Originally Posted by Stupidhatmatt
Ivy bridge will use a different socket than Sandy Bridge.
And you know that because? Frankly, we have no idea what's going to happen with Ivy Bridge. We don't even know what socket (or sockets as the case may be) it will be released on. Some people expect Intel not to release high end Sandy Bridge chips, but early articles from AnandTech and the like show that higher end chips are expected mid-2011. Whether it'll be server only or if it would also cater to high end desktop consumers, we still don't know. A lot of things can happen between now and Ivy Bridge's release and that's not even considering how Bulldozer will affect the market. We've got early performance numbers for Sandy Bridge care of AnandTech, etc and initial indications are, it'll be a good upgrade for LGA-775 users particularly those still rocking dual-cores. Bulldozer and Ivy Bridge, though, are wait and see.