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I am thinking of upgrading my 775 to SB now.

But then I was wondering if I should just wait to IB.

So the questions:
1. I assume that it is only a processor change from SB to IB, right? Same motherboard, etc.
2. IB provides more cores and due to the die shrink maybe some better overclocking. Is their anything else?
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Ivy Bridge CPUs will be available on both LGA 1155 and 2011 platforms.

4-core CPUs will likely remain on the LGA 1155 mobos, while 6 and 8 core, will be enthusiast level.
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Originally Posted by PanicProne View Post
Ivy Bridge CPUs will be available on both LGA 1155 and 2011 platforms.

4-core CPUs will likely remain on the LGA 1155 mobos, while 6 and 8 core, will be enthusiast level.
thanks...uggg....now I have to think

What is different about the 2011 platform (vs. the 1155)? thanks
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There will be another socket, like there's 1156 and 1366 now.

The new 2011 socket will be designed for higher performance chips (aka the 6 & 8 cores chips)
    
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As of now there is only one socket for SB.

2011 thus far seems to be a server socket. It may or may not support overclocking.
    
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There will definitely be a 1366 replacement socket that will support the 6 - 8 core processors.

Since when does Intel use one socket for both mainstream and enthusiast? ( bastards )
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