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Old January 18, 2010, 11:44 AM
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Default Intel's LGA775 Life Support Includes Introduction of New CPU's

While rumoured in the late summer of 2009 (when the socket was still somewhat relevant) new Intel socket LGA775 chips have only just been released; the announcement falling by the wayside as Intel's attempt for price conscious Core i3/i5 products take the spotlight to start off the new decade. Intel is not only keeping the LGA775 socket on life su... [ Read full article ]
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Old January 18, 2010, 12:31 PM
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I wonder if this is being done because mainstream Macs are going to be using socket 775 intel chips for the forseeable future.
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Old January 18, 2010, 12:34 PM
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Personally I think that intel should drop the 775 socket completely now. They have good priced I3 I5 and I7 and the down of the DDR2 would take down the DDR3 price so final price for a computer wont really change. Still selling 775 only make us build low computer that when they will die in few years will have no replacement. They have the opportunity now to change it all so why don't they do it.
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I wonder if this is being done because mainstream Macs are going to be using socket 775 intel chips for the forseeable future.
Hhhmm a very interesting notion and one definitely not to be discounted.

That way Apple can still have "new" stuff, despite the fact that the Q95XX debutted nearly 2 years ago


Here is a tidbit for you that the reviewers were just discussing. If your in the market for a new LGA775 Quad core CPU... you now will have figure out if you want the

Q9550
Q9550S
Q9505
Q9500

... 4 SKU's for one "model"..... (there are two cache sizes mind you)

Oh and do you want an (E0) or (C1) stepping?

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That is ridiculous. Let's put a new label on the 9505 and relaunch it. yay we are smart.
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Q9550S
Q9505
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... 4 SKU's for one "model"..... (there are two cache sizes mind you)

Oh and do you want an (E0) or (C1) stepping?
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There are a lot of LGA775 motherboards in service that will last many more years, given current reliability.

Being able to give them a minor speed bump will keep the relevante - for a large corporation with several thousand, the savings of a new CPU over a new computer could be significant, if the implementation cost is not obscene.

Personally, I had two systems running Celerons that were sufficient when new, but being able to drop a P4 when the prices hit bottom kept those systems running well.

Of course, "running well" is a relative term. Given that many people are satisfied with the performance of an N270 1.6Ghz netbook, there is a huge market for systems that are not top end. I am happy with my Acer AOD250, but then again I know it won't keep up with my i5 system no matter what, and use it accordingly.
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Personally, I wouldn't mind a new higher end 775 chip to come out in the future. I currently run a Q9450, overclocked to around 3.3 GHz, but I wouldn't mind getting something that can perform ~1.5 times better than it and for the same price I originally paid for my chip. Take some of the improvements made with the newer platforms and make a decent quad and/or hexacore chip that the major platforms can support (P35/45 and their varients, and the X38/48 come to mind, so many 775 chipsets), and I would be quite happy. One last hurrah for the socket, there definitely is money to be had with these chipsets for awhile yet.
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