Noticing big markdowns on P55 boards. Is this processor class going away soon?
Was going to build a Core i7 860 based system. Don't need multiple video cards, so I don't think the added expense of an X58 based system is worth it. But if the P55 is end of the road might need to make other plans.
As long as a CPU can offer excellent performance for sufficiently long term(4~5 years), the "future proof" doesn't really matter at all. The 860 is in this category.
I agree with you completely. I made another thread regarding buying a i7-9xx or waiting for Sandy Bridge and it seems to me that what you said must be true. If your getting such a high performing CPU now then there will not be a need to upgrade for most people during the life of the socket type.
Yeah, the 1156 is a dead end (and, really 1366 also). the 1366 is more flexible, especially with multiple video cards. I just don't see me ever needing that capability. And one I build it, I probably won't open it up again (at least for anything major).
The other choice is going AM3 890 FX. Seems like a better platform, but with inferior CPUs.
lol evil intel and their deviate socket plans to rule the world...
But yea, everything I have read says no chance of backwards compatibility, at least for the time being. Just gonna stick with a 1366 for my new build (i7 so similar to yours) and call it a day. Hopefully by the time either of us are thinking about an upgrade a mobo change is going to be inevitable so may as well not waste time thinking about it now.