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They couldn't have used socket 1156 for the Sandy Bridge chips because SB chips use EFI instead of the bios used by 1156.
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post #12 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by charliehorse55 View Post
They couldn't have used socket 1156 for the Sandy Bridge chips because SB chips use EFI instead of the bios used by 1156.
Actually it's because they switched to DMI over QPI which isn't support in 1156. EFI is just a firmware type, they could have used it on 1156.
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post #13 of 24
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Originally Posted by TickleMeElmo View Post
Clock for clock SB is faster than previous generations, can the same be said for AMD who just gives clock bumps?

The x8/x8 has TWICE the bandwidth of the previous generation controllers, there is very little difference and the x8/x8 may even be faster in some situations.

They moved things like the PCI-E controller onto the die, it was necessary to move to a new socket.
exactly, my system rips any game, blazing frame rates.
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I think Intel released the SB in competition against the Bulldozer AMD series chips.
Don't know why they released it so early, perhaps they are looking for a bit of time to engineer the next "top of the line" CPU
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post #15 of 24
Quote:
Originally Posted by LethalRise750 View Post
Actually it's because they switched to DMI over QPI which isn't support in 1156. EFI is just a firmware type, they could have used it on 1156.
1156 uses DMI not QPI, 1366 uses QPI.
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post #16 of 24
Intel: Look, new! S-H-I-N-Y!!!
AMD: Uhhh....we got nothing.

Thats why.
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post #17 of 24
the new SB chips also use Turbo Boost 2.0 which is a giant improvement over the original turbo boost

those high voltage changes for turbo 2.0 uses different circuitry as well
IIRC, 1155's socket change was more than removing 1 pin, also something to do with voltage regulation on the CPU as well so therefore 1156 could not support the new SB chips
post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by Mr.Pie View Post
the new SB chips also use Turbo Boost 2.0 which is a giant improvement over the original turbo boost

those high voltage changes for turbo 2.0 uses different circuitry as well
IIRC, 1155's socket change was more than removing 1 pin, also something to do with voltage regulation on the CPU as well so therefore 1156 could not support the new SB chips
The socket is notched differently compared to 1156. The layout is completely different from 1156 internally.
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It's the same butthurt crowd that shows up any time the new thing comes out and makes their hardware more outdated.
Meh. I don't upgrade till my hardware can't do what I want it to. And this hasn't happened yet.
post #20 of 24
I'd laugh if there was a crack in intel security and all SB chips were destroyed.


And on that day, I will laugh.
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