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Why would 1156 cause a price drop in 1366?

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September 3, 2009 1:55:45 AM

I've seen a lot of people saying they think 1366 cpus are going to drop after the release of the 1156 cpu releases. This doesn't make sense to me, as it seems the whole point of releasing this line of cpus was to be a cheaper alternative to the 1366 cpus. If anything, I think Intel would RAISE the price to create a larger gap of consumer vs enthusiast competition.

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a b à CPUs
September 3, 2009 2:03:29 AM

I also believe that intel will raise prices on i7 soon after i5's release. We'll see soon enough.
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September 3, 2009 3:18:14 AM

Some of the P55 motherboards will still support
triple-channel memory access e.g. by populating
3 of 4 available DIMM slots.

And, the current market prices for 4GB DIMMs
are somewhat prohibitive, so expect users to build
lots of P55 motherboards with a total of 6GB of DDR3
(3 @ 2GB).

Coupled with support for SATA/6G as an upgrade
path for SATA/6G SSDs -- expected in 6-9 months --
the P55 generation could reduce market demand
for LGA1366 sockets.


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a b à CPUs
September 3, 2009 3:24:15 AM

No prices are gonna change, if it did it would go up, not down. If it went down i7 would be the same price as i5. Why would they do that when i7 is still better then i5.

i7: Enthusiast
i5: Mainstream gamer
i3: budget gamer

If you think about it, a i7 isnt anymore money then a q9650 on a highend x48. Atleast most x58s support xfire and sli.

IMHO i7 is extremely affordable already.
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September 3, 2009 4:08:41 AM

MRFS said:
Some of the P55 motherboards will still support
triple-channel memory access e.g. by populating
3 of 4 available DIMM slots.

And, the current market prices for 4GB DIMMs
are somewhat prohibitive, so expect users to build
lots of P55 motherboards with a total of 6GB of DDR3
(3 @ 2GB).

Definitely not. The memory controller on the 1156 CPUs is dual channel - you won't change that regardless of what you try. Filling 3 slots would simply be putting 2 DIMMs in one channel, and one DIMM in the second, and would give no speed gain over a matched pair.
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