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If hexacore CPUs are truly in the pipeline will they be X58?

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October 26, 2009 4:12:55 AM

I know we dont have any info on hexa core CPUs from Intel, much less AMD, but would anyone even have a hint or surmise if they will be compatible with x58 or LGA1366?
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October 26, 2009 4:21:57 AM

They will be for x58 aka 1366 only, no 1156 support. 1st Quarter 2010.
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October 26, 2009 5:49:49 AM

http://anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=3634&p=...

I'm having a hard time justifying the LGA-1366 platform at all. As I see it, LGA-1366 has a few advantages:

1) High-end multi-GPU Performance

2) Stock Voltage Overclocking

3) Future support for 6-core Gulftown CPUs
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October 26, 2009 6:41:01 AM

Maziar said:
http://anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=3634&p=...

I'm having a hard time justifying the LGA-1366 platform at all. As I see it, LGA-1366 has a few advantages:

1) High-end multi-GPU Performance

2) Stock Voltage Overclocking

3) Future support for 6-core Gulftown CPUs


I am reading the anandtech article on the hexacores and I think i might want to save up for this. I hope it costs a sub $300 to $350 but I highly doubt it as it will most likely be $1000! At least I know I really want a 1366Motherboard.
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October 26, 2009 7:05:08 AM

Maziar said:
http://anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=3634&p=...

I'm having a hard time justifying the LGA-1366 platform at all. As I see it, LGA-1366 has a few advantages:

1) High-end multi-GPU Performance

2) Stock Voltage Overclocking

3) Future support for 6-core Gulftown CPUs


Yeah it's a hard one, 1156 vs 1366.
1366 does have triple channel memory too and an i7-920 overclocked to 3.8 makes for a killer setup.
Really you want to be in the 1366 camp if you want access to the higher end processors. Which is the main reason I'd be likely to jump to this platform.

For the next few months I'll be sticking to 775 though, and may do a quad overclock before moving to i7/i9 (unless AMD brings out something super awesome before then, and yes, if AMD has a better product for my budget I WILL switch).
October 26, 2009 7:57:38 AM

SpidersWeb said:
Yeah it's a hard one, 1156 vs 1366.
1366 does have triple channel memory too and an i7-920 overclocked to 3.8 makes for a killer setup.
Really you want to be in the 1366 camp if you want access to the higher end processors. Which is the main reason I'd be likely to jump to this platform.

For the next few months I'll be sticking to 775 though, and may do a quad overclock before moving to i7/i9 (unless AMD brings out something super awesome before then, and yes, if AMD has a better product for my budget I WILL switch).



Same Im still sticking to my 775 until a great 1366comes out and then ill skip a gen(1156) so I can upgrade later on.... I do hope the next 1366mb's come out with usb3.0, I dont mind even getting one with 1-2 ports as long as it has that tech then it will make these mbs worth more than $250-300.

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October 26, 2009 8:15:16 AM

yeah im sticking with my Q6600 @ 3.5 for now, its too close to atleast a stock i7 920 to validate a AU ~$2000 rig overhaul right now

although if my rig was to die i would have a good excuse to spend some money...
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October 26, 2009 10:55:00 AM

Me too,i have a Q6600 @ 3.4 which is still pretty fast :) 
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October 26, 2009 11:47:13 AM

Intel e3200 @ 3.6 gets the job done for me at this time.
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October 27, 2009 4:26:11 PM

liquidsnake718 said:
I know we dont have any info on hexa core CPUs from Intel, much less AMD, but would anyone even have a hint or surmise if they will be compatible with x58 or LGA1366?


There has been plenty of talk of 6 core processors from AMD, especially since they've had 6 core opterons for nearly half a year now. It's already confirmed that 2010 AMD will have 12core server parts and 6 core desktop parts out. The 6 core desktop part "Thuban" is suppose to be backward compatible with AM2+ and AM3 motherboards while supporting both DDR2/DDR3 memory.

Intel's already got working I9 processors as well, they just haven't hit retail yet and wont' until 2010. From what I've read they'll be available and compatible with current x58 motherboards just by updating the BIOS.
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October 27, 2009 4:28:25 PM

daship said:
Intel e3200 @ 3.6 gets the job done for me at this time.
^5 Really nice BANG for the buck!!
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October 27, 2009 4:33:23 PM

liquidsnake718 said:
I hope it costs a sub $300 to $350 but I highly doubt it as it will most likely be $1000!
Why would Intel cripple sales of i5 750 / i7 860 / i7 920 by seliing i9 at $300? Very unlikely.
October 29, 2009 5:37:04 PM

WR2 said:
Why would Intel cripple sales of i5 750 / i7 860 / i7 920 by seliing i9 at $300? Very unlikely.

i know... wishful thinking, these will cost $300 in 2-3years down the road probably!
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October 29, 2009 6:20:20 PM

Yeah I'm getting my i9 on mortgage.
November 10, 2009 1:04:22 AM

SpidersWeb said:
Yeah I'm getting my i9 on mortgage.


lol.... just stick to a i7.... i dont think there will be any apps that actually use 6 cores in the next year or even two.... so it will be useless and probably $1000-3000 upon initial release..... not worth it unless you use it to run your house appliances, tvs, electricity, ect... jk
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