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LGA 1366 vs LGA 1155 vs LGA 2011

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LGA 1366 Owners: Will you upgrading your CPU/MB to an LGA1155 setup soon or wait until the LGA 2011 arrives later this year?

Total: 27 votes (9 blank votes)

  • Upgrading to a LGA 1155 setup in the next 6 months.
  • 22 %
  • Upgrading to a LGA 1155 setup in the next 12 months.
  • 0 %
  • Waiting to see what LGA 2011 offers before I make my decision.
  • 32 %
  • No. I'm happy with my LGA 1366 setup for the forseeable future.
  • 27 %
  • Forget Sandy Bridge (LGA 1155), the LGA 2011 is where the real performance is!
  • 16 %
  • I will do 1155 first, then upgrade again when 2011 arrives.
  • 6 %
January 18, 2011 9:15:11 PM

A quick poll for Intel LGA 1366 CPU owners on upgrade path.

More about : lga 1366 lga 1155 lga 2011

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January 18, 2011 10:31:10 PM

Me? my i7-920 blows through everything i can think of and thats only a moderate OC to 3.43... if I get a better cooler and OC to ~4.0 then itll be perfectly fine compared to 1155 and 2011 for a while.

Since i'm a gamer, there won't be much difference but for those who need that minute and that extra oomph for "professional" or "semi-professional" stuff, then maybe.

But me? Ill wait till the next tick. (my next upgrade is a new gpu -> HDD -> dvd?blu-ray drive)
January 22, 2011 1:39:21 PM

I am waiting for a few reasons, one being I am extremely curious about the performance of the “enthusiast” LGA 2011 based Sandy Bridge CPUs . From the reviews I have read it seems that for gamers the 2600k at the very least (and in order to avoid debate) “rivals” the 975x; therefore if the 2600k is considered “high mainstream(?)” (and the price suggests it is), the “enthusiast” Sandy Bridge CPUs to come must rock.
The other reason I am going to wait is that I can only find two motherboards of the current LGA 1155 crop that will crossfire or sli two cards at a full x16/x16 (by way of an onboard Nvidia NF200 chip to control the lanes as native first gen Sandy Bridge’s cannot run two x16 lanes at x16/x16 but will run twin cards at x8/x8). The motherboards: the $329 Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7 and the $280 and up Asus P67 based WS Revolution motherboard. Given the bad blood between motherboard manufacturer's and Nvidia over the NF200 to begin with, I cannot imagine a rash of LGA 1155 motherboards hitting the market with costly NF200 chips as the platform is not considered “enthusiast” by Intel anyway. However I would guess the next batch of "enthusiast" CPU's will natively support at least two PCIe 2.0 (3.0?) lanes which can run at x16 simultaneously or else the platform would be a downgrade from the LGA 1366. These are just my personal opinions based on things I have read and I would be curious as to reasons others are going for it now or waiting (I admit that even now I have a Newegg wish list for the Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD7 and a 2600k which keeps tempting me).
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January 22, 2011 1:44:40 PM

No love for the 1156 owners? Well, you'll get my opinion anyway. While the new chips certainly are impressive, the gains (even when considering OC) aren't worth the cost. For a fresh/new mid to high range build though it is almost impossible to argue against them.
January 22, 2011 4:12:35 PM

Thanks for the great replies everyone. It seems like most 1366 owners are waiting for 2011 to arrive. I too agree that it is best to wait, although I do have a Newegg wishlist with a 2600K in it as well. ;-) I think the limited PCI lanes on the 1155 is holding the "enthusiast gamers" back. I think my next upgrade will be from a GTX 275 to GTX 570, then an SSD.

@EXT64 - This was more for the 1366 owners as that is what I personally own, but next poll I will try to include more of the Intel chipset community. =) Also, I totally agree with your opinion.
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January 22, 2011 7:10:18 PM

I won't be upgrading this comp until the socket after 2011 anyway(or AMD variant).

This is almost like the jump from Core 2 to the enthusiast i7's, except this time you lose functionality and the old i7's already have Hyperthreading.
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January 22, 2011 7:28:32 PM

EXT64 said:
No love for the 1156 owners? Well, you'll get my opinion anyway. While the new chips certainly are impressive, the gains (even when considering OC) aren't worth the cost. For a fresh/new mid to high range build though it is almost impossible to argue against them.


If you have a current mobo/CPU then I agree its not worth it. For me any move right now would be worth it since I have a LGA775/Q6600. Even a move to LGA1156/1366 would be.

But I try to keep my system going for at least 5 years which would be about the end of 2012 so I would probably be waiting for Ivy Bridge which would be my choice even though I am interested in LGA2011 since the CPUs will have no GPU so they will probably use less power or Intel will put more cores in place to give a equal power rating but more cores or possibly more L3 cache. Who knows.

Still its exciting to see what will happen espcially when LGA2011 is rumored to have at least dual PCIe 3.0 x16. Damn rumors.
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