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why does it matter if it's mid-range when it will have better clock for clock performance than i7 9xx

at this point, it's not much of a wait either, lol
You won't get better clocks with Sandy Bridge than you would with Gulftown, if you compare it to the 950, maybe. Personally I got an 970 instead of waiting.
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post #32 of 68
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why does it matter if it's mid-range when it will have better clock for clock performance than i7 9xx

at this point, it's not much of a wait either, lol
Because it's not just the chip itself.

It's the socket.

You will NOT get triple channel memory, or the extra PCIe lanes with 1155.

Intel will continue to support 1366, and will continue to release new processors for this socket.

1366 is a clear winner over 1155 in features. Even if clock for clock the i7 2600k has a marginal performance advantage.
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Intel will continue to support 1366, and will continue to release new processors for this socket.
What?
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They are only going to release 990x and maybe 995x for 1366, nothing more, maybe a new xeon or two.
    
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They are only going to release 990x and maybe 995x for 1366, nothing more, maybe a new xeon or two.
I honestly don't see the point either from Intel's or the buying public's perspective. With a (much) faster socket due in 6 months who would spend more $$$$ than a 980x is now, on soon to be obsoleted equipment? It doesn't make sense for servers or for workstations really...especially when you won't be able to flip said hardware easily once Ivy/Sandy enthusiast/server hits the shelves without taking a significant hit $$$$ wise.
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post #36 of 68
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I honestly don't see the point either from Intel's or the buying public's perspective. With a (much) faster socket due in 6 months who would spend more $$$$ than a 980x is now, on soon to be obsoleted equipment? It doesn't make sense for servers or for workstations really...especially when you won't be able to flip said hardware easily once Ivy/Sandy enthusiast/server hits the shelves without taking a significant hit $$$$ wise.
Ivy bridge is 6 months best case.. More likely January 2012.
    
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post #37 of 68
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I honestly don't see the point either from Intel's or the buying public's perspective. With a (much) faster socket due in 6 months who would spend more $$$$ than a 980x is now, on soon to be obsoleted equipment? It doesn't make sense for servers or for workstations really...especially when you won't be able to flip said hardware easily once Ivy/Sandy enthusiast/server hits the shelves without taking a significant hit $$$$ wise.
Ivy has been pushed back. I hear 2012 now. Who knows?

Something else to think about... How long did Intel release new chips for the 775 socket?

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post #38 of 68
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Ivy has been pushed back. I hear 2012 now. Who knows?

Something else to think about... How long did Intel release new chips for the 775 socket?

;-)
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post #39 of 68
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Ivy has been pushed back. I hear 2012 now. Who knows?

Something else to think about... How long did Intel release new chips for the 775 socket?

;-)
Um if memory serves LGA775 CPUs for desktop halted with LGA1366 coming out...with only the 9400-9505 being released after Nehalem-which were fill-ins under the 9650/9550...and maybe a few of the C2Duos.

None of which were at the price premium of 980X or above.
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Um if memory serves LGA775 CPUs for desktop halted with LGA1366 coming out...with only the 9400-9505 being released after Nehalem-which were fill-ins under the 9650/9550...and maybe a few of the C2Duos.

None of which were at the price premium of 980X or above.
The 775 desktop socket was introduced in 2006.

The 1366 was introduced in Q4 2008.

As of right now, there are still many processors available for 775 on newegg. And with C2Q's still offering plenty of muscle for today's needs, I can see it lasting for a few more years (at least).

Of course, this is just personal speculation. But, a socket 775 rig that was build in 2006 can still be viable in 2012 (with an updated C2Q). I'd expect 1366 to still be viable in 2014 or so.... Maybe also with a 6core 12 thread processor....
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