45nm -> 32nm crunching future

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When nehalem shift to 32nm cpu presumably in 2009 would the slot be same?

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45nm -> 32nm crunching future

It's likely that the next "tock" cycle of Intel's development will use LGA1366. Look at how long LGA775 has been around (2004-present).

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I thought Nehalem, or i7, was

I thought Nehalem, or i7, was launching with a LGA1366 pin out on November 17th at 45nM. It is likely to stay with that socket when it moves to 32nM around Christmas/the New Year 2009/2010 (I think).

Then Sandy Bay, at 32nM, 12-15 months later

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If you are thinking about

If you are thinking about future compatibility, if you can just drop a future 32nm into an older mainboard, then its not only about the socket. For AMD it has pretty much been like that, but not for Intel. Lga775 boards as an example, with 915/925 chipset you could use Pentium 4 with HT, but when Pentium D came you needed a newer chipset (945/955) to support dualcore, then when Core 2 came, you once again needed a new mainboard, this time because of new electrical specs (945/955 does support Conroe but the voltage regulators of existing boards at the time did not).

Bottom line, same socket != compatible.

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If you are building a

Message 86791 in response to message 86790

If you are building a computer today, both companies have dead end solutions.

AM3 is just around the corner for AMD
And LGA1336 / whatever is just around the corner for Intel

In my opinion, take advantage of the Q6600 price cuts and get that, or if you're an AMD fanboy, get a 9950 Black and build a box out of that. Both cases you should O/C to 3.0ghz with little or no drama (no volt changes).

Load it up with 4GB ram and an ATi 4830 and you're good to go for 3 years or more. Plus it'll do mad crunching

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RE: If you are building a

Message 86792 in response to message 86791

Quote:

If you are building a computer today, both companies have dead end solutions.

AM3 is just around the corner for AMD
And LGA1336 / whatever is just around the corner for Intel

In my opinion, take advantage of the Q6600 price cuts and get that, or if you're an AMD fanboy, get a 9950 Black and build a box out of that. Both cases you should O/C to 3.0ghz with little or no drama (no volt changes).

Load it up with 4GB ram and an ATi 4830 and you're good to go for 3 years or more. Plus it'll do mad crunching

Well I have 5 Q6600's and think they are great. I can't do anything to mine as they have a 3 year on-site warranty. Great workhorse.

I'd go for an Nvidea graphics though so you can use the CUDA stuff when they get it developed for number crunching.

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