A report from VR-Zone indicates that the upcoming 'Broadwell' CPUs might have problems working on the current 8-series chipsets, as will the 9-chipset have trouble supporting the current 'Haswell' processors. This is particularly interesting because following Intel's tick-tock release cycle, according to the report, both of the platforms will share the LGA1150 socket. Earlier rumors and reports indicated that Intel's upcoming 'Broadwell' CPUs would feature a BGA socket, not an LGA socket.
The problems with backwards and forwards compatibility are being blamed on differences in the electrical connections, particularly with regard to power distribution throughout the chipset and motherboard.
While this rumor might be moderately concerning, Intel has planned to roll out a new series of refreshed 'Haswell' processors in the future. This is also a disturbance in the tick-tock release cycle. Expected changes include features that are catered more towards the feature set of the 9-series chipsets, with new features such as SATA express, and a very limited number of reports are indicating DDR4 support. From the report, we can also conclude that the 9-series chipset is catered to not only the 'Haswell' refresh CPUs or the 'Broadwell' CPUs, but rather to both.
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and why would i want a crappy old motherboard with a brand new cpu anyhow?
also a reason why Intel is so far ahead - newer designs = better efficency without being stuck with some out of date specifications and design
still i can see everyone complaining about this...
i guess you are 15 years old taking money from dad and mom or some guy with full pockets, that's why you have no respect for your money. Someone who works hard on the other hand will think twice before paying every 6-12 months Intel for a new cpu AND motherboard.
I agree with you, I'd rather save the money and not be forced to upgrade. With a little planning, Intel could have made one socket last the past 3 chips. I mean the pin count went down! 1156 > 1155 > 1150. It's not like DDR4 or anything was introduced. I see it as a cash grab for investors in the face of declining PC sales.
Now if there is a substantial upgrade in performance or features to be had, sure, I'll gladly ante up for a board. ie when LGA2011 launched, I was all over it.
So you're saying you are willing to buy another CPU for say, $220, $320 but buying another motherboard, that is the dealbreaker? Unless you're a pure CPU workhorse (in which case consider Ivy bridge E instead), upgrading is just excessive even if you just get the CPU. Having said that yes, two motherboard changes in a row is excessive, I prefer the whole Sandy to Ivy thing.
Why pay $400 for a $220 cpu? Because that will be the cost WITH an quality new motherboard.