Intel P55 Launch Activities - We want your opinion!by Gary Key on August 25, 2009 12:00 PM EST
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If it has not been obvious based on the number of P55 pictorial previews here and at other sites, Intel and the motherboard suppliers are conducting a full court public relations press for your attention and hopefully dollars in a couple of weeks. Of course we are still under NDA in regards to actual performance results even though the new i5/i7 processors and P55 motherboards have been on sale at various locations throughout the world for the past couple of weeks. However, we are finally entering the home stretch for this product launch. As such, there are a few questions we would like your opinion on before we complete our benchmark testing.
We would greatly appreciate a response to our three poll sections today. Our first section simply asks if you are planning on upgrading to the P55 platform or not. The second section covers component decisions. We want to know if purchasing a P55 platform will drive you to spend additional funds on other components like DDR3 memory, video cards, and power supplies. Also, we would like to know your primary driving factor for choosing a particular motherboard.
The third section is my personal favorite. We
would like to know what information you are expecting in the P55
motherboard roundup on launch day. We have a new and exhaustive
benchmark suite to roll out for this article along with a double digit
count of motherboards for review. We have locked down the motherboard
suppliers regarding BIOS or driver changes and testing has "officially"
started. Besides motherboards, we have several new P55 specific memory
and cooling kits to provide analysis on at the same time. Our platters
are obviously full but we want to tailor this roundup as much as possible to what you find
important when reading through a large roundup.
That said, we look forward to your answers and any comments you might have on these subjects.
Editor's note - We had technical difficulties with the answer all command when this article first appeared yesterday. Unfortunately, we have not solved the problem yet. We have separated the problem questions into individual polls and dropped a few questions based on user feedback. We apologize for any inconveniences.
Are you even interested in the P55?
If you answered Yes in the first poll, please complete this poll.
If you answered No in the first poll, please complete this poll.
If you answered Undecided in the first poll, please complete this poll.