The Real (and Virtual) Adventures of Nathan the IT Guy

Nov 14 2011   11:05PM GMT

Intel’s new Sandy Bridge-E

Nathan Simon Nathan Simon Profile: Nathan Simon

Now that the Intel Sandybridge has been out for a while and proven itself, Intel wants to up their game.

Intel has just released its new Sandy Bridge-E platform. With six- and eight-core processors, eight DIMM slots, and multiple PCIe 3.0 slots, it’s Nehalem’s true heir and the answer to complaints that Sandy Bridge, while awesome, just isn’t enthusiast enough.
After this build, I’m definitely excited for Sandy Bridge-E. The platform’s sheer power and ease‑of‑overclocking breathe new life into enthusiast computing. Most people will find that Socket 1155 Sandy Bridge machines are still a better buy from a cost/performance standpoint, but those who need power by the bucketful will find it here.

What are you waiting for? Go check out the benchmarks and build-guide at Maximum PC!

Did I ever mention my system specs? Its a Core i5 2500K on an ASUS P8P67 Deluxe with 8GB Ram an ASUS GTX-570, with a 60GB OCZ Vertex2 for OS and apps, and finally a 2.5TB Western Digital HDD. Well those are the important components anyways… 🙂 Definitely nowhere close to the above system, but pretty darn close.


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