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Most future proof, socket 1156 or 1366?

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January 10, 2010 1:17:54 AM

Hi, I've only got a little question, which socket do you think will be more useful for future upgradings? From what I've been reading around the 1156 socket will mainly be used for the new 2-core cpu with no new 4-core cpu, while the 1366 will end up with 6-core cpu or maybe even greater, this should mean than in 3-4 years the socket 1366 will still be somehow useful with its latest cpu while the 1156 will become obsolete unless new 4-core cpu are created.

What do you think?
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January 10, 2010 1:46:23 AM

With the information currently at my disposal I opted to go with the socket 1366 design on my last two builds because I would like to be able to take advantage of the six core CPU's without having to get all new hardware.
January 10, 2010 2:01:37 AM

The general consensus is that 1366 will be much more upgradeable in the future. The 1156 platform may be somewhat short-lived, though it's impossible to state that as a fact.
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January 10, 2010 3:36:57 AM

i think the opposite. given that LGA1156 a;ready has a bunch of new procesors on the way (more than 1366) id imagine it will be more futureproof.

im sure the ultra high-end server grade stuff will remain 1366 exclusive, but everything below will likely be on 1156, as this is the mainstream (and therfore main) platform.

i just dont see how 1366 could out live 1156, given the already massive number of processors on the way.
January 10, 2010 10:42:59 AM

But you have to take into account that in 4-5 years 4-core cpu will surely be the mainstream cpu and 2-core cpu will be like todays pentium cpu, it and the 1156 at least till now only offers 3 4-core cpu and the rest will be 2-core cpu.
You can argue that the 2-core cpu they're going to create will work greatly but they're still 2-core cpu and will never be able to live to the full potential of 4-core cpu.


P.D:I was going to get an i750 but when I saw the little chances of future upgrading this socket had i opted for an i920.
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