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Useful Alt
Posted - 2011.01.03 16:34:00 - [1]
 

and i think i will be looking at a laptop using it!
my laptop is kind of very very very old, about maybe 5-6 years old? if not more?

(why would i update my desktop that is 5 months old? Razz)

Intelís Sandy Bridge: Upheaval in the Mobile Landscape

Useful Alt
Posted - 2011.01.03 16:36:00 - [2]
 


Caleidascope
Minmatar
Republic Military School
Posted - 2011.01.03 17:02:00 - [3]
 

Looks pretty good.

Pan Crastus
Anti-Metagaming League
Posted - 2011.01.03 17:09:00 - [4]
 

Edited by: Pan Crastus on 03/01/2011 17:09:50
nvm :-P

Grez
Neo Spartans
Laconian Syndicate
Posted - 2011.01.03 20:15:00 - [5]
 

Doesn't look all that special next to AMd's Bobcat...

Grimpak
Gallente
Midnight Elites
Echelon Rising
Posted - 2011.01.04 01:21:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Grez
Doesn't look all that special next to AMd's Bobcat...
in all honesty, ever since second gen Core 2, performance numbers as far as CPU goes aren't really that hot compared to previous generation jumps.

not saying it's not a good CPU, it is but things seem to move faster on the interface side (chipsets and all that).


now about energy consumption, that's where it has been evolving.

Useful Alt
Posted - 2011.01.04 01:55:00 - [7]
 

Originally by: Grez
Doesn't look all that special next to AMd's Bobcat...


desktop side maybe not THAT special


notebook side? that is a whole new story

for me, sandy bridge is more about notebook than desktop


Grez
Neo Spartans
Laconian Syndicate
Posted - 2011.01.04 03:07:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Useful Alt
Originally by: Grez
Doesn't look all that special next to AMd's Bobcat...


desktop side maybe not THAT special


notebook side? that is a whole new story

for me, sandy bridge is more about notebook than desktop




Bobcat and Zacate are designed for Notebooks, Laptops and SFF's...

hired goon
Posted - 2011.01.04 18:15:00 - [9]
 

When it comes to the new generation of CPUs with GPU on-die, I was leaning towards AMD's Fusion platform, just because Intel are absolutely rubbish at graphics.

Then I read about the inclusion of a DRM layer on Sandy Bridge chips to appease the entertainment industry, and I was like, lol Intel

Sidus Isaacs
Gallente
Posted - 2011.01.04 18:35:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: hired goon
When it comes to the new generation of CPUs with GPU on-die, I was leaning towards AMD's Fusion platform, just because Intel are absolutely rubbish at graphics.

Then I read about the inclusion of a DRM layer on Sandy Bridge chips to appease the entertainment industry, and I was like, lol Intel


Indeeds, its stupid...

but my guess? it will sell non the less because peole are stupid.

Krasnij Okjabre
the united
Negative Ten.
Posted - 2011.01.04 20:57:00 - [11]
 

Wasn't too keen on this aspect of it to be fair. Seems a bit 'Big Brother' to me.

AMD all the way here.

Kras.

Cys Root
Gallente
Aliastra
Posted - 2011.01.04 21:26:00 - [12]
 

Will be supremely entertaining if those puppies get reverse engineered and hackers start bricking laptop on the fly...obviously Intel has thought about this, but they do have a habit of underestimating the hacker community.

Krasnij Okjabre
the united
Negative Ten.
Posted - 2011.01.04 21:35:00 - [13]
 

Originally by: Cys Root
Will be supremely entertaining if those puppies get reverse engineered and hackers start bricking laptop on the fly...obviously Intel has thought about this, but they do have a habit of underestimating the hacker community.


It's almost inevitable, really. Someone will try it 'just for the lulz' no doubt.

Kras.

Hugo Smith
Posted - 2011.01.05 07:02:00 - [14]
 

Edited by: Hugo Smith on 05/01/2011 07:02:48
AMD have always been better than intel.

AMD processors may be slower out of the box but can be overclocked for much higher performance than any intel. But the concept that at they are cheaper is not true. The money saved on purchasing a top of the line AMD phenom for example the deficit from the amount to get a top of the line i7 should be spent on some kickass water cooling system. Then overclock it to >25% of its factory spec. Yes it will run hot... but to get that much extra performance out of an intel chip you would have to be pouring liquid nitrogen on it at 5litres per second.

But anyway. Nex gen looks great. Mayby ill finaly be able to replace my 4 year old AMD athlon 6400 Laughing

Pan Crastus
Anti-Metagaming League
Posted - 2011.01.05 08:14:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Krasnij Okjabre
Wasn't too keen on this aspect of it to be fair. Seems a bit 'Big Brother' to me.



How long till we have to pay Intel yearly license fees "or else..."?

Anyway, performance seems good but not that good compared to e.g. the 6 core Phenom, which has CPUs, boards, chipsets readily available (and we all know what kind of blunders Intel has had in the past regarding chipset/CPU availability etc.).

Alpheias
Euphoria Released
HYDRA RELOADED
Posted - 2011.01.05 08:41:00 - [16]
 

I am on a i7 920 and even if there are actual tests on performance, I can't shrug off the feeling that the performance in Sandy Bridge only truly shines when you overclock, otherwise it on par with the previous Lynnfields and Nahalem.

I am not really in a rush to jump over to Sandy Bridge, I am more eager for LGA 1356 in that case but I am waiting for LGA 2011 that will supersede Nahalem (LGA 1366).

Zindela
Caldari
School of Applied Knowledge
Posted - 2011.01.05 09:22:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: hired goon
When it comes to the new generation of CPUs with GPU on-die, I was leaning towards AMD's Fusion platform, just because Intel are absolutely rubbish at graphics.

Then I read about the inclusion of a DRM layer on Sandy Bridge chips to appease the entertainment industry, and I was like, lol Intel


You're pretty far off on that DRM thing.

1) That article title is incredibly biased, and sensationalist. All it's doing is trying to get readership, and failing at that. The site in general seems quite biased against anything Apple and Intel, for some reason.

2) Nowhere in the article does it actually say that the processor screens the content you play from your hard drive and makes sure it has the correct licencing attached to the file. What it does is allow the user to stream movies to the computer at the same time as they are released on DVD, and then protects the content that's being streamed. Read the article again with the title blotted out. Or did you not bother to read past the title in the first place?

The DRM has NO effect on local content. I'd be willing to bet that you could find the same movie on torrents within a few hours of the DVD release anyway. You'd still be able to download the movie, and play it locally.


Alain Kinsella
Minmatar
Posted - 2011.01.05 23:26:00 - [18]
 

Can't believe I read nearly all the desktop article (I started skimming things once benchmarks showed up).

I do like the news that HTPCs are becoming more realistic now. That may encourage me to 'shelve' my Cosmos case over something smaller (that can drive a monitor or two, *and* the TV now and then for DVDs and such).

On a side note - what's with the rash of 775 boards that came out last year? Not that I'm minding much (would be a nice refresh for my Q6600) but with i7/5/3 out for a couple years that kinda surprised me...

*goes back to Anandtech site to browse awhile*


 

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