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I'm kinda bitter @ intel for abandoning the lga 1366 socket so soon. One would think they can manager 2+ years on one socket. Also Intel don't bother to do any kind of facing out and it sucks.
    
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Kind of why I don't upgrade that often.........

It gets expensive.
    
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Kind of why I don't upgrade that often.........

It gets expensive.
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Just different design philosophies. AMD tries to create the best possible processor that works on existing sockets and upgrades sockets only when they reach a plateau. Intel designs the best possible processor and changes the socket to accommodate it.

Intel's method makes motherboard makers extremely happy. AMD's method makes consumers happy. I personally prefer AMD over Intel but I follow whoever has the performance crown in the <$400 CPU market.
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post #25 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by amdcpu4life View Post
Yup... Thats why AMD is 4 Life...
Unless you are less than 10 years old you have lived through a two year period where AMD had consumer CPUs on four mutually incompatible sockets.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bit_reaper View Post
I'm kinda bitter @ intel for abandoning the lga 1366 socket so soon. One would think they can manager 2+ years on one socket. Also Intel don't bother to do any kind of facing out and it sucks.
LGA-1366 has been Intel's flagship consumer socket since November 2008.
Edited by Blameless - 8/19/11 at 10:28am
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Kind of why I don't upgrade that often.........

It gets expensive.
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Unless you are less than 10 years old you have lived through a two year period where AMD had consumer CPUs on four mutually incompatible sockets.
LGA 1156 and LGA 1366 owners have nothing on Socket 754 owners or worse, Socket 940 desktop owners. Talk about DOA sockets. What poor saps here got a SledgeHammer and expected a simple upgrade to a better FX 1-2 years later?
    
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Quote:
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Unless you are less than 10 years old you have lived through a two year period where AMD had consumer CPUs on four mutually incompatible sockets.



LGA-1366 has been Intel's flagship consumer socket since November 2008.
This is why I love it when you post.

+1 for facts! Look out!
    
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post #29 of 46
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Unless you are less than 10 years old you have lived through a two year period where AMD had consumer CPUs on four mutually incompatible sockets.
754, 939, AM2... what am I missing?
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People keep thinking that it was just LGA 775, but when the C2D processors came out you needed a new motherboard with the right power capabilities to run it. So it could just as well been a new socket...in fact it would have saved a lot of confusion had it been one.

But AMD does the same thing...with every line of CPUs released there is a different socket made. AMD can boast of the backward compatiblity, but you always loose some performance or functionality if you make use of it. So there is really no point in making AM3 CPUs work in a AM2+ mother board as far as most people are concerned.

You might be missing the 940 Ducky...but that was a server socket and am not sure but I think the 939's might have worked in them. i don't remember anymore. Also the Althlon XPs and such were on the socket A I believe and were still very viable CPUs when the Athlon 64s came out on the 754 socket, but they would have been long gone by the time AM2 came out
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