Originally Posted by allikat;13786777
Nope, I went from slot A to socket A then to s939, then AM2+ and AM3. The advantage of AM2/2+/3/3+ is that you can do a part upgrade without changing everything in one go.
AM2+ to AM3 required only new board and new memory, am3 to AM3+ needs only a new board. And Intel had s478 as well as 775 during the time you mention.
The thing i get annoyed about is that just as each socket gets to the mainstream market (IE beyond the early adopters) a new one comes out. I was only just seeing C2Q machines in retail when 1156 was released, the same has happened with 1155.
For the Intel camp, whe had the AsRock 775 DualVsta. Legendary board. Could work with either AGP or PCIe GPU's, and with either DDR or DDR2. Was a nice way to transition, even though the chipset was not exactly perfect. But then again, for the price it was pretty good.
As to Core 2 Quad machines on retail, you are not quite right. And the socket that first appeared was the high-end 1366, not the 1156.
Anyway, the Core 2 Quad Q6600 started selling in 2007, while the Nehalems only started selling in November 2008. You are probably refering to 45nm Core 2 Quads that went on sale in 2008. But then again, you have to bear in mind they were in different performance leagues. Besides, someone with a 775 platform would better upgrade to a Core 2 Quad than to jump on the 1366 unless he really needed some of the features.
The 1156 platform only showed up in September 2009 though. In the meantime, socket 775 was pretty much the mainstream platform.