Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 12 Apr 2010.
Bad news for me. I was kind of expecting to get a double digit-core cpu in my x58 rig.. :/
Well, three years isn't a terrible lifespan for a socket, I suppose. Mind you, it's in Intel's habit to swap sockets/standards with each major chipset release.
That said, these boards are going to be horribly expensive. Just the thought of wiring up four discrete channels passing through a northbridge.
Will be saving up for now, and upgrade my LGA775 rig!
Oh god, ANOTHER one?
As much as I love computers, I am not rich and a pc is still just a pc I tend to buy a monster every 4-5 years take every little bit of pleasure from the build I still have my lovely Q6600 works good for me, the next socket could be a temptation but this just out confirmed i7 is not for me.
Intel have turned it AMD from the past.
And AMD have turned into Intel from the past.
AMD had socket A, 75, 939
Intel had 775 for ages (and 478).
AMD ruled performance with the Athlon.
Intel struggled with the P4.
AMD has had AM2 and AM3.
Intel 775, 1366,1156,and now another one
Intel ruling performance with Core i and c2d range
How long has 775 been around for?
I'm still using a E6600 on a P45 board, and see no reason to upgrade my CPU at the moment.
My next upgrade will probably be for a DX11 graphics card.
If I feel that I need more CPU power I'll just switch to a Q6600 or Q9300 as lots of people are selling those as they upgrade.
if changes to the new architecture is that much or there will be a bunch of new stuff to introduce a new pinout is understable, but introduce a new socket with almost the same specs that's different
Northbridges? How quaint!
They seem to be pushing the X58 and this successor into enterprise territory more and more. Its clear that 1156 will last at least a while, anything else and your asking to pay a early adopters fee with no guarantee that your next upgrade will be compatible.
Eh, i dont really mind this.
Pin count is a hardware limitation, and we all know there is only one way to remove that limitation.
Intel must be envisaging that 4gb dimms will be abundant and cheap(ish) in 2011, because servers always want more memory, and limiting it to 4 slots seems crazy. Go try and tell an enterprise server they can only use 3 memory slots per CPU and they would laugh at you and buy something else.
Don't forget that they are talking about the desktop part, not a Xeon.
This will make its way into workstations, but servers will be for the Xeon part.
and don't forget that the 4 slots will probably be able to take 32GB of memory (assuming 8GB modules start to show up then).
well, that's expected, Intel have already moved to 4-channel memory in their 8-core server chip. and when you buy the best, expect to be outdated faster than mainstream folks.
socket LGA1576 next year?
Oooh I never noticed that pattern. Would be funny if you're right.
outdated as in not the best in town, it will still be very fast, but you will have to spend more to have similar performance as mainstream. (think i7 860 LGA1156 platform vs i7 930 LGA1366 platform, similar performance, one's the best the other is mainstream)
2011... nice year to retire my Q6600 rig... I was waiting on sandybridge or bulldozer/lano from AMD... But I'll wait until 2011, it's not that my cpu is terribly slow now, maybe it comes at the same time as Windows 8
I can see AMD releasing another socket when they integrate their graphics into the CPU. TBH is their any point of integrating graphics into the CPU at this stage. They're no better than what they're replacing and they just added extra heat which will reduce overclocking.
same boat with u Q6600 on 775 is still good for now.
2011 its a new socket.
and maybe next year ill grab a cheap Fermi470 to keep it running for another year.
It wIll be 2011 before i even consider another major upgrade. An i7 system would be nice, but i really can't see the justification for an upgrade at the minute, as my existing system is more than capable of doing everything i need it to do.
Well LGA1366 didn't last long then did it? Or maybe we've all been spoiled with LGA775. That would put me off buying an LGA1366 CPU/motherboard now.
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