Intel Lynnfield Core i5 and i7 Processors: Nehalem Superpowers Cheaper Than Ever

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The long and short of the new Lynnfield-based Intel Core i7 and Core i5 desktop chips: Nehalem power for cheaper than ever, and all you're losing is triple-channel memory (in new i7 and i5) and hyperthreading (in i5). [Anandtech]

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So what is the point of getting an i7 socket MB then not getting an i7 chip with one of the main distinguishing features of the triple channel memory? Why not just save yourself a few hundred dollars and get an i5?