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I7 for LGA 1366 or LGA 1156 Which is better ??

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August 19, 2009 7:29:35 AM

I'm considering a buy new computer.

I'm think of Intel i7 and i7 has two different socket model(LGA 1366, LGA 1156)

Someone advice me to buy a Intel i7 LGA 1156
because of
it has Integrated PCI-E Controller and Newer than LGA 1366


Someone advice me to buy a Intel i7 LGA 1366
Becase of
it has Expandability of Future 6core cpu(maybee i9??)

i7 in a different socket, which is better??
old socket LGA 1366 but future 6 core cpu??
or new LGA 1156 socket??

which would be better??

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August 19, 2009 9:08:13 AM

Plus 1366 supports triple-channel RAM, 1156 is only dual channel. Doesn't make a difference to most people but it's a difference nonetheless.

At the end of the day, 1366/X58 is going to be the high-end platform with 1156/P55 the mainstream. Unfortunately making the choice now means you have to stick with it.

Both have a future, but the nice/stupid processors like the hex-core i9 Gulftown will be on 1366. If you're not a high-end user or serious gamer then I'd save some cash and go 1156 because you won't use the high-end features (although SLI and Crossfire will be on 1156).
August 19, 2009 1:33:47 PM


After seeing some i5 vs i7 earlier, I decided to just go i7 LGA 1366 myself. See no use (in the immediate) to go for LGA 1156
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September 14, 2009 4:27:20 AM

personally, the design of the i5 and i7 on the lga 1156 is more efficient than the 1366, but the x58 chip just has more bandwidth anyway.
September 14, 2009 4:28:38 AM

So if you want to go with single card gpu use lga 1156, if muti card then 1366.
September 14, 2009 5:12:32 AM

If your into gaming and want to CF or SLI go with the I7 on the 1366 platform. Micro center has the I7's 920 for $199 and can not be beat on price. Given the x16x16 PCI-E lanes, much better choice then I5's.