Monday, April 4th 2011

Intel to Bid Farewell to LGA1366 with Core i7-995X Extreme Edition

Intel is preparing its next high-end/enthusiast desktop platform for release in Q4 2011. That platform will be driven by a new socket, the LGA2011, and the new Intel X79 Express chipset. Before that, Intel will give its 2-year old current enthusiast platform, the LGA1366 and X58 Express, a fitting farewell with a new high-end processor model, the Core i7-995X Extreme Edition. The i7-995X is a six-core processor based on the 32 nm "Gulftown" silicon. It features a default clock speed of 3.60 GHz (27 x 133 MHz), 3.86 GHz max Turbo, though the BClk multiplier is unlocked to help with overclocking.

The six x86-64 cores are aided by Intel HyperThreading technology to give the OS a total of 12 logical CPUs (threads) to deal with. The processor features a triple-channel (192-bit wide) DDR3 memory controller, and connects to the X58 chipset over a 6.4 GT/s QuickPath Interconnect link. Intel will launch its new chip some time in Q3 2011, i7-995X is expected to be priced at $999 (in 1000-unit tray quantities), displacing the current SKU at this price, the Core i7-990X Extreme Edition. For now, a lucky few (read: "industry partners") have access to engineering samples.

Source: DonanimHaber
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77 Comments on Intel to Bid Farewell to LGA1366 with Core i7-995X Extreme Edition

#1
mlee49
Audios X58 platform, you'll still be strong throughout 2011 and probably hang around for another year or two.

My 970 will keep me going through 2012 and probably give me some funds to begin another build then.

Wonder if the new chips will use some of the new technologies SB acquired(ie Intel AVX:
http://software.intel.com/en-us/avx/
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#2
Fourstaff
erocker said:
Since when are we all one collective mind?
I think we are getting a bit off topic here, but the gist is that I think there will be games which can potentially benefit from the 995x to counter Easy's sarcasm, and somehow it morphed to this. Still, a lot of TPU users have rigs more powerful than they need, hence the over generalisation.
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#3
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Easy Rhino said:
ooo look! a shiny new CPU to play all your console ports on :roll:
Or chase benchmark records on.
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#4
Undead46
Anybody else notice that ridiculous VCore in that image? o.O
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#5
Unregistered
Easy Rhino said:
im not going to get into a debate about what people need. im talking about what games require in order to play them. and they do not require this kind of horsepower. a fast dual core with a $200 gpu work just fine for almost all of the games out there these days. the hardware is far out-pacing software. we have seen this trend in the past couple of years with games being the best indicator.
+1 games were the only thing pushing people to upgrade, and right now software looks really dated, lazy ass developers blame piratcy, but steam sales prove them wrong, consoles are holding us back though, wouldn't jump on a new platform until next gen consoles arrive, which will probably be Q4 2012, by then i can bet we'll see faster processor than 2011 along with GPUs.
#6
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
btarunr said:
Or chase benchmark records on.
im not knocking people for overclocking and benching and buying hardware they don't need to play games with. ive always advocated for people doing whatever the hell they want with their time. but we continue to see hardware manufacturers release more powerful chips that desktop users have no real world use for yet.
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#7
Enmity
Newfellow, are you twl from guru3d?
Anyway, x58 has been great with its tweakability and downright brute force but its time to move on and hopefully improve with the new socket and chipset :)
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#8
u2konline
_JP_ said:
In this economy, this is almost insulting. But I'm sure someone will buy it, even being for an EOL socket.
I guess you can say the same thing about the GTX 590 and AMD 6990 right?
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#9
LAN_deRf_HA
Easy Rhino said:
im not going to get into a debate about what people need. im talking about what games require in order to play them. and they do not require this kind of horsepower. a fast dual core with a $200 gpu work just fine for almost all of the games out there these days. the hardware is far out-pacing software. we have seen this trend in the past couple of years with games being the best indicator.
This is becoming less and less true though. Crysis 2 runs almost twice as fast on a quad vs a dual core.
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Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
LAN_deRf_HA said:
This is becoming less and less true though. Crysis 2 runs almost twice as fast on a quad vs a dual core.
people who want to play high end games like crysis 2 on high settings are not desktop users, they are gamers. since most sales of intel and amd chips are from desktop users i can't really imagine a need for even more powerful next gen hardware for desktop users. furthermore, low power chips sales are doing incredibly well thanks to the mobile movement. these chips can run all sorts of desktop software with ease. so other than for the pure sake of making technological improvements, i dont see any reason intel and amd should continue to see sales growth in this area. unless of course server sales continue to climb as cloud based technology takes off. but that would not come close to offsetting the drop in mid to powerful desktop processor sales.
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#12
Delta6326
Go LGA 775 Q6600!! :cool: If anyone want's you can send me one of these I will give you a Thank You card.
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#13
..'Ant'..
I guess its time to get rid of my LGA1366 setup then.
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#14
OneCool
I think you guys should just start throwing all that socket 1366 shit in the trash!!














