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Old March 29, 2010, 03:36 PM
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Hello Everyone:
I am in the process of purchasing a new MB, CPU and ram. However my question to you all is which form factor will have the best chances at surviving the longest. In a word "Future Proofing".
LGA 1156 or LGA 1366 which will die and which will survive? I don't want to buy a board only to have it going the way of the Dodo next year while the other chipset becomes the standard.
I understand that both boards will OC and that one is considered a High end (1366) while the other is mainstream (1156) but does anyone know what Intel plans to do?

Can anyone help?
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Old March 29, 2010, 03:55 PM
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one's enthusiast/server and one's mainstream. 1366 will out live 1156.jm2cents
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Old March 29, 2010, 04:23 PM
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I'm in the same boat as you George. Also planning on a new build and wondering 1156 or 1366.
From what I gathered from forums and reviews is that 1366 is the way to go. It's [potentially] more expensive so you can figure Intel will give it more support, and hexa-core parts are already out. The price for a low-end i7 CPU is cheaper than some 1156 CPUs although the motherboards do cost quite a bit more.
But.. you never know? The last socket 'phase-out' happened with 775 taking over 478. However there was like a 3 year gap in between the two sockets and new tech like DDR2 and PCI-E.
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Old March 29, 2010, 04:23 PM
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From what I can garner, 1366 will live on with 6 cores. But nonetheless, next year is Intel's new socket, 1155 (not a typo). 1366/1156 will be "obsolete" with 1366 getting hexcores. Intel delayed their Tick Tock cycle a bit I believe as Sandy Bridge was supposed to be 2010 but is now early 2011. Tocks are new architectures.

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Old March 29, 2010, 04:28 PM
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I wouldnt say going with either socket is a bad thing. 1156 would be cheaper for you but 1366 has some higher end board and CPUs. There is always something new you will want a year later regardless heh
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Old March 29, 2010, 04:49 PM
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They both die equally in Q1 2011, though Intel may postpone with the Sandy Bridge release to give Nehalem sufficient life cycle. Must be sad buying a new setup and knowing it's a dead end in 10 months.
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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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Old March 29, 2010, 06:10 PM
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Yes, the 1366 is going to outlive the 1156. Think of it this way, we have just seen a new i7 980X hit the shelves, but nothing new on the 1156 other than the i3s, and i5s.
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Old March 29, 2010, 07:47 PM
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Yes, the 1366 is going to outlive the 1156. Think of it this way, we have just seen a new i7 980X hit the shelves, but nothing new on the 1156 other than the i3s, and i5s.
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.
The Anandtech link Deviant posted is a pretty good read.. either there or somewhere else is 1366 compared to Skulltrail (771)- an enthusiast platform that's gonna hit a brick wall pretty soon.
Sandy Bridge will obliterate the current sockets, yes, but in at least a year.
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probably not, knowing intel. its not amd where on am2+ you can drop the upcoming six core little chippie :)
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