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I remember back in 2009 almost everyone I knew had a Core 2 Quad..now 2 years later they seem to disappear from the mainstream world..but the Core 2 Duo is still out, for less than $100...hmm..Intel makes a better quad core and sells it for less..
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I remember back in 2009 almost everyone I knew had a Core 2 Quad..now 2 years later they seem to disappear from the mainstream world..but the Core 2 Duo is still out, for less than $100...hmm..Intel makes a better quad core and sells it for less..
Some dont want to completely rebuild into DDR3/New board and processor.

It can be cheaper to just go 775.
    
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Originally Posted by MR KROGOTH View Post
Some dont want to completely rebuild into DDR3/New board and processor.

It can be cheaper to just go 775.
Which leads me to a next question but this isn't the right place...but with permission I hope I can ask without having to make another thread

Edit: Never mind
Edited by brootalperry - 8/20/11 at 8:57pm
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Everywhere I've found a Core2Quad, it's been hilariously overpriced. So massively overpriced for 1/2 the performance of a 2500k....

The same thing will happen to LGA 1366 CPUs soon (actually, it already is). They'll be left on the market and you'll have Haswell CPUs that cost the same or cheaper and are better. That's how Intel does it. They don't need to keep their entire lineup current and active like AMD does. They can afford to be more wasteful, unfortunately. Someday, overpriced Ivy Bridge CPUs will be left when Skylake's/Skymont's successor is well and out.

Also, that chart isn't right in at least three areas.

1. There was no LGA 423 or LGA 478. They were mPGA sockets, not LGA sockets.

2. LGA 775 wasn't just "Core". It had Netburst as well.

3. It lists itself as a chart of Intel's "mainstream" sockets. Okay, but the thing is, Intel had no mainstream/enthusiast split before LGA 1366/LGA 1156, so you can't really call sockets 423 and 478 and LGA 775 as "mainstream" because it depended on the chipset and CPU. It was all one back then.

Some nitpicking, but don't take it wrong if you made it. I get the idea, but it's not quite right.
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The same thing will happen to LGA 1366 CPUs soon (actually, it already is). They'll be left on the market and you'll have Haswell CPUs that cost the same or cheaper and are better. That's how Intel does it. They don't need to keep their entire lineup current and active like AMD does. They can afford to be more wasteful, unfortunately. Someday, overpriced Ivy Bridge CPUs will be left when Skylake's/Skymont's successor is well and out.

Also, that chart isn't right in at least three areas.

1. There was no LGA 423 or LGA 478. They were mPGA sockets, not LGA sockets.

2. LGA 775 wasn't just "Core". It had Netburst as well.

3. It lists itself as a chart of Intel's "mainstream" sockets. Okay, but the thing is, Intel had no mainstream/enthusiast split before LGA 1366/LGA 1156, so you can't really call sockets 423 and 478 and LGA 775 as "mainstream" because it depended on the chipset and CPU. It was all one back then.

Some nitpicking, but don't take it wrong if you made it. I get the idea, but it's not quite right.
He forgot this.
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I was talking more about it saying "Core" for LGA 775 since it was Core (2) and Netburst. Netburst even started that socket. I didn't pay much mind to the logos (since I don't think it was meant to include every last one as there's a good few missing).
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When they stop production of a platform, the top-tier CPUs for whatever platform that is go up in price because everyone who doesn't or can't start from scratch researches a little bit, finds out what the best CPU was for their mobo, and drives the prices up since there is now a limited supply but everyone wanting to upgrade wants the same chip.

Same thing happened with the AMD FX60. C2Ds were doubling their performance and yet they were selling for $350 'cuase that wast the best chip for socket 939 holdouts. I paid for most of my first C2D rig by selling my FX60.

The difference now is that the FX60 I was gaming on truly couldn't keep up with the games I played. The C2Qs are still fine if they're clocked enough and you have enough GPU at typical 1080p.
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When they stop production of a platform, the top-tier CPUs for whatever platform that is go up in price because everyone who doesn't or can't start from scratch researches a little bit, finds out what the best CPU was for their mobo, and drives the prices up since there is now a limited supply but everyone wanting to upgrade wants the same chip.

Same thing happened with the AMD FX60. C2Ds were doubling their performance and yet they were selling for $350 'cuase that wast the best chip for socket 939 holdouts. I paid for most of my first C2D rig by selling my FX60.

The difference now is that the FX60 I was gaming on truly couldn't keep up with the games I played. The C2Qs are still fine if they're clocked enough and you have enough GPU at typical 1080p.
Bingo. This is why, for example, now that LGA 1366 is starting to suffer some loss of value due to it's aging, it's mostly the lower end chips like the Core i7 920 that drop in value, but the hex core models still have demand. Supply and demand.
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