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2 words: minecraft server.... that is all
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THE COMMENTS!!!!
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How is it possible that the two cpus can communicate? The 1366 isnt dual socket compatible. The 2011 may have the capability (though this would be the first mention of it) but its a totally different architecture compared to the 1366.
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1366 is dual socket compatible. have you heard of the sr-2?
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Only 1366 Xenon processors are dual socket compatible. The desktop processors are not.

Who would upgrade from a Xenon platform to a 2011?
As a bridge to upgrade to a 2011 from a 1366 would be the only reason to buy this board, but again only the Xenon 1366 has the dual QPI to be used in a multisocket configuration.

I supposed you could drop a normal 1366 in and when you upgrade to a 2011, just disable the 1366, but that would defeat the purpose of buying this monster board.
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Read more: http://vr-zone.com/articles/asus-danshui-bay--dual-cpus-x79-based-board-unveiled/12449.html#ixzz1Nw9wyJXX

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Holy mother of SATA ports..
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Originally Posted by Blameless;13697381 
Seems even less useful for a server/workstation environment as the few dollars saved wouldn't be countered by the extra cost of an enthusiast board and the extra complexity of two different CPU and memory configurations when it comes to support.



Probably not a 920, unless the chipset is only connected to the LGA-1366 socket (which is possible), but it certainly seems like you could run 1366 and 2011 Xeon Xs together.

Seems like a dumb idea IMHO.

Why bother wiring together completely different platforms on a single PCB...presuming they could even make it work? It makes no sense. Just release dual LGA2011 and skip the hybrid insanity.

Imagine an LGA775/1366 dual socket board. Why would you buy it and not an SR-2?
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Originally Posted by Skripka;13697986 
Seems like a dumb idea IMHO.

Why bother wiring together completely different platforms on a single PCB...presuming they could even make it work? It makes no sense. Just release dual LGA2011 and skip the hybrid insanity.

Imagine an LGA775/1366 dual socket board. Why would you buy it and not an SR-2?

have you noticed this thing does not have pcie slots? stop thinking consumer start thinking enterprise
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have you noticed this thing does not have pcie slots? stop thinking consumer start thinking enterprise

How does this concept make sense in ANY setting, consumer, enterprise, or otherwise? Hmmm?

Dual and quad socket boards have existed in server boards for some time...but never mixed socket types within my knowledge. Why take on this design headache...and not just make a dual/quad-socket 2011, and save R&D headache trying to make completely different systems talk to one another?
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Originally Posted by Diabolical999;13696752 
In a non-server/workstation environment, totally agreed.

In any environment. Why would I throw away money on a board with one 2011 and one 1366? How does that even make sense for any application? I render on my network across several machines, the slowest one always holds up the process a little bit. There's a good reason dual CPU rigs have two of the same CPU.

Waiting for dual 2011 for my next workstation.
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Seems to me that it's just two boards taped together.
    
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Hope this socket comes slapped on a mATX board...
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