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... you can't put an SB in this? and you can't SLi/Crossfire?

What is the point? Just get an 1156 with an NF200 on it. by the time you spend enough money on the hardware to max one of those out, an ponying up the extra cash to go 1155 over 1156 and compatible processor will be insignificant. And you'll end up with far far more computing power. Really I don't see the point. More of ASRock going "HEY LOOK AT ME! I can't compete in the real market so I must create my own niche in order to survive!"

Also, I did learn in this thread that ASRock is owned by ASUS. ASRock just went up a notch in my book.

But, I'm afraid that even the largest motherboard manufacturer in the world would still be SEVERELY crippled at the loss of a client/partner such as Intel. AMD would be a significantly more palatable loss (albiet still painful).

something tells me that intel gave them the nod on this though. Afterall, this doesn't allow full backwards/forwards compatibility. Intel obviously thought this through. Read the article, had they integrated the ClockGen differently then full back/forward compatibility would be possible, but intel forsaw this, and shot it down with their current implementation.
    
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Oh ASRock, always making crazy motherboards.
Agreed. On my ASRock S939 AMD motherboard, they sold an AM2 "adapter" module to support the newer AM2/AM2+ CPU's. Thing is, though, it was pointless because you were still stuck with old DDR RAM, and then had this clunky adapter hanging out in your case. Odd, to say the least...
    
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If you're going to buy a new motherboard, you may as well buy a new CPU too.

ASRock is good at making frankenstein motherboards, but they don't really have that much practical use.

It's like that Socket 478 mobo with the DDR2 and PCIe slot.
    
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This is a good board for those who can't really afford to make that full upgrade yet or for those looking for a new mobo with current 1156 CPUs.

It's not compatible with both 1155 AND 1156 chips. That would be interesting though.
How is it not? I though that was the whole point of the article.

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Thanks to the continuation of Intel’s DMI interconnect, pairing the new chipset with an old processor is as simple as ignoring the added clock signal.
Ahhh never mind I see now. Well, we may see an adapter come out, it's been done before. There was a 478 to 775 adapter, so it should be possible for a 1156 to 1155; it's ONE less pin.
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How is it not? I though that was the whole point of the article.



Ahhh never mind I see now. Well, we may see an adapter come out, it's been done before. There was a 478 to 775 adapter, so it should be possible for a 1156 to 1155; it's ONE less pin.
Yeah, there was a 478 to 775 adaptor, but what you want here is an 1155 to 1156 adaptor, which is different.

As far as I know, the LGA1155 socket is electrically fairly different to LGA1156. So while there is only one less pin, quite a few changes have taken place.
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post #26 of 28
If this works i may get one.
post #27 of 28
Sadly all you will really gain going for this board over a normal 1156 motherboard is naitive sata 3.
I am pretty sure thats the only difference between the P55 & P67 chipset, but I might be wrong?
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Sadly all you will really gain going for this board over a normal 1156 motherboard is naitive sata 3.
I am pretty sure thats the only difference between the P55 & P67 chipset, but I might be wrong?
In terms of user features, that's all I can think of. I think a lot more happened under the hood though.
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