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1156 / P55 platform going away?

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.
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  1. socket 1156 will be replaced with socket 1155 (sandy bridge) either l8r this year or Q1 2011, if upgrading is not in ur plans for the future i say go 1156
  2. Its likely that it will be backwards compatible since it has one less pin then 1156.
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    @BigStack:

    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.
  4. iqvl said:
    @BigStack:

    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.
  5. daship said:
    Its likely that it will be backwards compatible since it has one less pin then 1156.


    Nothing I have seen has said there will be a backwards compatibility with SB and 1156. I would love it though if that were to happen.
  6. ^ it wont happen
  7. Yea Intel could not be that nice. :p
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. After working up a few systems, I'm finding that the x58 works out to be not much more expensive, and enables 6MB of ram on one bank (which I prefer). So I'm leaning back that direction.
  11. Wonder what was the thought process on the 1156 platform just to keep it alive for only a year or so and then shifting to 1155 which is only one pin less!!!
  12. Best answer selected by BigStack.
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