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Will you switch to Intel Core i7 ?

Will you switch to Intel Core i7 ?

  • Yes, this year

    Votes: 519 4.8%
  • Yes, next year

    Votes: 1,860 17.4%
  • No, I will stay with Core 2

    Votes: 3,227 30.1%
  • AMD - Smarter Choice

    Votes: 5,109 47.7%

  • Total voters
    10,715
  • Poll closed .

W1zzard

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#1
Intel has recently released their latest upgrade in CPU technology. Is this something that is appealing for you? If yes, how fast will you get it, if no, what is holding you back?
 
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#2
Will vote when front page is updated. But I do intend to upgarde to Core i7. But I will prob do so in about 6 months. Let bugs iron out. Only thing I'm a little disappointed in is the voltage controller for RAM is on the CPU. Would be good if MF's find a way around this, be it mobo/ram solutions or both.
 
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#3
Nope, Happy in Core 2 land...
 
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#4
Unless I get a new graphics card next year when 55/40nm come out, then I might do it. Otherwise LGA775...
 
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#5
Noway. No reason to move from AMD.

Besides that, Ci7 has been way too overhyped resulting in uber expensive enthusiast motherboards and CPU's. For numbers, like SuperPI and Sysoft it's nice, but for gaming, why bother.

And, not to forget, Deneb is around the corner. Is a whole lot more interesting for me really.
 
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#6
It is not as big as a jump like P4 PentiumD >> C2D C2Q that was a must upgrade this is not as big of a jump at least IMO
 
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#7
NO - as far as i'm aware i have no need for a super server chip to process the information needs to listen to music and go on the internet. If anything i'll be upgrading to a high clocking/performing dual core around February.
 
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#8
i will say i will upgrade but in 6 months or so when they are 32nm just for the hell of it? as fo the gaming side there isnt much use as not many games use 4 cores let alone up to 8, same goes for 6 and 12 gig of ram, people are just moving accross to 4 gig, the big issue is needing a 64bit os and most people dont want to change.

on a seccond thought dose anyone else thing the hardware side of pcs is racing ahead too fast? expecialy too fast for software to keep up...im just thinking of the average joe who thinks that they upgraded from there pentium p4 not long ago
 
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#9
Every game other that crappy overrated bug ridden Crysis runs better than necessary on my rig. No upgrades needed here for a while.
 
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#10
Core2 will get more affordable, im staying here for at least another 18 mths
 

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#11
if i come back here in 5 years, and you people who voted "staying core 2" have moved on... i'll call you liars :p
 

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#12
I'm staying core2 :rockout: until I see a 30-40% increase in gaming performance. That increase probably will not happen with the i7.
 
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#13
Im just a game head...So i say (CORE 2 FTW!!):nutkick:
 

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#14
When overclocked to 4GHz, Core i7 is a multi-threaded computing monster. Unfortunately, I rarely use any software that can take advantage of all that muscle. My E8400 at 4GHz spends the majority of the time barely above idle so I really don't need two more cores sitting idle. I'll have no trouble waiting for the 32nm update or longer when Core i7 boards and DDR3 memory will likely be a lot cheaper.

Intel has a problem. Systems based on Core 2 Duo technology are cheap to build and their performance is too damn good for many users to justify upgrading. :toast:
 

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for someone like myself, needing to have all the latest stuff, its an absolute must to have it the day it comes out. i have already ordered my chip and im just waiting for my board to become available. im still debating on whether to get the 3x1gb kit or 3x2gb kit though.
 
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#16
When overclocked to 4GHz, Core i7 is a multi-threaded computing monster. Unfortunately, I rarely use any software that can take advantage of all that muscle. My E8400 at 4GHz spends the majority of the time barely above idle so I really don't need two more cores sitting idle. I'll have no trouble waiting for the 32nm update or longer when Core i7 boards and DDR3 memory will likely be a lot cheaper.

Intel has a problem. Systems based on Core 2 Duo technology are cheap to build and their performance is too damn good for many users to justify upgrading. :toast:
I was gonna say just that, but with an e8500 instead. The primary purpose of my system is gaming and folding; for non-gaming (video-encoding and folding) tasks that need that much juice I rely on CUDA, so its just not worth the $500+ of upgrades for 10FPS.
 
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#17
not for me, my quad never even gets a hard workout.
 
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I'm going to let my bank account rest for a while. I also want to wait for the bugs to be worked out and for "midrange" (P55??) systems to be available.
 
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#19
I barley use my amd dual-core and when I do the cpu only reaches 50-60% usage peak.
And when I upgrade to quad-core in next pc build then I'll think about it since I'll need the horsepower for rendering.
 
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#20
AMD - Smarter Choice :)
 
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Yer Mid next year im upgrading and end of year new video card
 
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#23
I'm planning for a new system build ~3 months after the next set of GPU's are released from the AMD/Nvidia camps. Probably something equivalent to an HD5850/GTX 360 at ~250$ price range. I'm looking to get a mobo/cpu/ram for around 500$. It all depends on what is available at that time. Hopefully this will be the AM3 or P55 chipsets with DDR3 at higher speeds and lower latencies/volts. Depending on size/speed of SSD's then, I would be putting another 250$ into those at the same time, possibly one smaller 32GB drive for the OS, one larger 64-128GB drive for gaming, and I'll keep my 500GB SATA drive for music/video storage.

While I'm hoping AMD comes back with a competitive set of processors, I'm not going to ignore the performance of Intel anymore.
 

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#24
my next build is gonna be i7 as soon as my current pc cant run games on medium-low or unless amd release something really good
 
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#25
Probably gonna pick up an e8600 pretty soon if it gets under $200, then once ddr3 prices drop and boards mature I may move to i7. I'll definitely wait to see what their lower level offerings can do, and see what AMD can bring to the table though. Price for performance.