Sounds like they are aiming low.
Not like they have to try hard after AMDs bulldozer debacle.
So basically it's just a flawed CPU and that every one below it can outperform it in every way and can be more reliable?
It's a weird and awkward turn of events but there might be a reasoning behind it, with that I am not sure but I think time will tell once it's released. I can already tell it's reputation is going to be low but like I said, time will tell.
I thought the one in the pic was the Ivy Bridge one.
Pentium's gone from the main series to the bargain-bin brand name. Haven't you guys ever heard of a Pentium Dual Core? Crappiest processor ever compared to a new Core Quad, but it's really cheap.
Damn, I wish my dual-core (when I still had it) was a stock clock at 3.1
Perhaps not to those who already have Sandy Bridge, but to me, it's going to be a big upgrade for when I finally decide to get a new laptop with one.
Sounds like a great chip
Ivy Bridge is more important to you if you use a laptop or don't have a video card
For power desktop users, there's only a marginal improvement over SB. Basically, the biggest thing to come with Ivy mostly amounts to a die shrink, which equals more power efficent, and a better integrated GPU that can handle 1080p. That's it. At least, so far.
Of course if you don't have SB and need to upgrade, Ivy is the logical choice since you'll still be getting good performance out of them. I personally just don't think it's worth upgrading to if you already have SB
Poor AMD :( This kind of thing needs competition.