Originally Posted by prznar1
i was saying about native support.
fine. but i'm not happy at all about that what intel is doing. what about s1156. how old it its? not even one year old... and now we have s1155. do you remember a s775 story? dumb trick with voltage reggulators forced people to change boards if they whant to upgrade for core2. and other dirty tricks made by intel...
Yes, but you could keep the sk 775 cooler throughout
Seriously, I see you know the thing about VRM revisions on sk 775 boards, then you may wonder wth did they do that. Sk 775 came from 130nm single core/die CPUs, to 90, 65 and 45nm many core and double/single die, quadrupling the FSB speed and two completely different architectures. How they managed to keep the same physical socket is beyond me, since up until then each 2 years came a new CPU with new socket/mobo. sk 775 was a bonus, a one off maybe.
Now they already changed the sk1156 clarcksdale with sk 1155 on arrandale - you may nave noticed the CPUs are interchangeable. Sandy will first appear on sk 1155 and probably also on a derivation of sk 1366 It's inevitable Intel to release a single-socket Xeon or a proper enthusiast CPU based on Sandy, that could be placed on existing mobos.