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Intel LGA1156 a giant mess?

Posted on Tuesday, March 03 2009 @ 19:04:19 CET by

FUD Zilla heard some bad news about Intel's LGA1156 socket at CeBIT. The site says the socket will have a lifespan of only six months, before it will be replaced by the LGA1156B which will among other things add IGP support. And to make things even more confusing, Intel also has a LGA1156C socket in its pipeline.
This is going to be a big concern for early adopters that are waiting to leave their Core 2 based system behind, but don't want to spend the kind of money that the Core i7 platform costs. Not only is the CPU socket a problem, but as we have reported, the P55 chipset might in itself not support certain future CPUs, even if Intel were to make a few SKUs that works with the original LGA-1156 platform.

We're also hearing rumours that the Braidwood Turbo Memory modules won't appear on retail P55 products, as Intel might be keeping this for the P57 and H57 chipsets, as well as some mobile chipsets. This is truly a mess and we hope Intel will clarify things, as not only will they lose customer confidence by doing this, but it will also tick off their partners that might end up with stock of motherboards that no-one will want to buy.



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