Do forum members have any views/news on the proposed new Intel 'Nehalim' processor due out in Sept this year? The 'i7' processors will be apparently be successors to the current Intel dual core ones but I am not clear if 775 pin motherboards will need to be replaced to accomodate them.
As I am contemplating another new build (if my wife does not find out first) any info or even opinions would be welcome
It's a new socket, 1366 I think and is supposed to be 12-20% more efficient at a given clock speed. Any aftermarket heatsinks currently available will not fit although new brackets might be available for some.
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My AMD rigs are running very well but I am curious about trying Intel for the first time to compare capabilities. Nehalem has been a long time in gestation so it might just be worth it, especially if it runs more economically