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Intel CPU socket roadmap

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by Cenuij, 12 Apr 2010.

  1. Cenuij

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    Where are Intel going with their next range of CPU's/chipsets?

    If I buy an i5 and something like a GA-P55--UD4 board, can I look forward to upgrading my CPU in 12 months time?
     
  2. nightmare99

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    I wouldn't have thought so 1156 is being replaced by 1155 next year.
     
  3. pastymuncher

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    Nope, both of Intels current sockets are EOL next year. AMD is looking more attractive all the time.
     
  4. Troezar

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    Have to agree, one reason I'm going AMD again. Smacks of planned obsolescence, very annoying!
     
  5. joey2cool

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    cant believe they are changing socket AGAIN. Only bought this PC in january! Where is the info of this socket change?
     
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  6. arknor

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    intel churn out sockets because its a good cow they can milk, same as all the i3 , i5 , i7 BS they just want to confuse noob consumers with stupid marketing names like nvidia
     
  7. Embed

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    1366 seems the most certain to stick around, don't no about the lower sockets though.
     
  8. bifday2k

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    Sandy bridge on Socket 1155 is coming Q1 2011, Sandy bridge on S1366?? coming Q3 2011, most sources seem to think that will be a new socket aswell, but no hard facts yet.

    And to think i was planning on building a 1366 rig later this year, might aswell stick with my S775 for another year lol.
     
  9. joey2cool

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    Im sure i read at least some of sandy bridge is going to be on 1156?
     
  10. bifday2k

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  11. nightmare99

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    Nope 1155 I'm afriad.
     
  12. Trunks9486

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    Arent H55 monos 1155 pins? I seem to remember reading something like that.
     
  13. nightmare99

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    No P55 H55 H57 etc sockets are all 1156 at the moment, 1155 will be the new socket.
     
  14. gibb

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    Argh, I was hoping to save some money and buy an I3 or an I5 in the summer after my exams. I am probably way off the mark but dropping 1 pin seems so stupid and obviously a money spinner.
     
  15. nightmare99

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    It is unlikley they would create a new socket for the sake of it as it does not make sense, I wouldn't say it was a money spinner people that build and upgrade thier own computers is such a small percentage of the market.
     
  16. Ryan-3

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    I heard its going to be 1155, with P65 and H67 chipsets.
     
  17. DavieJG

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    even if it was the same socket, if they're migrating more features from chipset to on-die then it wouldnt b compatible.

    they may change socket to stop people putting the wrong chip in the wrong socket and blowing things up.