Affordable Performance: How the NEW Intel Core i7 helps you to “Get Your Game ON!”
When people ask me for recommendations on buying (or building) a new PC, my first question is ‘How much do you want to spend’ – because like anything, you usually get what you pay for. Everyone who’s wanted Intel Core i7 performance can now purchase it, without worry – it’s gonna ROCK!
If you’re like most people, you want a new PC that will play the latest games, manipulate your media files, and not cost and arm and a leg. You want the best *’bang for the buck’* that you can buy in a computer today. With the latest [Intel Core i7-800 Series](http://ark.intel.com/Compare.aspx?ids=41315,41316), and [Intel Core i5-700 Series](http://ark.intel.com/Compare.aspx?ids=42915) Processors in conjunction with the new [Intel P55 Chipset](http://ark.intel.com/chipset.aspx?familyID=41726) – you CAN have the best of both worlds.
As you can see, the latest Core i7-800 series CPU’s have nearly all the bells and whistles of the previous series. You do get one x16 PCIe lane, and dual-channel memory now – which can equate to some cost savings when buying your new PC. Check out the chart below, and see how well the new quad-core Nehalem architecture really sings with the Integrated Memory Controller…
I don’t know about you, but I sure do appreciate every minute that I can save when doing video/audio editing… if you do this work all day long, you could save almost a whole hour of time where you’d normally be waiting around for the work to get done.
The Core i5-700 Series CPUs are pretty stout as well, you get 4 cores with Turbo Boost sans Hyper-Threading – but trust me, if you haven’t tried multi-core yet – you’ll be pleasantly surprised at how much you can do!
I’ve played with just about every variant of Intel Processor since the early ’90s and these latest Core i7 and Core i5 CPUs are a fantastic leap forward for those of you looking to upgrade or buy a new computer system.
Here’s a great video from the guys at NCIX.com showing some of the bits and pieces of these new systems, fantastic video!
I’d love to hear from those of you buying and or building a new PC with the latest Lynnfield based Core i7 or Core i5 CPUs – ROCK ON!