3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 19, 2011 10:21 AM by Bill Gehrke

    Sandy Bridge (i7-2600K) vs Bloomfield( i-950)

    TOdd_23523523 Level 1

      I'm getting ready to do my build and the last thing I'm trying to decide on is to go with the newer Sandy Bridge platform, or the older Bloomfield.  In some bench marks (non-Premiere related), it seems that the Sandy Bridge is faster, uses less power, etc...

       

      However, when it comes to purchasing memory, I can only get 16gigs (4 dual channel memory slots) on the Sandy Bridge platform right now, vs 24 (6 triple channel memory) on the Bloomfield.

       

      The chips themselves are priced within $50 of each other, so this isn't really a cost thing, but more of a what "platform" is better.

       

      Any thoughts and links would be appreciated...