Im not to proud to jump in a dumpster for it :cool:
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#15
95Viper
What trolls we have on here lately.:ohwell:

I'll believe it... when it is gone; and, all the better, if it does.
If the prices comes down some because of it's demise, I'll pick one up.
Or, one it siblings.
Why? Because, I may want to and can.

It is not all about the latest and greatest and who can bench more or get the highest frame rate at the highest settings... To me it is about the hobby, the enjoyment, and knowledge gained.;)

I still listen to vinyl, use tubes, and write on paper. Why, I enjoy it!:)
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#16
u2konline
LAN_deRf_HA said:
This is becoming less and less true though. Crysis 2 runs almost twice as fast on a quad vs a dual core.
Actually he is right. You don't need a high end system to game well, a decent dual core with a decent GPU and you are set. Its not about what is faster, that's is the point to his comment. I play crysis just fine at 1280x1024 with my celeron e3300/5750, even tho i plan to upgrade to a quad core. But nothing is wrong with dual cores.
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#17
Melvis
Another socket? :roll: omg intel, i feel bad for intel users these past few yrs, whats that now? 4 different sockets in the space of what 2.5yrs and none can interchange with another? :shadedshu

I have a m8 who wants to move to an i7 from his 775 system and he is also looking at the older 1366 over the 2600K, he just doesn't like the chip with on board GPU, so i guess this turns a few off, and other things ive heard, some sort of security feature built in?

Anyway thats one very fast CPU and expensive, cost more then my entire rebuild.
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#18
johnnyfiive
newfellow said:
Are you people insane?

LGA1366 is no where near EOL it's the only platform to buy.

SB is hoax crap Ivy Bridge leaked data indicates they do not intent to offer us even 10% of quality of LGA1366 and AMD can't get their stuff straight. Anyone telling that LGA1366 is 'dead' is either totally unaware of current market situation or technology build in. Intel is currently making biggest mistakes of their lives by restricting people who kept them alive and they will pay really deep price for doing so no matter what kind of crap they offer to us it's too far to be considered as profitable purchase to anyone.

So, I'd look really damn carefully what the situation really is before considering to say platform has no future, lol, since this platform will be more alive when Ivy Bridge is dead.
What the hell are you talking about? A beastly P67 setup craps all over an X58 Gulftown setup in 90% of everything. You need a reality check. 1366 will live on, only because of frugle upgraders. People who like new technology will jump on and enjoy how cheap it is to build. Look how cheap a LGA1155 setup is compared to LGA1366, now compare results. How is LGA1366 going to live up to LGA2011 when LGA1155 already makes it inferior?
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#19
LAN_deRf_HA
u2konline said:
Actually he is right. You don't need a high end system to game well, a decent dual core with a decent GPU and you are set. Its not about what is faster, that's is the point to his comment. I play crysis just fine at 1280x1024 with my celeron e3300/5750, even tho i plan to upgrade to a quad core. But nothing is wrong with dual cores.
"less and less true" is somewhat different from "not true"

I don't really get it. For the price of that chip you could just go to a 2011 system. Seems this is for the hardware enthusiast too lazy to change out their motherboard.
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#20
THRiLL KiLL
oh thank god :respect::respect:

now that i will drop the i7 920 to something more affordable :laugh:
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#21
Over_Lord
News Editor
Dave65 said:
Your kidding right?
Id take SB over this any day...
umm, LGA 1366 has 6 cores, SB has 4 only and LGA 1055 will get 4 cores only even with 22nm update. this is more like a downgrade
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#22
chuchnit
You guys do realize that the screenshot in this news post is from member over at xs. It was posted shortly before the launch of the 990x. I think that he is an employee of intel and the screenshot was promptly deleted by him shortly after it was posted. That's the only forum I that I visit that he posts on though. For all I know they played with the device ID in the lab.
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#23
LAN_deRf_HA
thunderising said:
umm, LGA 1366 has 6 cores, SB has 4 only and LGA 1055 will get 4 cores only even with 22nm update. this is more like a downgrade
Yeah, if it was just about core count. Sandy with it's 4 cores still beats a 1366 6 core more often than not. And that's stock speeds. Factor in the higher 24/7 clock and it looks even better for SB... then add that you can get a 2600k and board for the price of a 1366 6 core and it becomes no contest. 1366 is not something you should buy into unless you exclusively use those few apps that prefer more than 4 cores.
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#24
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Easy Rhino said:
im not knocking people for overclocking and benching and buying hardware they don't need to play games with. ive always advocated for people doing whatever the hell they want with their time. but we continue to see hardware manufacturers release more powerful chips that desktop users have no real world use for yet.
Well, with an unlocked BClk multiplier, Intel is obviously not intending the Extreme Edition chips to crunch spreadsheets or run console ports. It's intended primarily for overclocking and benching.

For the i7-995X's target audience, benchmarks is a real world use of the product.
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#25
Maban
btarunr said:
Well, with an unlocked BClk multiplier, Intel is obviously not intending the Extreme Edition chips to crunch spreadsheets or run console ports. It's intended primarily for overclocking and benching.

For the i7-995X's target audience, benchmarks is a real world use of the product.
Well put.
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