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.
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.