Need Assistance with PC Specs

Started Jun 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
teseg
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Re: Need Assistance with PC Specs
In reply to kelpdiver, Jun 19, 2013

kelpdiver wrote:

Haswell (third gen) was released in the last month. Not always a great idea to be the first wave of QA, I mean customers, for new hardware. Performance difference is negliable for cpu, potentially substantial on internal video. Slightly more power efficient.

FYI, Haswell is 4th generation. The I7-3770 (3rd generation) that comes with the system in question has been out since early 2012 based on Amazon review dates (and maintains a 5 star review with 94 reviews).

http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/processors/processor-numbers.html

http://www.slashgear.com/haswell-4th-generation-intel-core-launch-set-for-june-4th-01284519/

http://www.amazon.com/Intel-Core-i7-3770-Quad-Core-Processor/product-reviews/B007SZ0EHE/ref=cm_cr_pr_top_link_10?ie=UTF8&pageNumber=10&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending

I don't know enough about computers to know what "generations" means in the context of motherboards. What I do know in the New Egg description of the "proposed" motherboard:

"It supports the 2nd generation Intel Core i7 processors, Intel Core i5 processors, and other Intel processors in the LGA1155 package."

Can different generations all use the same motherboard?

Stuff like this is the exact reason I do not build my own system. In fairness, trying to decide on the right RAM brand and model was not slam dunk simple (for me).

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