Intel Drops 19 Desktop CPUs from Clarkdale, Lynnfield, and Sandy Bridge

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blakwolf

The only thing Intel needs to get rid of are all Celerons, Pentiums and G series.

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win7fanboi

MPC staff.... easy way to get rid of the spammers... the account has be to active and x months old (3 should suffice) before the users are allowed to post links.

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Engelsstaub

Still getting along just fine with a Core2 Duo and a few first-gen i7s. ;)

I hate how Intel is milking this strategically in an effort to make everyone's shit "obsolete" in a year or less. Rather than release appreciable increases in performance at normal intervals, they release incremental performance boosts on a rapid schedule.

...really wish AMD would step up their game.

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aferrara50

the new parts are just so much better than the old it's absurd. You'll really only notice the difference anyway if you're gaming in surround/ eyefinity with all 1440p/1600p monitors and running 4 way sli/quadfireThere's really no reason for intel to make the older parts, wouldn't make sense financially. sandy bridge systems are cheap to build anyway.

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Engelsstaub

Yeah, you're right. The older parts are still serviceable, but the new ones do have some serious performance gains. I was just waxing on about a conspiracy to keep everyone's systems in "need" of upgrades. I wouldn't think Intel should keep making Core2 Quads or something. :)

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iceman600

damn.... i was just to make a gaming rig with an i7 on z68 chipset... =( feels like im making a soon to be phase out machine =(

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alexw1234

I wanted price cuts, not less options for my new rig.

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Gezzer

Why would Intel cut any prices?

Till AMD can give them a run for the money there's really no reason. I'm a confessed AMD fanboi from the K6-2 days and even I've jumped ship. My last two rigs were Intel. Cutting prices is just cutting into profit and the only reason to do it is to kill AMD off. Which Intel doesn't want to do. They need a competitor that's just strong enough so they aren't accused of having a monopoly. Any price cuts Intel's going to make is IMHO meant to restrict AMD's market presence more then anything.

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aferrara50

price cuts never happen. Only way you'll be able to get them cheaper is 2nd hand sadly. I wanted a 990X for like $500 to toss in my old x58 rig, but I suppose I'll just toss it into a single wide mid tower and use it as a htpc. No reason to build a new rig on x58 anyway, motherboard manufacturers stopped making boards for the most part and memory manufacturers have switched to 1.5v instead of 1.65v. Great platform, and even faster than 99% of rigs out there, but it's old and slow tech. SB-E is the way to go now. I definitely don't regret my 3960X.

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alexw1234

I would never get computer parts second hand. I just wanted some of those lower end sb parts for a compact htpc for my downstairs living room.

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