Interesting, interesting, interesting...
With standardized chipsets and likely limited if any OCing capability, it's likely going to be the MBs that will be low priced in the 1155 platform, not the CPUs. Seems to me the only way 1155 would be attractive is if the CPUs supporting it have unlocked multipliers for those whom don't want to OC via the FSB and are on a budget. For now I'm still happy with the i7 950 purchase I made for $270.
The "K" CPUs have unlocked multiplyers, and for $317 for a 3.4GHz quad IIRC that's not half bad.
Looks like these things are going to be completely useless and better have a huge architecture advantage since they aren't going to clock for shit (early results show 5.5ghz on ln2 if that means anything for you guys) and have no HT.
*Daedalus;5429882The "K" CPUs have unlocked multiplyers, and for $317 for a 3.4GHz quad IIRC that's not half bad.
Yeah I forgot about the k designation meaning unlocked, and yes, that price for a CPU that's clocked at 3.4GHz is pretty good. However at the end of the day you're still stuck with a budget platform that only supports up to quad CPUs and 16 Pci-Ex lanes, not to mention that 3.4GHz, while better than say the 3GHz of the 950, still leaves you well short of the sweet spot to remove bottleneck on high end GPUs.
At least you can get the rest of the speed needed to remove that bottleneck with a simple multi bump though. For future readiness on CPU core support, Pci-Ex bandwidth, and removing high end GPU bottlenecks even with more powerful GPUs tro come, I'd still prefer the X58/950 setup, because even if I struggle learning how to manually OC, at least I know it's def possible to fully utilize that potential on such gear, and the price I got my 950 for makes it all the sweeter.
Looks like even 1156 is still a much better choice than 1155. Kind of makes me wonder what the point of the socket change even is.
I have pretty much zero interest in 1155 so far. I'm most excited about seeing what AMD's Bulldozer is going to do.
I'm interested in 2011 myself. If I'm doing a full upgrade at all over the Summer, it'll be to that platform. If not, it'll be another 580 (or maybe a 680 or two by then =p), watercooling, and some more harddrives (Only have about .5TB free of 6)
*The.Doctor;5429979Kind of makes me wonder what the point of the socket change even is.
I think it actually favors the MB chipset manufacturers more than the consumer, esp Intel, since it's going to be standardized and lower cost of production considerably. Whether that reduction in production cost will be fully passed on to the consumer remains to be seen.
That being said, there's also the possibility that with that standardization will come more efficiency in the MB circuitry, allowing lower wattage components, primarily the CPU. Intel has been on a CPU wattage lowering kick for some time.
Interesting, but it doesn't really appeal to me, I'm fine with the cheapest i3 or some lga775 quad. :)
I think it actually favors the MB chipset manufacturers more than the consumer,
Considering how limited the overclocking options are going to be for 1155, i would say so.
I'm sticking with my 1156 system until its seen if Bulldozer is going to be as good as people are claiming.