Not sure how this is remotely surprising or controversial. Serious lack of long term memory going on around here; there have long been chipsets that have lasted through multiple CPU sockets.
Chipsets do not support CPUs. CPUs do not support chipsets. A CPU has some sort of bus that will connected to another part with the same sort of bus.
LGA-1366 and LGA-2011 both use QPI. Therefore they can connect to other components that use QPI, like another LGA-1366 or LGA-2011 CPU, or any chipset with a QPI bus.
Pretty damn simple, and that's the point.
Originally Posted by PanicProne
Not going to happen, sorry. How can it possibly even work if the pin count is different?
The vast majority of the pins do not go to the chipset.
LGA-1366 and LGA-2011 use the same QPI bus to connect to the chipset.
Chipsets for both platforms should be interchangeable.
Originally Posted by SecrtAgentMan
There's probably a way for both CPUs to communicate with each other.
It's one of the fundamental reason's for QPI and Hypertransport's existence.