Originally Posted by enri95
Kind of... the 2011 socket will only have Extreme editions cpus ($1000 per cpu)
They never said 2011 will be EX only. They said the initial CPU releases will be EX CPUs. This is nothing new here, they will release other CPUs later that are a lower price range. I would not count on anything cheap like some 1155 are any time soon though. I think the estimates are in the 500 - 1000 dollar range once the EX window has past. I am sure cheaper ones will come eventually for 2011, but it could be a bit of a wait. If I had to guess, it would be within range of just waiting for Ivy instead.
The only exception to this is if they announce the 1356 socket for Sandy or Ivy. Then I could see 2011 being high end and EX only. I have not heard any news of 1356 since the leaked chart showing it from way back though, so I have my doubts of its arrival. It would be nice to see though because the boards would be cheaper than 2011 yet still offer PCIe Gen 3 but not as many lanes and only tripple channel memory that would suit a lot of people that are in between the needs of 1155 and 2011.
Originally Posted by kiwiasian
Ivy bridge is socket 1155?
2011 is ivy bridge extreme processors?
Are they all P67 platform?
Goodness, Intel, you have to make things so complicated.
Not really complicated. It just seems that way because of Intel talking about Ivy before many 2011 details were released.
Sandy and Ivy are both going to be on 1155 as well as 2011. Only difference is Ivy is a die shrink (with probably a mild refresh) of Sandy.
1155 is all of the *67 chipsets. 2011 will probably be X68 chipset if they keep their current naming tactics.
Originally Posted by cdolphin
If mainstream IB will be compatible with LGA 1155, I am uber stoked
This has been stated from a few sources now, so it should be correct. There is a chance that there may be a couple of features that may not be available on a SB board when you drop an Ivy into it though. This would be due to a UEFI update or the chipset itself not being compatible with the new features.
Not trying to start any rumors here, just stating the worst case scenario that you may at most loose some functionality by reusing a SB board for an Ivy CPU upgrade. The Ivy CPU itself should work as is (probably just needing a BIOS/UEFI update for compatibility) just by dropping in.Edited by K3VL4R - 2/6/11 at 11:41am