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Intel Plans Two Enterprise-Grade Pentium LGA1356 Processors

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Intel is planning to launch its newest line of enterprise-grade Pentium processors. A little later this year, Intel will launch Xeon E5-4600 processors which are built in the LGA2011 package, and support quad-socket servers, followed by Xeon E5-2400, which will be built in the new LGA1356 package. Designed for 2-socket servers, LGA1356 is a new package that's roughly as big as LGA1366, but has an entirely different pin layout. It retains the 2-chip (processor+PCH) system layout, and has pins for a triple-channel DDR3 memory controller, 24 PCI-Express 3.0 lanes, and one QuickPath Interconnect link (compared to two links on the LGA2011), which lets the processor talk to its only neighbour.

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A new socket again wow. I never thought I would see they day where Pentium and Enterprise went together.:eek:
 

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New sockets every now and then in the enterprise segment doesn't matter. Nobody upgrades CPUs in the enterprise market, they upgrade entire servers.
 
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A new socket again wow.
And? Judging by your system spec's you're running a P45, which means you've successfully bypassed LGA 1366, LGA 1156, LGA 2011 and LGA 1155 (and LGA 1248 and LGA 1537 if we're including enterprise- and since you're commenting on an multi-socket system we may as well). I'm going out on a limb and saying that there could well be others like yourself who may not feel the need to buy every shiny new thing that happens along....Having a choice to do so, however...
 

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WHat's wrong with this company and sockets. Seriously.
 
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And? Judging by your system spec's you're running a P45, which means you've successfully bypassed LGA 1366, LGA 1156, LGA 2011 and LGA 1155 (and LGA 1248 and LGA 1537 if we're including enterprise- and since you're commenting on an multi-socket system we may as well). I'm going out on a limb and saying that there could well be others like yourself who may not feel the need to buy every shiny new thing that happens along....Having a choice to do so, however...
Whoops my bad I wasnt thinking of server mobos. But servers do have a few types you got 1155,2011,1356,1366
 

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AMD has had pretty much the same socket for six years now. I'd rather buy from a company that replaced its socket every 18 months than buy from a company still using 6 year old technology.
 

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AMD has had pretty much the same socket for six years now. I'd rather buy from a company that replaced its socket every 18 months than buy from a company still using 6 year old technology.
Misses the Good Ol Super 7 days.

So why havent you moved up to 1155/2011 yourself
 
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AMD has had pretty much the same socket for six years now.
Even that is a bit misleading. Try plugging an FX (BD variety) into virtually anything 790 chipset and earlier. Sweet being able to use a six-year-old socket...not so sweet if you've got to use a 6+ year old architecture CPU.
 

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Even that is a bit misleading. Try plugging an FX (BD variety) into virtually anything 790 chipset and earlier. Sweet being able to use a six-year-old socket...not so sweet if you've got to use a 6+ year old architecture CPU.
Ya considering the 700 series motherboards have to be atleast DDR3 capable or you screw up the chip
 
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Even that is a bit misleading. Try plugging an FX (BD variety) into virtually anything 790 chipset and earlier. Sweet being able to use a six-year-old socket...not so sweet if you've got to use a 6+ year old architecture CPU.
oh boy..
what do you know about FX architecture? :slap:
 
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oh boy..
what do you know about FX architecture? :slap:
How about some comprehension...
Me]Try plugging an FX (BD variety) into virtually anything 790 chipset and earlier ([B][I]this means that you're stuck with K10- which is a tweaked K8 and earlier[/I][/B]) Sweet being able to use a six-year-old socket...[COLOR="Red said:
not so sweet if you've got to use a 6+ year old architecture CPU[/COLOR] (since you cant use BD with 700 and earlier chipsets it means you are stuck with the aforementioned K8/K10 family...which actually dates from 2003)
(Bold and italics added to facilitate understanding of a simple compound sentence)

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Ya considering the 700 series motherboards have to be atleast DDR3 capable or you screw up the chip
So what? Single socket implies (by Red Machine) continuity. AM3/3+ might be as old as the hills- doesn't mean it's compatible with every CPU using AM3/3+
Go to the head of the class in remedial fanboyism.
 
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lol 6 year old intel would just about beat current amd, so whats the diff? Go intel. :roll:
 
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@HumanSmoke Blah blah blah. Are you happy now?
 
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So why havent you moved up to 1155/2011 yourself
Because I haven't gotten around to it yet. I'm planning to get a Z77 mobo and a 2700K sometime in the next few months.
 
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If I did my math right Intel has had 10-12 sockets in the last 6 years(includes server, mobile, etc.)
 
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If I did my math right Intel has had 10-12 sockets in the last 6 years(includes server, mobile, etc.)
Meanwhile, AMD over the same time period...AM2/2+, AMD3/3+, F/F+, C32, G34, FM1 (one hit wonder), S1, FM2 (near introduction), and likely supplemented by FS1 in the near future.
 
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Both chips are dual-core, capable of single-socket operation only, but retain triple-channel DDR3
Without Hyper-threading that is a huge waste of memory bandwidth.
 
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i stick with my current E5520 1366 socket until Xeons on 2011 get dirt cheap