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  • Giz Explains: Intel's Entire Confusing Armada of Chips

    Gizmodo.com has a really good article just posted a few mins ago that helps explain the Intel CPU lineup. It is a pretty short read and very easy to understand, so I hope everyone will take a moment and read through. I think Intel has really confused everyone here lately and this is a good article to help cut through the mess :row__735:

    Giz Explains: Intel's Entire Confusing Armada of Chips


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    Re: Giz Explains: Intel's Entire Confusing Armada of Chips

    Nice read. My Core2Quad should last me until i7 drops in price.

    My next upgrade is def going to be the video card.


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      Re: Giz Explains: Intel's Entire Confusing Armada of Chips

      What they didn't address is how/whether an i7 in socket 1366 differs from an i7 in socket 1156. I'm looking to build in the next month and need to make a decision.
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        Re: Giz Explains: Intel's Entire Confusing Armada of Chips

        I believe that 1156 can only address dual channel RAM while 1336 can do triple channel. I could be wrong.
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          Re: Giz Explains: Intel's Entire Confusing Armada of Chips

          Yes as far as I know the i5 only uses dual channel while the i7 uses triple, also the i5 as far as I know is not hyprethreaded, the i7 shows up as 8 cores, the i5 as 4.
          Core i7 also has a second quick path interconnect that connects to a second cpu if you had a board that supports dual processors.
          Also when the core i9 comes out with it's 6 cores it will use the same socket as i7 and may be able to run on current socket 1366 x58 boards.

          If you do 3d modelling/animation, video/sound decoding etc the i7 would be the one to go for, for everything else the i5 will do just fine.

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            Re: Giz Explains: Intel's Entire Confusing Armada of Chips

            http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/...i5,2410-2.html

            should be a chart under "whats in a name" that explains the basic differences
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