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December 22, 2009 6:37:34 PM

I can't help but notice that since socket LGA 1156 and 1366 came out, everyone is saying "don't get a socket 775 system. It's dead. Get AMD" What exactly do they mean by that? Socket 775 has CPUs comparable and at the high end better performing than anything AMD has on socket AM2+/AM3.

If people are talking about potential to upgrade to AMD's Bulldozer CPUs, they fail to say "go socket AM3". Also, there is no guarantee that AMD will release their new CPUs for socket AM3.

Discuss.

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December 22, 2009 6:57:07 PM

enzo matrix said:
I can't help but notice that since socket LGA 1156 and 1366 came out, everyone is saying "don't get a socket 775 system. It's dead. Get AMD" What exactly do they mean by that? Socket 775 has CPUs comparable and at the high end better performing than anything AMD has on socket AM2+/AM3.

If people are talking about potential to upgrade to AMD's Bulldozer CPUs, they fail to say "go socket AM3". Also, there is no guarantee that AMD will release their new CPUs for socket AM3.

Discuss.


What we mean is by it is literally what it says. the 775 is dead. Intel will soon stop making cpu for this socket. giving no more life for this socket.

It's like the Intel 478 socket. When the lga 775 came around every one said, get the the lga 775 socket as the 478 is dead.


now for "Get AMD." i dont know who saying that although if you want to stay with intel, i would go for the 1156 and 1336.
December 22, 2009 7:05:34 PM

Socket 775 is dead because there are no new CPUs coming out for it. Most the boards were using DDR2 memory which is also dying very quickly as AM3, LGA 1336 and 1156 become more mainstream. All the high end motherboards are near extinct. I'm glad I picked up a X48 board before they were all gone. Socket 775 CPUS like the Q9450, Q9550, and Q9650 performed very well and are all good overclockers. My Q9550 can overclock to 3.4 Ghz on stock voltages. I believe it performs better than my PII X4 955.

AMD may never see the performance crown again if it keeps sticking to it's current socket designs. The went from 462 -> 754 -> 939 -> 940 -> 938. If the socket was the bottleneck in their architecture, then they need a new socket. Rumor has it that their next socket will be a LGA socket like Intel.

When Intel first used socket LGA 775, it made a tremendous difference in their processor designs. The Core2 series dominated the gamers' market, but I think was due to the fact that people were getting 30%+ gains by overclocking, while AMD's at the time can barely get 10%.
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December 22, 2009 7:08:23 PM

I don't see it as dead.
In regards to the "possible upgrade" Some advocate the idea of getting a cheap m/b in brand comparisons and then apply another train of logic that they will use this cheap m/b with a new cutting edge 6 core processor. Updating Motherboard technology can be as important or useful as a cpu upgrade.
December 23, 2009 9:45:38 PM

Lga775 can't take full advantage of a quad core, so you can buy it for a dual core, knowing that Intel won't release faster dual cores and upgrading to a quad will bring little. Pity.

So if you plan (...as you plan...) to upgrade it can't be with an Lga775.

And then, people like us are just upset by Intel's lack of compatibility. Buy a 775 mobo ,you can't upgrade to a Core i7. Buy a 1366 mobo, you're f****d for the Core i5. Nobody knows if the 1366 will host one or two generations more.

So as a reaction of (very) bad mood, people considering now a 1156 just look at Amd and see wide compatibility between AM2, AM2+ and AM3. Intel did the mistake with the P1, the PIII and does it again.
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December 23, 2009 10:17:10 PM

2030637,5,377412 said:
Lga775 can't take full advantage of a quad core, so you can buy it for a dual core, knowing that Intel won't release faster dual cores and upgrading to a quad will bring little. Pity.quotemsg]


That is complete BS. Here is a socket 775 beating the pII 955 in just about every benchmark.

http://www.anandtech.com/bench/default.aspx?p=49&p2=88
December 23, 2009 10:26:58 PM

The 775 socket is not dead to be correct. Businesses and Corps. are using this socket now. Even Libraries are even starting to catch up on the technology with the dual core CPU processors. Consider this, we all know that the LGA 1336 and 1156 sockets are very in the high price range areas in technology sales. A budget is look at and for businesses to buy whatever they need to keep up their interface systems going and this is needed to make computer in their stores running. The 775 sockets CPU is very ideal for businesses, small business and etc to save and don't have to worry about updating their systems for a few years to come or going over that budget limitation.

Take a look at the Intel P4 478 sockets. Some people are still using it as of today and it has been still making sale just like the DDR switch is in demand these days for local and small businesses around the country. It's now becoming to be a product that will no longer will be available by the end of 2010.
Today specially where we see that people are not spending as much as they did 3 years ago.

Not a lot of folks out there can effort what some people have in the gaming systems.
The consumer looks at rates, sale, and what is needed.

I don't believe the 775 is a Dead Socket.
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December 23, 2009 10:30:37 PM

+1000 for BadTrip . LGA775 *can* take full advantage of LGA775.

@OP:
Many people are saying LGA775 is dead and get AMD because of this:
1. For the about the same price, you can get an AM3 set up that's much more future proof than the LGA775.

2. DDR2 prices are about the same as DDR3 prices now.

3. LGA775 will no longer be supported by Intel, as in no new CPUs for it.

4. Again, the higher end LGA775 (ie Q9550) is actually higher priced than the LGA1156 counterparts. Don't believe me? Take a look at these:
i5 750 @$200: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Q9550 @$250: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


@Keiki646: LGA775 *is* dead in terms of upgradability from a gamer/DIYs point of view.
December 23, 2009 11:09:26 PM

ZOMG!!!! Skt775 is doomzored!!!!
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December 23, 2009 11:15:27 PM

Fudzilla Headlines

Core 2 Quad Q9500 2.83GHz to launch January 17th
http://www.fudzilla.com/content/view/16837/35/

Pentium E6600 still on track for Q1 2010 launch
January 17, 2010 for $84
The fastest Pentium dual-core Wolfdale 45nm core that you can buy today is the Pentium E6500 and in early Q1 2010, this guy should get a successor that will run a tad faster.


Intel's Pentium E6500 is currently available for $84 and it is clocked to 2.93GHz with a 1066MHz FSB, 2MB of cache and a 65W TDP.
http://www.fudzilla.com/content/view/16744/1/
December 24, 2009 4:05:30 AM

notty22 said:
Fudzilla Headlines

Core 2 Quad Q9500 2.83GHz to launch January 17th
http://www.fudzilla.com/content/view/16837/35/

Pentium E6600 still on track for Q1 2010 launch
January 17, 2010 for $84
The fastest Pentium dual-core Wolfdale 45nm core that you can buy today is the Pentium E6500 and in early Q1 2010, this guy should get a successor that will run a tad faster.


Intel's Pentium E6500 is currently available for $84 and it is clocked to 2.93GHz with a 1066MHz FSB, 2MB of cache and a 65W TDP.
http://www.fudzilla.com/content/view/16744/1/


Then it's not dead yet. It's still kicking.
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