"Core i7. what the......"2.5 starson by HVBI
Pros: Maybe, just maybe a commercial company can benifit if rendering several movies or commericals a day.
Cons: Price is way to high for what you get. It is terrible on games for the price. I can get an over clocked q6600 to preform better. The cost premium is twice what I would pay for core 2 when you add cost of ram, mobo etc.
Summary: Lets face it, how many of you really sit in front of the computer and wait for a 2 hour video to render? Okay two of you raised your hand. Get a life. For the rest of us, I don't think so. So will you wait 1:40 for a i7 to do the same task. Nope! You will walk away and come back later. So why is it that big of a deal to have a cpu take 20 min. off a 2 hour render. Step out side and take a short walk. You will save hundreds. This cpu is not a gamers friend either. Unless you want to spend 1000's for the best i7 cpu and only match a cpu that you could have paid 100's less for. I just don't see any reason to spend so much for so little. I will wait until the industry shows us a good reason to upgrade. I would rather buy a q9550, good ram and mobo for far less money. With the extra 600 dollar savings I could buy some nice toys. Come on AMD here is your chance to kick them where it hurts.