Intel is truly moving in the right direction with Lynnfield. It's been quite some time since Nehalem was released and Core i7 9xx has proven without a doubt to be the fastest processor on the market. While we don't really want to have to say it, Core i7 is how AMD's K10 should have been. Yes, AMD did put the memory controller on the CPU a lot earlier than Intel, but Intel did it better. Bandwidth results truly prove AMD can't keep up with Nehalem processors, no matter what.
Lynnfield processors are without a doubt the answer to the mainstream for Intel. Core 2 has served its purpose and now it's time to move them to the back burner and let the Core i5 and Core i7 8xx series take up the lime light and flourish.
Our first ASUS P55 motherboard we have been able to test has left us with an extremely pleasant taste in our mouths. The P7P55D not only has alot of features for a mainstream board along with quite a good variety of tweaking and overclocking options, but this truly a hardcore board aimed for the mainstream market. With a pretty reasonable price tag of just $219.99 USD over at Newegg, depending on what CPU you want, a Core i5 will set you back $200 or an i7 870 for a hefty $550; it's clearly much cheaper to setup a hardcore Lynnfield system.
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