What socket will the intel 6 cores be

i'm about to build a new pc, and am wondering which socket to get to
make sure the new board is compatable with the upcoming 6 core intel chips
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  1. Any reason why you're focused on this upcoming "six-core"? The i7 920 is plenty powerful, and uses the LGA 1366. Based on the new i9, I think Intel will continue using this socket for its higher-end CPUs, so I would suggest you get a mobo with it, even if the so-called six core is probably months or even years away.
  2. I think Intel will take a leaf out of AMDs book and keep to the same socket for their i9. Go for the 1366!
  3. r_manic said:
    Any reason why you're focused on this upcoming "six-core"? The i7 920 is plenty powerful, and uses the LGA 1366. Based on the new i9, I think Intel will continue using this socket for its higher-end CPUs, so I would suggest you get a mobo with it, even if the so-called six core is probably months or even years away.



    well i was thinking about the six core, just in terms of future proofing the build. but on further reading i've found that the i7-860 based on the 1156 socket is cheaper than the the 920 and considerably quicker, not to mention more overclockable and the motherboards are a cheaper too. I was considering the i5-750, but as i'm building a music production computer, hyperthreading is a valuable asset according to computer music magazine.
  4. The Hexacore 'i9' is actually the i7 980x EE.
    It will be released for the LGA1366 platform.

    I would also recommend the i7 920.
    Plenty powerful, fairly affordable and highly overclockable.
    If in the future you decide you really need a hexacore CPU, you should be able to drop one in.
  5. outlw6669 said:
    The Hexacore 'i9' is actually the i7 980x EE.
    It will be released for the LGA1366 platform.

    I would also recommend the i7 920.
    Plenty powerful, fairly affordable and highly overclockable.
    If in the future you decide you really need a hexacore CPU, you should be able to drop one in.



    I'm investigating this now. Just trying to find a decent motherboard for it.....
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