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post #11 of 72
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Originally Posted by Chunky_Chimp View Post
That's Asus' own concept, not Intel's.
Yeah I was just pointing out that it's possible to do the 1336 & 2011 combo.

It isn't an Intel mobo though, but who buys those anyways?
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post #12 of 72
interesting.

My i7 920 might have a second chance. mmmm
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post #13 of 72
Meh. I would be happy if they made cheap Pentium 1366 chips.
post #14 of 72
Maybe Intel sees it as a new way to compete against AMD's single socket lineup.
I dont see a 2011 mb being able to support a 1366 chip, but that doesn't mean they cant design the chip-set itself to work on 1366 boards as well as 2011 boards.....
though that would be really awesome if a 1366 chip could work on a 2011 board.......
post #15 of 72
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.

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Originally Posted by PanicProne View Post
Yeah... No.

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.

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Originally Posted by SecrtAgentMan View Post
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.
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post #16 of 72
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Originally Posted by SecrtAgentMan View Post
Have you not seen this yet?



Granted it is a concept, but I'm sure they've had some success with it, otherwise why would they reveal it?

There's probably a way for both CPUs to communicate with each other.
why would asus build a mobo like this if its really backward compatible???
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post #17 of 72
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why would asus build a mobo like this if its really backward compatible???
Socket compatibility != chipset compatibility

X79 can communicate with Sandy Bridge-E and Nehalem/Westmere if the rumour is true but they'll still require separate physical sockets.
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Socket compatibility != chipset compatibility

X79 can communicate with Sandy Bridge-E and Nehalem/Westmere if the rumour is true but they'll still require separate physical sockets.

dont the cpu's need more QPI links to do so ???
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post #19 of 72
So basically, it's possible Intel will release an X79 board but put an lga 1366 socket on it?

1) Why?
2) Why?
3) ... Why?

Are there really people who need X79 features but refuse to buy a new cpu? I can't see average Joe or a server environment needing new motherboards but not new cpus.

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This would only be a win if you could put a 1366 chip into the 2011 socket....
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