On Christmas 2011, I should be able to fund a ASUS LGA 2011 motherboard, 8 GB of DDR3 RAM while my parents will buy the 8-core Sandy Bridge CPU. I know that this is the reason people are waiting to upgrade their 4 cores.
There are Larrabee (GPU) characteristics in the Sandy Core so it will be cheaper, and better at 2D desktop acceleration at lower price points then without Larrabee characteristics. L3 cache of 20 MB or 2.5 MB per core. The Radeon HD 5970 is good for another 2 years. If the Sandy Bridge CPU is out of the question by December 2011, I'll settle for the latest high-end XFX Radeon GPU or combine birthday money with it.
Meanwhile, I'll upgrade my Android 1.7 Anchos 7 to a Android 2.2 Archos 10 next Birthday and sell the old one off Amazon! Or if my parents cannot afford a Sandy Bridge CPU, I'll convince them to combine birthday money and Christmas presents towards one.