Intel i9 ??

iCaleb

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What year do you think the Intel i9 will be an option for the iMac ???

 

iCaleb

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Yes yes yes,,,,,Come with me to china I have an extra ticket to get on the ark.

I hope it lasts the floods:D
 

bolen

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If it it will be released December 2012 I would expect to see it in the iMac late 2013 once the TDP values have gone down to a reasonable level.

But that's just a wild guess...

EDIT: According to the Wikipedia article the i9 has be renamed to i7 as well.
 

Vylen

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Next year, probably, with the release of Sandy Bridge.

The i9 will probably by the high-end desktop 6/8-core CPU's.

Wouldn't make sense to have i7 cover 4, 6, and 8.

Well, this is assuming they stick to the i# branding. Intel is really fickle with their names.
 

iCaleb

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Well SDD prices are so high that by then they will be cheap...i hope
 

314631

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Yes for most of us SSD pricing is the thing that really matters. People obsess about CPU speeds all the time completely overlooking how these old mechanical hard drives are the thing that really slow your system down.

On today's pricing I would buy the i3 with the SSD over the i7 with 1tb or 2tb drive. The SSD machine will feel waaaaaaaay faster immediately than either the i5 or i7 processor.
 

aliensporebomb

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Ssd

Right - the biggest impediment to computer speed really is the HDD and the fact that its mechanical processes slow down what could be a very fast system.

Once SSD drives get to a decent manageable size and the prices start to become more like that of HDD units we'll see more widespread adoption.

Processor speed is a great thing but there are other parts of the system that can be sped up too - faster memory, faster buses, faster processors and better storage systems.
 

Northgrove

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Agreed on SSD's, and that's why it was such a bummer the new iMac's didn't allow easier replacements in that area, like the MacBooks. At 4 GB RAM, most will benefit better from an easily replaceable SSD than easily adding more RAM.
 

Spike88

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Agreed on SSD's, and that's why it was such a bummer the new iMac's didn't allow easier replacements in that area, like the MacBooks. At 4 GB RAM, most will benefit better from an easily replaceable SSD than easily adding more RAM.
I agree.

When I was young (ya - one of those stories), my grade 10 computer instructor told me that moving parts for data storage will be a thing of the past. Everything will be "cell storage" with no moving parts. Think he called it Crystal storage - at that time. Today, cell storage is being used in USB portable , transferable SD Camera cards and fixed postion SSDs. At that time (in early 80s), he told me to vision walking up to a computer, sliding in a cell storge chip (like today's mini USB sticks) and having huge amounts of available "direct access" data. In 5+ years, I can see SSDs being portable and bing the size of a mini-stick as well. Vision 1 TB or even 2 TB of "pure / direct ram" on a mini-stick? Hard to vision but it is possible....
 
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