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I am really disappointed in Intel having not planned a another six or eight core CPU in 2011. I noticed this because while looking at road maps and reading online that Intel claims that Sandy Bridge is strictly a 1155 socket quad core CPU really gets me upset. Is there a possibility that Intel will release a socket 1366 or 2011 CPU with more than four cores in 2011. I don want to have to wait to 2012 to wait for a more powerful CPU. Any ideas on this guys? Thanks
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According to the Wikipedia page on the Sandy Bridge microarchitecture, we can expect to see both 6- and 8-core CPU some time in 2011. Also worth mentioning is that the long-rumored i7 990x should be available in the next few months, as well.
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why oh why is there someone crying about this o.O

go with a i7 970 or wait till ivy bridge. not much you can do
    
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According to the Wikipedia page on the Sandy Bridge microarchitecture, we can expect to see both 6- and 8-core CPU some time in 2011. Also worth mentioning is that the long-rumored i7 990x should be available in the next few months, as well.
Unfortunately, Intel has already stated that the highest number of cores you will see with SB is a Quad Core processor.

SB is a strictly mainstream (for the masses) socket. The replacement for LGA 1366 may have a hexacore processor but with Intel releasing the 990x (not sure as to when but on their roadmaps it's still on there), there won't be a need for another one for abit.

Now it is rumored and speculated (and not confirmed or stated by Intel just speculated on the net) that IB will bring a hexacore part to Intel's mainstream line up but I just don't see that happening as it would be more profitable for Intel to wait until their next architecture change up in 2012. However, I do think Intel will kill off their Dual Core desktop CPU's with IB though.
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Unfortunately, Intel has already stated that the highest number of cores you will see with SB is a Quad Core processor.

SB is a strictly mainstream (for the masses) socket. The replacement for LGA 1366 may have a hexacore processor but with Intel releasing the 990x (not sure as to when but on their roadmaps it's still on there), there won't be a need for another one for abit.

Now it is rumored and speculated (and not confirmed or stated by Intel just speculated on the net) that IB will bring a hexacore part to Intel's mainstream line up but I just don't see that happening as it would be more profitable for Intel to wait until their next architecture change up in 2012. However, I do think Intel will kill off their Dual Core desktop CPU's with IB though.
This Article states that up to 8-core CPU will be offered for the LGA 2011 socket based on the Sandy Bridge microarchitecture. So does this earlier article, though it qualifies the 8-core chip as a rumor.

I realize the fallacy of using Wikipedia as a reference, but I do like to check the source articles because you can get a lot of good information there.
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they already make 6 core bro
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they already make 6 core bro
I think he knows:

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I am really disappointed in Intel having not planned a another six or eight core CPU in 2011[snip]
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For $1000+ it should have a gtx 580 built inside it.
    
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