Thursday, December 8th 2011

Intel to Retire its LGA1366 and LGA1156 Processors in 2012

Since Ivy Bridge is still a few months away from release, Intel has decided to keep itself busy by sealing the fate of a bunch of older processors including the Core i7-930, i7-950, i7-960, i7-980 and i7-990X which are part of the LGA1366 platform, and the LGA1156-compatible Pentium G6950, G6960 and Core i3-540, i5-650, i5-660, i5-670, i5-680, i7-860 and i7-870.

These 45nm and 32nm CPUs are set to be available for further orders until June 29, 2012, and will continue to ship either until supplies are depleted (for the boxed versions) or until December 7th, 2012 (for the tray SKUs). As always, it's onwards and upwards.
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47 Comments on Intel to Retire its LGA1366 and LGA1156 Processors in 2012

#1
..'Ant'..
1366 is still strong here until really it gets outdated then ill upgrade.
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#2
theubersmurf
Still using a C0/C1 i7 920...works well still, though now that they're out of production, I'm surely going to start trolling for a better (used) LGA 1366 chip.
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#3
robn
by: theubersmurf
Still using a C0/C1 i7 920...works well still, though now that they're out of production, I'm surely going to start trolling for a better (used) LGA 1366 chip.
^ Exactly this!
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#5
Wile E
Power User
I'll still have this 1366 rig for years to come. Still a solid performer.

I won't upgrade again until I can have 8c/16t chips or better.
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#6
DannibusX
My 1366 set up is still very strong. I'm pacing myself in terms of upgrades and I won't need to move away from this chip for a while yet.
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#7
radrok
by: Wile E
I'll still have this 1366 rig for years to come. Still a solid performer.

I won't upgrade again until I can have 8c/16t chips or better.
I've been so disappointed at Intel when I've seen the 3960x with 6 cores and no sign of 8/16 on the Ivy Bridge road map (even though it's still early to say anything) come on Intel, 3MB cache less and 1 multi bin to justify 400 USD over the 3930K? LMAO
They don't need to push a full SB-E silicon probably because there is no competition on the market and I just don't wanna believe they didn't want to exceed the 130W TDP mark because that chip isn't clearly aimed to people who use boxed coolers... yes probably someone will use the boxed solution for that chip but realistically speaking, how many?
I completely agree with you that Gulftown is a shiny piece of awesomeness :toast:
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#8
micropage7
its a good forward step for intel
they have many sockets at the same time, from 775 until 1156 and now 2011
with focussing on that we could expect stable socket that last longer like 775
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#9
JustaTinkerer
Shame, I passed that right by, might buy one some day to bench myself....took me 4 years to get a 8800 320m, didnt want to miss being part of that.
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#10
radrok
by: micropage7
its a good forward step for intel
they have many sockets at the same time, from 775 until 1156 and now 2011
with focussing on that we could expect stable socket that last longer like 775
1366 lasted 3 years, I think that's enough for a socket to live (officially) don't you?
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#11
rangerone766
by: Q9650
i still love my q9650 @ 4ghz! and Gigabyte GA-EP45T-UD3P........ LGA775 still pawns!
me too, only mine is a q9550 @ 4.1 in a gigabyte GA-EP45T-DS4P and mines bigger!!!!















srry for the troll, i couldnt resist
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#12
eidairaman1
I find it ironic but 1366 had the most potential for upgrades without a socket change. Bad move for intel...
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#13
theubersmurf
by: eidairaman1
I find it ironic but 1366 had the most potential for upgrades without a socket change. Bad move for intel...
Really? You think? Even with the lions share of our community being gpu bound for their computer usage, as opposed to CPU bound, people do not buy from their sole competitor because AMD's cpus perform worse than intel's. Even if perfectly well within the bounds of usefulness for those people...And because of that, they seem to have no competition. They're still outselling AMD chipsets and CPUs, even with me and others who adopted LGA 1366 having the screws put to us. (Similarly with LGA 1156)

The idea that people are going to stop buying intel seems ludicrous at the moment. Whether or not intel tries to screw us, we keep coming back, dropping trou and saying "Yes please".

Edit: Sorry to go off there, but I just think it's going to amount to the sound and the fury. We collectively choose to behave a certain way, and they can count on that to use to keep screwing us.
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#14
eidairaman1
What the hell are you trying to say? 1156 to me was meh. I just built my bro a Ph2 systemusing be555 unlocked to b55/955 using stock cooling with 970 board 8 gigs 1600Mhz Ram ram n 6770 with 7 64bit n it boots in less than a minute not os tweaked opens programs plays hd vids n movies just fine n i intend on dropping the last fastest cpu n max ram n even upgrade the vid card in few years. Thus far he is satisfied by the performance and im amazed by how snappy it reacts. I told him not to upgrade any system drivers. Just windows updates n program updates.
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#15
theubersmurf
People aren't going to stop buying intel. They're outperforming AMD by a good margin.

