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Old March 29, 2010, 09:27 PM
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But doesn't that imply something comparable will eventually hit on 1156? I mean, 1156 has i7s as well as 1366, they just came out a bit later. It makes sense for a new, high-end CPU (980X) to come out on the enthusiast platform first. A toned down version should trickle down to 1156.
There won't be any 6-core LGA1156 CPUs.
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Old March 30, 2010, 08:22 AM
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If you want future proof you should consider an amd am3 motherboard with the 890gx or 890fx chipset - it gives you native sata3 and onboard usb3, as well as support for amd's next gen six-core cpu's when they come out.

That's what I just did for my build. I originally planned for a 1366 i7 build, but when I looked into future-proofing and "best bang for the buck" an am3 890gx board came out on top.
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Old March 30, 2010, 09:47 AM
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1156 is a dead end, it will be replaced in 2011 Q1

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why cant they just make a 1600 pin one or whatever and keep it for 5+ years? :)
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usb3 and sata3 isn't a concern for me, but it's a valid point, i have NO idea what amd plans to do in the future with that chipset, or course "best bang for buck" is a not a categorie x58 excels at.
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Old March 30, 2010, 10:19 AM
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If you want future proof you should consider an amd am3 motherboard with the 890gx or 890fx chipset - it gives you native sata3 and onboard usb3, as well as support for amd's next gen six-core cpu's when they come out.

That's what I just did for my build. I originally planned for a 1366 i7 build, but when I looked into future-proofing and "best bang for the buck" an am3 890gx board came out on top.
That isn't really future-proofing. Though you will be able to upgrade to 6-core AMD CPUs, they will still perform worse than Intel's 6-core LGA1366 CPUs and probably even the quad-core LGA1366 CPUs as well. When AMD brings out their next architecture, it will require a new socket, so you're still stuck with the same old Phenom II architecture no matter what. It's just as much, if even more, of a dead end as anything on Intel's side. Bang for buck is a different story, but as usual, it's a tradeoff between value and performance.
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Old March 30, 2010, 10:21 AM
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If you want future proof you should consider an amd am3 motherboard with the 890gx or 890fx chipset - it gives you native sata3 and onboard usb3, as well as support for amd's next gen six-core cpu's when they come out.

That's what I just did for my build. I originally planned for a 1366 i7 build, but when I looked into future-proofing and "best bang for the buck" an am3 890gx board came out on top.
I am seriously considering this option to replace my E8500 and my "getting problematic" 750i FTW.
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When AMD brings out their next architecture, it will require a new socket, so you're still stuck with the same old Phenom II architecture no matter what.
Take a look, please correct me if I'm wrong cause I am kinda confused still.
AMD's 2010 - 2011 Roadmaps: ~1B Transistor Llano APU, Bobcat and Bulldozer - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News
Shows that AMD's 2011 CPUs, available in 4 and 8 cores, should slip right into existing AM3 sockets. If that's the case, that's some pretty good 'future-proofing' although nothing is known about how good Bulldozer will be.
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Take a look, please correct me if I'm wrong cause I am kinda confused still.
AMD's 2010 - 2011 Roadmaps: ~1B Transistor Llano APU, Bobcat and Bulldozer - AnandTech :: Your Source for Hardware Analysis and News
Shows that AMD's 2011 CPUs, available in 4 and 8 cores, should slip right into existing AM3 sockets. If that's the case, that's some pretty good 'future-proofing' although nothing is known about how good Bulldozer will be.
Bulldozer is a completely different architecture from anything AMD has previously made, so either it's going to require a new platform, or AMD has managed to work some kind of magic to get their existing chipsets working with it. It's also possible that it will use the AM3 socket but require a new chipset.
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Old March 31, 2010, 07:38 AM
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why cant they just make a 1600 pin one or whatever and keep it for 5+ years? :)
It's called the economy. If they could do such a thing, they would never release it. It's a question of rentability, there must always be a short life cycle for any products (mostly in electronics) to have a maximum profit and a faster evolution.
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