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Sandy Bridge motherboards - No Triple Channel DDR3?

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I was searching all around the web trying to find P67/H67 Motherboards with triple channel memory (3x3 slots). Is that a limitation in the architecture? Or are they planning on releasing triple channel boards to accompany the launch of the new Sandy Bridge chips?

I'm just wondering because I'm planning on building a new rig and I'm contemplating waiting for the release of the 2600K or OCing a 950. Trying to see whats the best route to take here.
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there will be no triple channel sandy bridge setup available.
    
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SB is a chip architecture.

1155 is a socket.

There will be no triple channel on 1155.
    
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Aren't SB's restricted to the 1155 socket? Or can you install them on other sockets like the 1156 and the 1366?
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Just 1155
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You're probably thinking about Ivy Bridge, which will be on socket 1356/2011. It will support triple channel memory.

It will be out Q3 of this year.
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Shux, I might as well go with a 950 and 6GB DDR3. Or wait for whatever follows this hype.
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Triple channel is pointless anyways. SB already has some of the highest memory bandwidth available on the market.

Triple channel is just a marketing scam to get you to buy 3 ram sticks.

From what reviews have shown, i think that it is pretty obvious that the 2600K is a much better option than the 950.
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post #9 of 77
there is no real benefit to triple channel ram so if thats all that is holding you back by all means go and buy!
    
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All is not lost, 2011 is said to come with Quad channel !
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