YaY Intel's Sandy Bridge is out


#1

So the Sandy bridge is finally out...well not really,

http://www.bit-tech.net/blog/2011/01/04/intel-sandy-bridge-launch-was-pointless/

But the benchmarks are out and really good,

http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/cpus/2011/01/03/intel-sandy-bridge-review/1

http://www.guru3d.com/article/core-i5-2500k-and-core-i7-2600k-review/

but

-how much do you guys think it would cost in Pakiland ?

-what do you think of the upgrades that we will make..more expensive than before?

-Are you excited?


#2

and another new socket? :/

I guess if you are buying a completely new PC it would make sense...

but so far my e8400 is still doing fine :D


#3

Performance is mind blowing I mean a 2600K for 317$ beats the 980x plenty of benchmarks that is for 1000$? thats amazing! wonders what beauty it'd be when oc'd to 5.0GHz. *droll*


#4

^definitely its really awesome but I have to say that the GPU really isnt something I would go for


#5

Interesting...


#6

Postive review at toms hardware too http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/sandy-bridge-core-i7-2600k-core-i5-2500k,2833-22.html


#7

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^definitely its really awesome but I have to say that the GPU really isnt something I would go for
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there should have been no GPU in 2500k / 2600k :confused:

really hate the fact of having something that is totally unusable


#8

the integrated GPU is being said to wipe out entry level GPU market of GPU Giants.


#9

On top of that, the integrated Intel HD 3000 has quicksync which speeds up video encoding....and is even more faster than GPU encoding (nVidia's CUDA encoder and ATI's Stream encoder)!!!!!


#10

Intel integrated HD 3000 has DirectX 10.1, which is okay for low res old games but is kind of old tech as DirectX 11 has been out for more than a year now. Plus if you use discrete graphic card for serious gaming you cannot use Intel built-in QuickSync Video encoder, which is quite a shame as it is indeed faster than GPU based encoders.


#11

I dont think there are many games that are actually utilizing Directx11. Most games even now can still be run on directx9


#12

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Intel integrated HD 3000 has DirectX 10.1, which is okay for low res old games but is kind of old tech as DirectX 11 has been out for more than a year now. Plus if you use discrete graphic card for serious gaming you cannot use Intel built-in QuickSync Video encoder, which is quite a shame as it is indeed faster than GPU based encoders.
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Mobile GPU cards have started coming with Switchable technology which means u can on the fly switch between discrete and integrated GPU.


#13

^ Sandy bridge doesn't. Maybe they will introduce it with the new chipset slotted for 2012.


#14

^ u mean switch from integrated to discrete?


#15

^ Yeah, the switchable graphics.


#16

#17

AMD Switchable Graphics Technology

http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/switchable-graphics/Pages/switchable-graphics.aspx

Nvidia Optimus Technology

http://www.nvidia.com/object/optimus_technology.html


#18

Dont really think it would be coming out in 2 years.. or will it?


#19

if u read closely the links especially the AMD one it lists the Models alerady coming with ST. This CES 2011 also shows "Lucid" Software which promises to use Quick Sync while being on Discrete GPU. This means Lucid enables the Switching without any additional hardware.

Read about Lucid on AnandTech:

http://www.anandtech.com/show/4113/lucid-enables-quick-sync-with-discrete-graphics-on-sandy-bridge


#20

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Performance is mind blowing I mean a 2600K for 317$ beats the 980x plenty of benchmarks that is for 1000$? thats amazing! wonders what beauty it’d be when oc’d to 5.0GHz. droll
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Thats at the high end of the market. At the level of a typical Pakistani budget you have only 3-5% improvement.