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1156 vs 1366???

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Junk, 16 Sep 2009.

  1. Junk

    Gangster

    Joined: 13 Feb 2006

    Posts: 422

    Location: UK

    Is 1366 being phased out or it being maintained for the high end parts?

    been out of the game for a few months and it's all bloody changed :S
     
  2. sacha35

    Gangster

    Joined: 14 Sep 2009

    Posts: 149

    1366 is Intel high end platform, it will never be phased out by socket 1156 core i5, what Intel have done is make a platform in core i5 that offers most users the chance to have a eight thread system that is affordable, it was never Intel's intention to make core i5 faster than socket 1366, but there was a big gap in the market from socket 775 to 1366 so this is why we have socket 1156 now.
     
  3. Junk

    Gangster

    Joined: 13 Feb 2006

    Posts: 422

    Location: UK

    cheers, it's all quite confusing looking at the performance of the 8 series chips.
     
  4. Random Guy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Nov 2007

    Posts: 2,428

    Well, 1366 is your high-end, 8 thread, SLI/Xfire (16x PCI-E both lanes), triple RAM channel.

    1166 is your mid-range, 4/8 thread, Single GPU (16x Single lane, 8x in SLI/Xfire mode), dual RAM channel option.

    Yes, the 8-series Core i7s match and at times out-perform the i7 920, but the i7 920 is better for driving dual GPUS in SLI/Xfire (for reasons of the platform PCI-E channels if nothing else).
     
  5. Junk

    Gangster

    Joined: 13 Feb 2006

    Posts: 422

    Location: UK

    Hmm, i'm looking to update a mATX system that i will only ever use 1 gfx card in there. so perhaps a p55 mATX and i7 8 series may be teh proepr way to go. I was previously looking at the X58 based Asus GENE mobo.

    It does a lot of encoding, i guess the triple channel RAM may be beneficial there.
     
  6. Tythus

    Hitman

    Joined: 24 Aug 2009

    Posts: 506

    remember the p55 series is for gamers and mainstream and for x58 enthusiasts video editers and loads of others till the i9 Arrives sometime late next year (hopes)
     
  7. Random Guy

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 13 Nov 2007

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    I would mainly be gaming and was looking to buy an X58 board for ages. All changed now with the P55s :)
     
  8. CraigN

    Mobster

    Joined: 30 Jul 2005

    Posts: 2,606

    Location: Bristol

    the P55 Asus Gene looks sweet

    remember they have only a single chipset cooler aswell as the memory and Graphics controller is onboard the CPU so they will run a lot cooler in a MATX environment
     
  9. DIABLO

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,475

    Location: N.Devon

    An i7 will always be faster for encoding regardless of memory because endoding is limited by the sheer power of the cpu.
     
  10. cmndr_andi

    Capodecina

    Joined: 23 Apr 2009

    Posts: 12,040

    Location: Glasgow

    If your planning on doing alot of encoding and want an microATX board, then i'd give this one a look (here is a review). Its got plenty of extra features and overclocks very well. Couple this with an i7 920, 6GB DDR3 triple channel RAM and a good cooler- you will have an awesome platform for your needs.