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nForce Lives: NVIDIA Plans LGA-1156 Chipset

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NVIDIA enjoys its share of the pie with the existing socket LGA-775 platform, with a broad range of performance nForce, and value-oriented GeForce MGPU chipsets. With Intel's implementation of the FSB-replacement QuickPath Interconnect system interface with LGA-1366, a conflict ensued with regards to Intel licensing NVIDIA making chipset. Intel's contention stood that its older licenses did not cover the latest processors that implement integrated memory controllers and QPI. As a result, NVIDIA was forced to license its SLI technology to motherboard manufacturers for products based on Intel X58 chipset, and now Intel P55 chipset for the LGA-1156 series processor, and the future of NVIDIA Intel-series chipsets looked bleak at worst.

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This is how I postulate NVIDIA is getting the IGP to work, if you're interested (click).

 
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I may not be reading this right, but they're making new chipsets for 775 too? And nowhere in there it says anything about AM2+/AM3? Isn't 1156 going to replace 775?

AM3 is still AMD's newest socket and all they have is a rebadge of the 780a. Hell, ASUS is the only one that has one on the market, and it's not even AM3. I think they're giving up on the AMD market. Not sure why, but I still would like to see them at least try.. I would love to try something other than AMD chipsets, they're getting boring. :p
 
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Besides market competion which is always a good thing, I don't think I'll ever return to a Nvidia chipset any time soon, there is no need when SLI is currently available with Intel's current lineup, which by the way I'll probably never use SLI again as well.
 
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I may not be reading this right, but they're making new chipsets for 775 too? And nowhere in there it says anything about AM2+/AM3? Isn't 1156 going to replace 775?

AM3 is still AMD's newest socket and all they have is a rebadge of the 780a. Hell, ASUS is the only one that has one on the market, and it's not even AM3. I think they're giving up on the AMD market. Not sure why, but I still would like to see them at least try.. I would love to try something other than AMD chipsets, they're getting boring. :p
Yes, it will replace 775, but many user wont buy the new 1156 platform, because 775 is old :D
775 will stay at least 2 yrs.
 
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Yes, it will replace 775, but many user wont buy the new 1156 platform, because 775 is old :D
775 will stay at least 2 yrs.
775 is not already old is still great and work fine. I will not change all my system for a bunch of FPS and the same technologies.
 
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Besides market competion which is always a good thing, I don't think I'll ever return to a Nvidia chipset any time soon, there is no need when SLI is currently available with Intel's current lineup, which by the way I'll probably never use SLI again as well.
As with all things in life... never say never.
 

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775 is not already old is still great and work fine. I will not change all my system for a bunch of FPS and the same technologies.
I cant agree more - for gaming, its the graphics card that matters more these days, lots of people have said it, lots of people have been saying it.

any Q9xxx cpu will offer almost i7 performance, i7 WILL be faster but not by very much so it is indeed a waste of money to jump from 775-i7 as we speak.

Q9xxx clocked to 3.8-4Ghz will handle almost everything for a long while to come.
 
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I may not be reading this right, but they're making new chipsets for 775 too? And nowhere in there it says anything about AM2+/AM3? Isn't 1156 going to replace 775?

AM3 is still AMD's newest socket and all they have is a rebadge of the 780a. Hell, ASUS is the only one that has one on the market, and it's not even AM3. I think they're giving up on the AMD market. Not sure why, but I still would like to see them at least try.. I would love to try something other than AMD chipsets, they're getting boring. :p
Did you miss the post about MSIs AM3 750a and 980a boards? They look a bit like the GD70. Full 965 and DDR3 support with tri-sli capability. :rockout:
 

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I cant agree more - for gaming, its the graphics card that matters more these days, lots of people have said it, lots of people have been saying it.

any Q9xxx cpu will offer almost i7 performance, i7 WILL be faster but not by very much so it is indeed a waste of money to jump from 775-i7 as we speak.

Q9xxx clocked to 3.8-4Ghz will handle almost everything for a long while to come.
Damn right its a waste, a Q9650 can be had on ebay for 260 shipped, i bought one about 2 weeks ago and glad i didn't make the jump, i would much rather spend that money on the to be release GPU's.

Not to mention they already have a successor for the i7.
 
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imo, they should just stick to making GPUs. Their boards really are expensive and not that good. But then again, intel needs competition on this part.
 

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imo, they should just stick to making GPUs. Their boards really are expensive and not that good. But then again, intel needs competition on this part.
before this thread gets flooded by 'fan boi's' - STOP!!!

their hardly what i would call expensive compared to Asus R.O.G series 'intel' based boards. Im not happy paying upto & over £300 for a motherboard. I have yet to see an Nvidia AMD based board break the £200 mark.

& everyone knows what happends when Nvidia gets bored - they start getting fidgity fingers that alter bios's & release them as something completely new a few times.
 
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