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Old 11-17-2008, 05:48 PM
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Core i7
The Core i7 stuff is starting to launch. All you early adopters can gobble it up.

While the CPU prices are a touch high, the motherboard and ram costs don't seem all that bad compared to what I thought they would be. (Though CPU costs do seem similar to their older Core 2 Quad counterparts.)

It is important to note though that the gains for gaming are effectively non-existent for Core i7 over the Core 2 line. The gains in non-gaming are pretty decent. I expect in time that the Core i7 gaming gains will start to show up once games start taking advantage of the new features.

(My page has had a few updates to include Core i7 stuffs. I doubt I'll be changing the system recommendations to Core i7 until around bunny day in March.)
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