Originally Posted by coachmark2
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.