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Old April 21, 2010, 03:37 PM
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Default New Intel Sandybridge CPU's to use new Slot size

Ugh, here we go again. I was hoping we would stick with 1366.

Intel's 2011 CPUs require new motherboards, start saving those pennies now? -- Engadget
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Old April 21, 2010, 03:44 PM
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I sure hope Intel does not go that route. I seems ludicrous to have to change platforms so many times when AMD usually requires only a bios update to support newer cpus.
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Old April 21, 2010, 04:09 PM
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Well, regardless how good intels chips are, if its going to cost me the processor PLUS a new goddamn mobo every year, they can kiss my ass and money goodbye.

I'm moving to AMD next round. Seriously? ONE gd pin? One?
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Old April 21, 2010, 04:17 PM
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Well, regardless how good intels chips are, if its going to cost me the processor PLUS a new goddamn mobo every year, they can kiss my ass and money goodbye.

I'm moving to AMD next round. Seriously? ONE gd pin? One?
No they changed the notch location too....geesh...
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Old April 21, 2010, 04:33 PM
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I think S939 and S775 spoiled the enthusiast crowd WRT longevity of the platform.

I'm also not impressed with the idea of changing platforms every year, but from a business standpoint, the great majority of users will never upgrade their systems and as such will not be affected by a different platform.

My biggest concern is how this kind of platform instability will affect the overall pricing on hardware from a manufacturer's standpoint. The constant requirement to retool manufacturing for new platforms suggests to me that the days of reasonably priced hardware may be coming to a close.
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i was a bit worried for am2>am2+>am3 from amd...but seeing intel doing this after having had a long AND successful run with ONE socket (775)....hmmmmmmmmmmm

i mean if they kept one socket, like 1366 for all the chips, ok...but 4 sockets in so many months? not good.

6 core amd cpus dropping into 'old ddr2 based boards' makes more sense by the day(where a bios fix is available..or maybe not?)
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What's really bad is that socket 2011, the 'enthusiast' platform for Sandy Bridge, is due Q3 NEXT YEAR!! Whaat? I put off building an i7 build because I wanted to wait for Sandy Bridge (didn't really need a computer either, just wanted it) thinking it was all coming out Q1 2011, right when I get back from another uni term.
I really don't want to get a CPU with on-die gfx if I'm going to be using discrete and possibly SLI/XFire, plus the PCI-E lanes will be limited to 8x/8x.
Dammit, Intel.
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Really hate when intel is changing socket all the time, seriously LGA775 last like 3 chipset refresh and I can still use my old Q6600 with newer chipset. Doesn't make sense to keep on upgrading cpu/mobo/ram together. I just spend like a thousand to upgrade to i7 platform and now they changing socket again!?!? Next build will be AMD for me than
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It's kinda bad for those who like to upgrade their stuff often. As I prolly will have my I5 for 2-3 years, it's not a problem for me
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Really hate when intel is changing socket all the time, seriously LGA775 last like 3 chipset refresh and I can still use my old Q6600 with newer chipset. Doesn't make sense to keep on upgrading cpu/mobo/ram together. I just spend like a thousand to upgrade to i7 platform and now they changing socket again!?!? Next build will be AMD for me than

Keep in mind that AMD is also due for a full platform upgrade. AM2/AM3 has been with us for quite some time though so we can hope that the next platform they put out will have a similar upgrade path / longevity.
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