Intel's LGA 1156/1366 soon to be obsolete

February 10, 2010 at 21:50:58
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"Intel Corp. plans to release its next-generation microprocessors based on the code-named Sandy Bridge micro-architecture in Q1 2011, sources familiar with Intel Corp.’s plans told X-bit labs. The initial processors based on the new micro-architecture will not aim at the high-end market, but will still not be compatible with current mainstream infrastructure and will require new sockets and chipsets.

The first Intel Sandy Bridge chips will feature two or four cores with Turbo Boost and Hyper-Threading technology as well as integrated graphics processor that will actually be on the same die as the x86 cores, according to previous reports. The chips will address mainstream market segments currently served by Intel Core i7, Core i5 and Core i3 processors, hence, there will be a lot of different models with 65W (dual-core, quad-core)or 95W (quad-core) thermal design power. The new processors will use LGA1155 form-factor and will be compatible with platforms based on the Intel 6-series chipsets code-named Cougar Point. It is noteworthy that while the new 6-series mainstream chipsets support Serial ATA-600 and some other innovations, the USB 3.0 does not seem to be a capability of the core-logic."

http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/di...

This would just frustrate me if I just built a LGA 1156 or 1366 system, just to find out a year from now I wouldn't be able to upgrade to Intels newest processors unless I bought another platform.

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#1
February 10, 2010 at 22:16:59
I don't know what's wrong with intel but i better stick with amd. I used to love intel when they release socket 775. Who knows may be socket 1155 will last a year or less.

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#2
February 11, 2010 at 00:29:18
The one thing I like about AMD the most is the longevity of compatability with their products. AMD's new AM3 Hex-Core CPU for example is going to be backwards compatible with AM2+ platforms and that says alot about AMD and the loyalty that they have with their customers to continue to support an older generation platform, when they could have killed it as soon as the AM3 platform came out.

Another thing that strikes me about intel is this new chipset isn't going to natively support USB 3.0 and it is due out by next year with still no support for it? Intel is really dragging its feet with natively supporting USB 3.0. The only thing I can think of why they keep dragging out native support for it is because they either don't see USB 3.0 as a main priority or they are focusing all of their attention on the development of Light Peak. Intel has delayed native USB 3.0 support 3 times now. The bad thing about Intels ongoing delays of natively supporting USB 3.0 is that 3rd party vendors won't be in any hurry to mass support USB 3.0 on their products.

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#3
February 12, 2010 at 04:38:42
Intel still seem to be supporting LGA775 very well, and i dont see that set to change for a while.
It might seem annoying for some reasons, but I like the fact that Intel are constantly releasing new technology. It depends on where you stand in thier marketing ploy as to what opinion you have.

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#4
February 12, 2010 at 18:56:30
The LGA 775 socket is dead. Intel will not be releasing anymore new processors for that chipset.

It's not soo much newer technology but more about the longevity of supporting existing technology which is the problem. The LGA 1366 and especially the LGA 1156 barely just started to really hit the market and now intel wants to pull the plug on them next year with a chipset that is not compatible with the current product??? That's not right.

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