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Originally Posted by gregory121295;13705373 
While I applaud Intel for their architecture advancements, they keep switching chipsets and sockets like it's going out of style.
They do it because they have market dominance...by switching chipsets and sockets, they force motherboard makers and OEM's to buy their new chipset instead of being able to cannibalize their old ones like they are doing with making 800 series AMD chipsets AM3+ socket.
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Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric;13705533 
As far as I know my p67 will get me all the way through to ivy bridge so I'm fine.

You plan on building an Ivy Bridge desktop as well?
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post #12 of 18
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They do it because they have market dominance...by switching chipsets and sockets, they force motherboard makers and OEM's to buy their new chipset instead of being able to cannibalize their old ones like they are doing with making 800 series AMD chipsets AM3+ socket.



You plan on building an Ivy Bridge desktop as well?
From my understanding, there will be the mainstream Ivy Bridge processors for socket 1155 and the extreme version for socket 2011. If nothing else, he could probably just buy the mainstream version for his current rig and get like 10-20% performance upgrade if anything in the future might call for it?

Hopefully my info isn't mistaken.
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Ivy Bridge is going to be a huge crap at first because 1155 will only have PCI - E X8, so you won't see any performance increase compared to PCI - E 2.0 x16.
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post #14 of 18
The whole socket change does get annoying. Every generation of cpu recently has been a different socket. I loved the 775 chipset for how long it lasted, but there were plenty of motherboard changes that had to be made anyway when we moved away from a P4, to a Core 2 Duo, to a Core 2 Quad. Motherboard manufacturers won't over-engineer a motherboard for chips that don't exist yet. Unless maybe you look at stuff like Gigabytes X58-OC or something equivalent.

Anyways, I think 1366 had a great run (all things considered) and I hope 2011 will have as long, if not a bit longer run.
Edited by ReignsOfPower - 5/31/11 at 7:03pm
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Ivy Bridge is going to be a huge crap at first because 1155 will only have PCI - E X8, so you won't see any performance increase compared to PCI - E 2.0 x16.
I don't think you would see a performance difference either way unless you make a GPU upgrade.

Most tests indicate that 8x8x is perfectly suitable for two way SLI or Crossfire as most GPUs aren't even capable of saturating the bandwidth of a x16 PCIe lane. In benchmarks, the difference is negligible--maybe a few frames--if that, and this seems dependent on extreme resolutions.
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P67 is the way to go, besides who needs Z68, its almost worthless, adding stuff like vga, or HDMI to the REAR IO which in term will yield less rear IO ports such as USB 3.0 and some 2.0.

Basically P67 replaced all the i7's up to the i7 960 range of i7 family of cpu's. The black edition cpu's such as an i7 970, 980x and 990x are still one of a kind that do heavy multi-threaded work.
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post #17 of 18
I soooo called this lol.

Z68 is only P and H 67 merged together with a couple useless features for a higher price point.

I had a feeling it wouldn't do very well
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post #18 of 18
Yeah, you tell 'em ECS. You've only been building a gazillion variations of cheap mobos for a while.

Intel swaps chipsets/sockets fast, water is wet, what else is new?
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