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Intel Core i5 Lynnfield 2.66 GHz Tested

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Pshh 2.66ghz, I bet I could hit 4ghz with an ASUS board. I'm getting the urge to build an i5 crunching rig again :p
 

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Hello my next CPU.
 

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#4
Looks to be a nice proc, too bad more tests aren't shown.

I'm getting the urge to build an i5 crunching rig again :p
You already had one? :eek:
 

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#5
So, QPI links, tri-channel memory, and Turbo mode make the difference but the question is by how much (compared to the Core i7 920)?
 
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they use 3d mark vantage , which is graphic card use , i mean this score with physics score
 
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Nice price tag. Not so overwhelmingly high like i7 here...
 
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well... when you can get i7s at 215$ tax included sometimes at Microcenter, you wonder if the mobos are a hell lot cheaper or not for the i5 xD
 
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Looks like they have it disabled, it would be more than 13K CPU if they were using physx.

they use 3d mark vantage , which is graphic card use , i mean this score with physics score
 
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#11
Hmmm. I purchased an i7 920 D0 for $199.99 that benches @ 4.5GHz on air with 1.4v 1.31 vtt. I use the exact same settings to bench 4.7GHz with higher end cooling. Unless P55 boards are in the sub $100 range I don't see where this chip is gonna make any impact. I'm sure it will overclock like the i7 920 but if you run the same everest benchmark with 45nm Yorkfield you'll see that it competes with it depending on the overall cpu overclock. Nice chip just not sure if there's much of a market for a new intel platform that's not cheaper or out performing whats currently available.
 

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interesting.

8 threads on i5... i smell tasty.
 
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#13
well... when you can get i7s at 215$ tax included sometimes at Microcenter, you wonder if the mobos are a hell lot cheaper or not for the i5 xD
Cheapest i7 here: 330 bucks. Go Switzerland -_-
 

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i think the urge to build an i7 pc
I think he actually meant to build a crunching rig again. I knew what he meant, but it just sounded funny.
 
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Phenom II X4 955 Killer?

How does this new Intel offering compare to the Phenom II X4 955? I found a site that had the Phenom doing Pi in 21sec. Vantage CPU score of 11000

Is this CPU comparable/better than AMD for less $?

Given Intel's rep for overclocking, is this going to be a budget screamer?

:banghead: I'll stick with AMD,I'll stick with AMD,I'll stick with AMD,
 

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nice i wonder if this thing price is right 196$ + lets say an asus Mobo for 150$ y its actually a better buy than phenom II, unless it sucks at gaming or its overpriced it should give amd a hard time...
 
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How about boards? A decent board is like 400 bucks here. So an i7 upgrade would cost me roughly 800-900 bucks. THeres an interesting deal for a Gygabyte UD5 board, some decent RAM, a 920 and a Noctua cooler. For a thousand bucks. Like I am going to pay that.
 
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Performances faster then Core2Extreme, and prices at about $200. Its a for sure buy for any mid-range enthusiast..
 

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mobo look like cheap one :) with standard capacitors.. :)

very low cost :)
 
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Thats cus Australia is closer to China/malaysia/etc than europe and the US, so there are lower shipping costs. :cool:
so why do they cost more? i meant win in a sarcastic way
 
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same reason why Honda Civics from Ontario cost 5k$ more in Montreal then anywhere else in US even after the exchange rate?
 
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Eww that mobo is fugly :shadedshu