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Intel to Retire its LGA1366 and LGA1156 Processors in 2012

Discussion in 'News' started by Cristian_25H, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. Cristian_25H

    Cristian_25H News Poster

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    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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    Goodbye LGA1366 you have been one of the best platform I've ever had :toast:
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    1366 was also one of the best platforms I've ever used, sad to say I felt much more comfortable with it compared to my current SB setup.
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    I like the 1366 platform. My i7-970 has plenty of horsepower for what I use it for. I think I'm going to skip SB/IB.
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    InnocentCriminal Resident Grammar Amender

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    Where was this originally reported?
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    Seems like the end of an era... one that I never participated in. :laugh:
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    Comes from Intel itself. It published three Product Change Notifications detailing the fate of these CPUs. May them rest in... eh, they'll be fine.
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    BUCK NASTY F@H Mod & 4P Enthusiust Staff Member

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    Still running an i7-870 @ 3.8Ghz and currently looking for an 1156 Motherboard with Sata 6g to futureproof. Like Sasqui said, it's the end of an era!

    Big welcome to Christian_25H!

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    me too :toast: socket 775 still beat asses :rockout:
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    This seems really quick to me. Am I crazy for thinking that? LGA775 was around for a very long time, now they've got all these new socket types, and 1366 seems to me one of the most successful.

    So why did 775 stick around for so long and 1366 get rushed off?
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    I7-860.......signing off.......
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    Maybe they were taunting AMD.

    After all... How long did it take for AMD to come up with a CPU that was equal to a C2D or C2Q even - that took them a while and when AMD came out with something new that was similar in performance, Intel was like "TROLOLOLOL INB4U" and released their next generation and the generation after that so that AMD could really see how far behind they were in terms of where they stood.

    Its like the old trick of dangling a carrot in front of a horse - in this case, AMD has already realised it will never get the carrot again and has resigned itself to the fact it will spend the rest of its remaining life locked in a field an grazing slowly rather then in the front running for its life and leading the pack.
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    The King is dead! Long live the King! :respect:
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    my 920 still going strong and i'm hoping to get a 1366 mobo when they are on sale
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    i still love my q9650 @ 4ghz! and Gigabyte GA-EP45T-UD3P........ LGA775 still pawns!
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    I missed the 1336/1156 generation. However I am currently on 1155 and I love it. I used to be mainly an AMD guy but when I have a CPU that can reach 4.8ghz on air with no issues at all I think its time jump ship for good. Especially with AMD bowing out of the high end race for a while.
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    I have the i7 920 clocked at 3,4GHz and i have no need for anything else really. Will skip IcyBridge altogether.
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    Intel is moving forward once again ! I am still on the old LGA775 !
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    YEAH!!!! me too! i love the lga 775 platform..wonder why it is still around? IMO my machine
    is still overkill in many situations even gaming!
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    I like my i7. It was my first intel in almost a decade. I still really like it though. Plenty of juice and enough power to do pretty much anything I need it to. In fact, it's more than enough. However, I'm planning on selling mine soon (the whole rig). I loved the fact that I could run SLI or CFX natively and not have to hack anything to make it work. LOVE the versatility.

    Going to go back to my AMD until Ivy bridge comes out and SB drops in price, then I'll get a sandy. :p
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    i'm still on LGA775 and no plan to upgrade till next dec 2012
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    Long live to LGA775! Which is nothing more than a minion when compared to LGA1366, in fact; long live to both platforms! XD
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    trickson OH, I have such a headache

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    I agree ! There isn't a thing to date that my system can not handle at all ! I do not care about benchmarks any more as well I can not keep up with the Jone's any way .

    On the other hand what I do see is Intel is leaping forward much faster than AMD and that is good in a sense and bad in as well . Comp is the key to keeping prices lower and this is not happening at least from what I am seeing .
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    lol and Im still on my 775 :D
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    im stil loving my 1366 :D
    mybe some day i jump over to 1366 xeon series :) if the prices drop

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