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Old July 23, 2010, 12:25 PM
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Bingo. Quote from bit-tech article above:

"also mirror what we've heard and go further to include details Intel's upcoming LGA2011 Sandy Bridge-E and 'Patsburg' chipset that will replace the current X58 and LGA1366 platforms.

According to HKEPC the upper limit DDR3 support currently exceeds 2,666MHz (wowzers) and most importantly follows previous current generations basic designs so overclocking potential is unaffected, yet, unspecified."

So mainstream LGA1155 chipsets won't be able to overclock except with -K unlocked multiplier chips, and the LGA2011 chipsets should maintain the current type of Bclk OC'ing. Thus there will be a reason for the price difference between the next gen P67 and X68 chipset boards, unlike the current generation with overlocking capabilities. But my guess is that we won't see $300 LGA2011 CPU's. Intel is probably going to hit us enthusiasts hard on the pricing.
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