money for first release
     
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    It's only natural we'd hear about Intel's stuff first, seeing as their CPU being released Q1 2011, while AMD are releasing theirs in Q2. the AM3+ previews should come around Q1 next year.
     
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    Love the Quad with only 45W power draw! Perfect for a folding farm! :cool:
     
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    Behind in release or technology? Tactically it's better for them to be releasing their products after Intel, so they can see what they're up against and make adjustments accordingly.
     
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    I can't wait to see some reviews of the i7-2600K, the price seams very reasonable.
     
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    I definitely want to see what the next iteration of the 6-cores are going to be like.
     
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    Okay, I'm really suprised at INTEL's pricing, very good very very good.
     
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    I agree it is good to know what your competitor has and how it performs before you release your own product to compete, but thats not always the best strategy to employ. But since the release dates for both camps start in the first half of the year, the sales volume won't be as high than if it was before the end of this year. So Intel will enjoy raking up customers until AMD comes out with Bulldozer.
     
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    this is just a start of Sandybridge, once the high-end release in Q3-Q4 2011. it will be 600-1000$ :rockout:
    K - Processors that have unlocked CPU clock multipliers
    S - Energy efficient processors that have comparable clock speeds as compared to standard models
    T - High energy efficient processors that have lower clock speeds as compared to standard models
    That is for the desktop, im looking forward for mobile, mobile has more "complicated" letters
    M - Mobile processors.
    LM - Low voltage mobile processors.
    UM - Ultra low voltage mobile processors.
    QM - Quad-core mobile processors.
    XM - Extreme quad-core mobile processors that feature unlocked Turbo multipliers.
    E - Embedded mobile processors.
    LE - Low voltage embedded mobile processors.
    UE - Ultra low voltage embedded mobile processors.
    QE - Quad-core embedded mobile processors
     
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