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Just a little discussion to see what people think.

Anyone else get extremly annoyed and wonder why they made 3 different CPU sockets for CPUs? When they had early pentiums to core 2s on Lga 775? Why do they need to make so many different sockets?

Lets make LGA 1156 and put out CPUs... No wait lets change it and remove ONE PIN to make everyone buy new motherboards!

Lol this never made sense to me and I'm sure it made LOTS of people very angry. Experiences? XD
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according to intel, all the improvements of a new cpu would not be possible on an older socket. It doesn't matter as much since motherboards are cheaper nowadays so upgrading to a newer motherboard would not be an issue (especially in the enthusiast community)
    
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Yup... Thats why AMD is 4 Life...
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feel your pain or will do if IVY-E is not supported for 2011. That would probably be my next upgrade from this.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by amdcpu4life View Post
Yup... Thats why AMD is 4 Life...
Yes, let's all buy AMD and their slower processors just because they use old sockets. When was the last time we saw a huge performance increase from AMD chips of different families while on the same socket?

Anything similar to LGA 1366 to LGA 1155?


Edited by blackbalt89 - 8/18/11 at 7:24pm
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Originally Posted by blackbalt89 View Post
Yes, let's all buy AMD and their slower processors just because they use old PGAs. When was the last time we saw a huge performance increase from AMD chips of different families while on the same socket?

Anything similar to LGA 1366 to LGA 1155?

Oh snap...It's on...
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I could swear AMD does the same thing... Just because they name all of the sockets the same doesn't mean they're not different...

939->940->AM1->AM2->AM2+->AM3->AM3+?
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Intel claims its because the socket changes make new processor designs possible.
Which is actually fairly believable if you understand CPU Architecture.
At the very least I doubt its an outright lie.

Its also a great way to make money.

But more than that AMD would do the same thing.
They are behind because they lack the R&D to really catch up and create a processor with enough new tech to warrant a new socket every couple years like intel can. AMD has no need for new sockets(usually) because they have no processors that are fast/new/different enough to need a new interface.

Bottom line:
If you think AMD would not milk being top dog the same way intel does you are either new to building computers, or naive. Probably both.
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Originally Posted by blackbalt89 View Post
Yes, let's all buy AMD and their slower processors just because they use old sockets. When was the last time we saw a huge performance increase from AMD chips of different families while on the same socket?

Anything similar to LGA 1366 to LGA 1155?

Gauntlet thrown...
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Originally Posted by PhilWrir View Post
Intel claims its because the socket changes make new processor designs possible.
Which is actually fairly believable if you understand CPU Architecture.
At the very least I doubt its an outright lie.

Its also a great way to make money.

But more than that AMD would do the same thing.
They are behind because they lack the R&D to really catch up and create a processor with enough new tech to warrant a new socket every couple years like intel can. AMD has no need for new sockets(usually) because they have no processors that are fast/new/different enough to need a new interface.

Bottom line:
If you think AMD would not milk being top dog the same way intel does you are either new to building computers, or naive. Probably both.
If anyone understands CPU architecture they realize that with each iteration of a CPU architecture improvements are being made, transistors are being added/removed more I/O interfaces are needed...
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