The community behaves in a certain way, and even if the competition is sufficient for most people's purposes, they'll continue to buy from them. I don't think they're going to regret anything.
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#16
micropage7
by: radrok
1366 lasted 3 years, I think that's enough for a socket to live (officially) don't you?
yeah
but its a good forward
i hope intel will stay on this socket for long time before switching into newer one
but only time will tell
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#17
Makaveli
by: radrok
I've been so disappointed at Intel when I've seen the 3960x with 6 cores and no sign of 8/16 on the Ivy Bridge road map (even though it's still early to say anything) come on Intel, 3MB cache less and 1 multi bin to justify 400 USD over the 3930K? LMAO
They don't need to push a full SB-E silicon probably because there is no competition on the market and I just don't wanna believe they didn't want to exceed the 130W TDP mark because that chip isn't clearly aimed to people who use boxed coolers... yes probably someone will use the boxed solution for that chip but realistically speaking, how many?
I completely agree with you that Gulftown is a shiny piece of awesomeness :toast:
The reason for this is clear most desktop workloads don't need 6 to 8 cores so even if you would like it there isn't a market for it. If you want 8 cores you need to buy a Xeon chip plain and simple.
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#18
Raw
The King is dead! Long live the King!

by: f22a4bandit
The King is dead! Long live the King! :respect:
The KING isn't dead YET, and that would be the Socket 775 E-8400, IMHO of course.

It may be long discontinued but it is still far from dead.

I own 3 of them and also a E-8500 and they all still kick ass and take names. I OC a couple of the @ 4.0Ghz and they are still running great after 2 years on OC, on air mind you.

Yes, and I know what's coming next...old tech, has been, only a dual core, blah...blah...blah.

Keep thinking that, I find it hilarious. In the meantime I keep buying more E-8400s and Asus mobos as I find good ones for the right price.

I also have a i5-2500K SB and I can tell you this much from running the cpus side by side.
In the real world of gaming (most games I play) there is not much difference at all. Not that I notice as dramatic or anything even close to dramatic.

In the real world of office applications, no difference.
Multitasking? Hah, not that I see.
Ok, video rendering, yes. There is a difference and it's noticable timewise.
But really, so what? Big deal. I just go grab a beer while working and do other things if I'm rendering.
Seems to me all these cpu upgrades are really just money grabbing schemes for the millions of suckers out there. Yes, I admit, I am one myself.
Unless you really need some super kind of Hyper Threading horsepower for applications like 3D Modeling or 3D Cad or you are a professional Video Editor making money from such, I think it's a waste.


I mean really? Ivy Bridge so soon coming after Sandy Bridge, which works great for 99.9% of the people I talk to?
Sandy Bridge just launched yesterday!!!

1366 dead already? WHY? This is a remarkable cpu that only a little while ago, was considered a super chip.
Has software developed by leaps and bounds to take advantage of even more of a processor? I know of many professional mechanical engineering companies that use this cpu for their software such as Solid Works including animations and renderings, and they are using the 1366 and 1155 cpus.

775 dead why?
Because they were too good and Intel needed to get you to spend more money, I think.
Heck, I even use Autocad Product Design Suite on one of my 775 machines and it works the nuts. Yes, the machine has a decent video card and 8Gb of ram but my point is the cpu doesn't struggle with complicated software such as this. Could I spend more money and get my work done a few seconds quicker...sure. Is it worth it dollar wise? Not to me.

Ok, I've ranted and I'll quit now.
But the title KING belongs to the E-8400, IMHO, more than any other cpu to date so far.

Thanks.:D
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#19
nt300
That was a great Intel platform. But goodness sakes, what's with all the different sockets.
LGA 775
LGA 1155
LGA 1156
LGA 1366
LGA 2011
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#20
radrok
by: nt300
That was a great Intel platform. But goodness sakes, what's with all the different sockets.
LGA 775
LGA 1155
LGA 1156
LGA 1366
LGA 2011
Think of sockets as a couples, who purchases 1156 or 1155 does not bother with 1366 nor 2011 because they are targeted at entirely different consumer bases.
It's still 5 different sockets but in reality only two are there... 1155(1156) and 2011(1366)
Isn't 775 discontinued?
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#21
ypsylon
Best platform ever from Intel so far. Plenty of fuel left in my 920. 775 was good but now seriously lacking power in multi-threaded applications. LGA1366 will live for many years to come. It is the more modern equivalent of 775.
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#22
radrok
yep best upgrade so far is to go from 4core cpu to hexa on 1366
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