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post #51 of 65
No, slot cpu's are dead for mechanical reliability reasons.

Intel is trying to sell chips as SOC systems. There is even talk of Intel disallowing external GPU's on these systems, via some sort of software lock or by limiting PCIe lanes. Whats really bad is that Intel is migrating ALL systems to this type excepting the ultra high end platform replacing LGA2011.

So if you want to go Intel you will be on ultra low end or ultra high end. No in-between.
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post #52 of 65
Quote:
Originally Posted by KarathKasun View Post

No, slot cpu's are dead for mechanical reliability reasons.
Intel is trying to sell chips as SOC systems. There is even talk of Intel disallowing external GPU's on these systems, via some sort of software lock or by limiting PCIe lanes. Whats really bad is that Intel is migrating ALL systems to this type excepting the ultra high end platform replacing LGA2011.
So if you want to go Intel you will be on ultra low end or ultra high end. No in-between.
Pics or it didn't happen.
post #53 of 65
Nevermind ... silly rumors are just that anymore.
Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 12/22/12 at 7:38am
post #54 of 65
Everyone seems to forget that 1366 was the enthusiast socket a few years ago, and it was only slightly less in cost than 2011 is today, and EVERYONE had 1366.
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post #55 of 65
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Everyone seems to forget that 1366 was the enthusiast socket a few years ago, and it was only slightly less in cost than 2011 is today, and EVERYONE had 1366.

And some people seem to forget that with EVERYTHING before 1366 you could overclock any CPU you liked. If not by changing the multiplier, then by changing the FSB. If not by the FSB, then by modding the clock generator directly.
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post #56 of 65
I still have 775. 1366 was out of question, not much speed improvement and too expensive.
On the other hand I like these 4 channel MBs with 8 slots for DDR3. When you get something expensive like that, then why don't you go all out.
post #57 of 65
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And some people seem to forget that with EVERYTHING before 1366 you could overclock any CPU you liked. If not by changing the multiplier, then by changing the FSB. If not by the FSB, then by modding the clock generator directly.
And during 1366 and 1156 you could overclock any CPU you liked by changing the BCLK. Only since Sandy Bridge are unlocked chips necessary for any meaningful overclock.
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post #58 of 65
well if they do just sell the 2011 socket or equivelent only in lga i can see a lot off people moving to amd
    
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post #59 of 65
So my logically sound post nobody acknowledged a month back was 100% correct.

Suck it Donny. Time to replace Kurzweil wink.gif
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Can someone explain what would be so bad about BGA other than not being able to upgrade or swap the CPU? How would it kill budget builds, etc?

 

Would it not simply be like buying an Asus Gene-Z except the 3770K is attached into the board?

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