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    Default Is Intel taking a step backwards?

    Maybe its just me, but most if not all of the Socket 2011 motherboards were released with 8 DIMM slots, and yet Ivy Bridge is being released on the Socket 1155 platform with only 4 DIMM slots as far as I have seen thus far. Is is just me, or does this kind of seem like a step backwards instead of making a step forward in design choices?

    This wouldn't really bother me, but at the end of next month, I will finally be finishing off my build, and would have loved to have seen an affordable (by my standards, not Dr. Death's) chip from Intel with 8 DIMM slots instead of just 4. The 4 GBs of memory that I am currently using is just not enough. Can't even run Visual Studio 2010 and play music on Spotify at the same time, let alone have Firefox up...
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    Default Re: Is Intel taking a step backwards?

    Seems more like a low power alternative to x79 to me. You could always go x79 and use the 2700k, but I understand your point.
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    Default Re: Is Intel taking a step backwards?

    there will be to versions of Ivy Bridge for 1155 and 2011.

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    Default Re: Is Intel taking a step backwards?

    Is 4GBs really your limit? And if so why don't you just get more?

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    Default Re: Is Intel taking a step backwards?

    No, I originally had 8 GBs of DDR3-1600 running at 1333MHz, but wanted to try to see if I could get by with 4GB at 2133MHz instead, and if it would make a noticable difference in computing performance. I have to admit that it has, but at the cost of running out of memory constantly. At the end of next month, I will be running a minimum of 16GBx, maybe higher if prices keep falling like they have been.
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    Default Re: Is Intel taking a step backwards?

    IMO quad channel is a waste unless you want to run mega amounts of ram. I know this, tri channel had no performance gain from dual channel, and I doubt there is no difference in perf. from quad to dual. I would say certainly it is not a step back.

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    Default Re: Is Intel taking a step backwards?

    I'm currently running 12GBs with the 990X system, and 32GBs with both 3960X chips and 16GBs with the 3930K, l love having the extra memory. Nyarlathotep, he cannot run a 2700K with a X79 LGA2011 board, the 2700K takes a LGA1155 socket.

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