Sandy Bridge Pricing Leaked!

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    Smells like Core i3-2100 in base 21.5", Core i3-2120 in high-end with option for Core i5-2400S or 2500S (both are much cheaper than current i5-680). Core i3-2120 (or possibly Core i5-2300?) in low-end 27" and Core i5-2400 or 2500 in high-end with option for Core i7-2600
     
  2. davidcmc macrumors 6502

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    It wasn't leaked. It was released by Intel itself. :)
     
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    I can't see anything on Intel's site nor have I seen a press release from Intel. Unless it comes straight from Intel (i.e. they wanted it to happen and it's official), it's a leak ;)
     
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    So I should hold off on buying a 27" iMac today shouldn't I?
     
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    Not really. iMac update isn't expected before Q2 2011 so it's still months away.
     
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    So it's not a significant increase in performance that I should wait?
     
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    Not really, early benchmarks say ~15% clock for clock increase and the clock speeds are also higher. It's up to what you do with it of course. Most tasks don't need much CPU so a faster CPU wouldn't help at all.
     
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    That ATI Radeon 6850 sounds nice. How do you guys know this/project this? Forgive my naivete'. Based on asdf542 speculation I think I can wait.
     
  12. asdf542 macrumors 6502

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    Past refreshes and the TDP of the parts that Apple has used previously.
     
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    Apple currently uses ATI Mobility 5850 in high-end and 5730M in mid-level models. In last refresh, the mid-level GPU was moved to low-end, so Apple may do the same now.

    I wouldn't get as far as giving model numbers because the naming system is still open. In desktops, 57xx was succeeded by 68xx and 69xx is the new high-end (more than just dual-chip GPUs). What I can say it's Blackcomb for high-end (68xxM or 69xxM) and Whistler for mid-level (67xxM or 68xxM)

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    thank you very much for this list Hell - really appreciate you posting and showing me this.
     
  15. ycwee37 macrumors member

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    can i ask why there won't be the model with "K" ?

    eg: core i5-2500K

    what's the difference between the one with and without the "K" ?


    thanks
     
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    K models have unlocked multiplier and are thus meant for overclocking but since you can't even overclock under OS X, paying more for K model would be totally uselss
     
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    So updates for iMac expected ard Q2 2011? I am thinking of buying e iMac ard the christmas period.. Shld I put it off for the time being?
     
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    Depends what you do with it. Current gens are amazing machines so I wouldn't start waiting for something that will have no effect in your usage.
     

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