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    Default Unlocked Intel chips for <$350 released!

    http://techreport.com/articles.x/18988

    Intel's Core i7-875K and i5-655K processors - K = multiplier unlocked

    They're $30-60 more than their locked equivalents.

    I'm going to add that they aren't very impressive. Under DICE or LN2, I think they'd prove themselves to be worth something. Intel even made their own AMD Overdrive, but it sucks, apparently, and only works with a couple Intel-manufactured boards (not even all P55 boards, let alone all Intel boards on LGA1156)

    I didn't read the whole thing, but it raises the question, will 1156 still die out? Will it exist alongside LGA1155 and LGA1366 (Lovely, 3 sockets out at once, all for the same generation of hardware)
    Last edited by logan; 28-05-2010 at 04:32.

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    Nothing will die out anytime soon you can count on that at least not this year if Intels making new chips.

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    They've announced that they're letting 1156 die out, and they're going to 1155 for Sandy Bridge.

    1156 won't have anywhere near the longevity of 775, AM2 or AM3.

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    Where did you read that ?

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    Oh sure I just get an 1156 setup and its already out of date.

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    Steve, I'll believe it when I see it in print , they just released two new chips why would they say their letting the 1156 die out the same day it makes no sense at all that would be hurting sales of the new chips.

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    Sandy Bridge is next major architectural change for Intel. It'll integrate CPU/GPU onto one die, with Hyper threading and all sorts of goodies.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Intel_S...re%29#Variants

    http://www.xbitlabs.com/news/cpu/dis...11_Source.html
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    Some of those will not be released until until Q3 and Q4 of 2011 and some in 2012

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