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aren't their a bunch of boards that only PCIe already? Also PCI is so slow it is becoming useless
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Except so far, Sandy Bridge seems to be pretty average.. Mostly a platform upgrade than a CPU upgrade.

It doesn't support old sockets, isn't (from what we've seen so far) that much faster than Core i7 and AMD seems to have a great CPU in the making, these are the reasons why I think PCI won't die in 2011.

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aren't their a bunch of boards that only PCIe already? Also PCI is so slow it is becoming useless
As soon as you find a way to make wireless internet, sound, etc (i.e. 90% of the stuff PCI is used for) use more than 133MB/s total... Well yeah, you won't notice the difference.

Not like I care though, PCIe ftw. (Smaller connectors, easier to use, etc)
    
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This is the socket 1155 Sandybridges... they are the "mainstream" cpus ment to replace the current i3/i5/i7 8xxs. Socket 2011 will be the "enthusiest" Sandybridges with all the pci-e lanes, quad-channel ram, and up to 8 cores.


LOL. The 1155 SBs are most assuredly consumer products. Although it'll take awhile before a Bloomfield or Gulftown is insufficient for gaming, you have to remember that not everyone is a gamer. For instance, these will come with AVX instructions (which is an extension for the SSE instructions) and will send floating-point performance through the roof.
And 1155 cpus will have dual-channel ram, so you only need two memory modules to run.
I thought AVX was different from SSE and not an extension? Not much background on it though my first clue was the fact that it isn't called SSE#. Anybody got a good article on it?
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post #34 of 74
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I thought AVX was different from SSE and not an extension? Not much background on it though my first clue was the fact that it isn't called SSE#. Anybody got a good article on it?
Unfortunatly these are the best so far:
http://software.intel.com/en-us/avx/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Vector_Extensions
     
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I'm only asking for a single slot...
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Why aren't you ok with this?


Intel removed IDE in the P35/X38 chipsets.
IMHO sounds like intel vengeance to me. Can a corporation suffer from Napoleon complex syndrome?
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Long live AGP!
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I am not OK with this.

The only thing that will make me feel better about this is DuckieHo giving me 3-4 really good reasons why I should be OK with it. Do your thing, Duck.
Everyone could give you 1000 reasons why they say it's good. But a very solid reason for why this is bad:
Extreme Overclocking (DICE/LN2/Phase/ect) is reliant on PCI devices at a certain point, because the PCIe lanes get corrupted from high baseclocks and a need to raise the PCIe frequency.

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Why aren't you ok with this?


Intel removed IDE in the P35/X38 chipsets. Some manufacturers added 3rd party chips to provide the backwards functionality.
Read above, and you'll see why it's not good. Removing the IDE bus was also not good for this reason.
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post #39 of 74
Quote:
Originally Posted by corky dorkelson View Post
I am not OK with this.

The only thing that will make me feel better about this is DuckieHo giving me 3-4 really good reasons why I should be OK with it. Do your thing, Duck.
I really like this post.
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I say RIP and good riddance- it is gonna be a brand new board and chipset- the only way the industry improves is if we ditch the old stuff.
Anyone still using isa? There's a reason for it. Somewhere along the line the manufacturers said- time to move on. We got PCI as a result of that- this just opens new room for better options, and more pci-e soundcards for all.

It wasn't long ago Intel dropped official ide support from their chipsets, and people complained, but now most everyone is using sata. More power to them.

EDIT: i don't see anything preventing mobo makers from adding add-on controllers, like most intel boards have now
Edited by harmavoidance0 - 6/11/10 at 8:57am
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