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I think the only reason why Intel chose to release Sandy Bridge right now, rather than furthering the 1366 (or 1156) is because they wanted to beat AMD to the mainstream desktop release of the CPU+GPU on-die (though SB is quite different from Bulldozer). But performance-wise, SB is mostly a side-step. Development-wise, I don't understand why this incarnation of SB was released now--it's like flooding the market with more high-performance CPUs when the ones currently being made are already faster than anyone really needs at the moment.

It doesn't seem like 1366 will have many more CPU offerings--and quite frankly, it wasn't as popular as 1156 was/is (I don't understand why Intel went different sockets for CPU's that have very similar performance--if someone cares to clarify why, that'd be super).
    
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I don't understand why people would upgrade their CPU if they are just gaming... 1366 is a great socket, Sandy Bridge is over hyped. But good news for me, once Ivy Bridge comes out, hopefully i7 970 lowers down to $200 and then I might upgrade, but that is still a while to go. But I am 100% satisfied with 1366.
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Its a hobby. I have components for about 3 different builds here at the moment. I justify it by saying "one is for an unRAID" "one is for gaming" "one is for everyday". Its the beauty of a hobby, you just enjoy it. Some people stand by a river draping a hook and a worm, some spot and log trains.........
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future of lga1366 = death
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will there be a new generation of CPUs for this socket
No.
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Well the last CPU to be produced for this is the 990x then it's EOL.
    
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I think the only reason why Intel chose to release Sandy Bridge right now, rather than furthering the 1366 (or 1156) is because they wanted to beat AMD to the mainstream desktop release of the CPU+GPU on-die (though SB is quite different from Bulldozer). But performance-wise, SB is mostly a side-step. Development-wise, I don't understand why this incarnation of SB was released now--it's like flooding the market with more high-performance CPUs when the ones currently being made are already faster than anyone really needs at the moment.

It doesn't seem like 1366 will have many more CPU offerings--and quite frankly, it wasn't as popular as 1156 was/is (I don't understand why Intel went different sockets for CPU's that have very similar performance--if someone cares to clarify why, that'd be super).
Thanks for sharing your thoughts...

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I don't understand why people would upgrade their CPU if they are just gaming... 1366 is a great socket, Sandy Bridge is over hyped. But good news for me, once Ivy Bridge comes out, hopefully i7 970 lowers down to $200 and then I might upgrade, but that is still a while to go. But I am 100% satisfied with 1366.
Well, sometimes games depend on CPUs, right?
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