Originally Posted by lemonadesoda
This is going to cause HORRIBLE confusion in the marketplace. With two different socket specifications in the retail segment i can foresee literally thousands of people buying the WRONG pinned CPU. And lots of RMAs. Silly Intel. Should have just stuck to ONE socket, and do the old "celeron" trick, ie, onboard memory controller simplified to single or dual channel.
Mainboard manufs are also going to have to create so many different lines of motherboards... it will really cramp the value-added style of the brands. There will be too much enery spent (their techicians) on just releasing all the different socket chipset slot combinations. FAIL
Has research degraded to such a point system builders can't even research whether or not their cpu will work on a particular mb? Well, maybe
. That's pretty sad though, and really if you can't look something like that up then you might as well buy a dell. I suppose it's slightly more confusing than one universal board for all, but it's not that bad. We still don't even know just how it's going to work either. I wish more details would be released so you and others would stop jumping at every chance to call new tech a fail, without really having a good basis for doing so. But hey, you may be right.......
Originally Posted by niko084
Will the Lynnfield allow overclocking, or did they remove the memory controller from it?
From the looks of it so far these new chips are going to be all but useless to most of us... Their HT 3.0 quad can't compete with our 4.0 clocked quads..
We still don't know anything about oc'ing yet. I doubt I would categorize them as "useless" though regardless of that ability. Disappointing maybe, but we'll see. It has a memory controller, just a smaller bus width and less bandwidth.