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In any case, the complexity of these 'ultimate 32nm generation processors' seems to have hit the ceiling at least in one target market. Word has it that, despite all the delays, Intel is not likely to enable full 8-core functionality in LGA2011 extreme desktop processors, at least for the Sandy Bridge iteration. Apparently the initial high-end part, Core i7-3960X, will stick with a hexa-core configuration like the Westmere-based Core i7-990X. It will have 15 MB of working L3 cache (¾ of the maximum 20 MB on-die L3, since only ¾ cores are enabled), while retaining a full quad-channel DDR3 controller and 40 PCIe 3.0 lanes.
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post #2 of 67
mmh thats weird they usually offer extreme edition chips with the same spec as their counterpart xeon (except for dual QPI and ECC memory support).
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Ivy Bridge E will bring 8 cores. Does that mean Ivy Bridge will bring 6 cores to 1155?
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This is an interesting development.
 
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Ivy Bridge E will bring 8 cores. Does that mean Ivy Bridge will bring 6 cores to 1155?
Let's hope it's affordable.
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if a 6 core is brought to lga1155 that will be my socket until i feel the need to move on, by that i mean when games need more then 6 cores or there is a major change to chip design then i will change out.
    
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Socket 1155 seems to to be the new socket to have!
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post #8 of 67
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Ivy Bridge E will bring 8 cores. Does that mean Ivy Bridge will bring 6 cores to 1155?
I doubt it. Socket 1155 will only get 4 cores for Ivy Bridge, since they will hopefully improve clock performance over Sandy Bridge. Hexacores will stay on the performance socket methinks, with the octacore (8 core) as the extreme performance model for the same socket.
    
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ASUS releasing the Rampage IV extreme on this socket?
   
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Will socket 2011 make 1155 completely redundent? I hope the Ivy is very fast on 1155.
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