Originally Posted by dudenell
You mean just like the 1156 was supposed to work with sandy bridge? I really think you guys have your head up your asses if you really think that is the case. Plus why would they create a board with 2 slots less of ram when 1366 had 6. It really makes no sense...
Do you have a source that says 1156 was supposed to be compatible with SB?
And the reason 1155 has less RAM slots is because it is a mainstream platform and that there is no difference between dual- channel and triple- channel RAM.
Originally Posted by _GTech
Personally I think it's wrong to keep revising motherboards for new CPUs, it just makes the consumers have to buy an entire new system in order to use the stOOpid CPU, which in turn would often mean less sales considering these boards aren't cheap these days..
Let's hope 1155 & AM3+ is going to be around for a long time, this time around...
What you are witnessing with sockets is called convergence. We are seeing it with APUs, we've seen it with sound cards, and we've seen it with pixel and vertex shaders inside of GPUs(unified shader architecture); it is nothing new.
Intel has moved features onto their CPU die that would normally be found in the north- and south- bridges of the motherboard.
As things become more consolidated, the cheaper and less complex the motherboard will become to produce. Not only that, but performance has increased as the latency between interconnects have diminished also.
If you want the new stuff then you must accept the new features. After playing catch-up with Intel for the last five years in terms of adaptation, AMD is finally requiring a socket change for Bulldozer so that we may take advantage of the new features.