Also need to consider that server models will have 3x QPI links. But desktop chips will only have 1x QPI links. The 965XE will have the faster QPI link but it wont do very much for performance unless you are doing a lot of things at the same time.
Also, you know what gets to me? If they are using a new platform, why not just give us the higher fsb speeds? Greedy bastards... They want to stretch this out. They know people are going to jump on this.
"Hey look a whole new platform..." Couple of months later, a revision or upgrade is released... "Oooh, look at that!" Intel, "Gotcha bitch!!!"
They can't give you higher FSB speeds because the FSB no longer exists...
The integrated memory controller that is built into the processor replaces the Fsb.