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    Intel changing sockets again

    according to this wikipedia article:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_P

    intel will be launching a new socket in q2 2007

    would it be worth upgrading knowing this is literally round the corner.

    now i know that this is just speculation but it would be annoying if intel were to change again
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    i suppose this is for the DDR£ standard? or am i just thinking TOO far ahead

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    i don't see what the problem is, hardly anyone will see this socket

    The Intel Socket P is the next mobile processor socket replacement for the new Intel Core 2 chips. It will have an 800MT/s FSB, that is switchable on the fly to 400MT/s to save power. It is expected to launch sometime in March or April 2007, as part of the Santa Rosa platform.
    So it's for laptops and smaller. It's probably a more compact socket than the current one as well, making it easier for laptop builders.

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    Naw, it's to facilitate a more flexible FSB afaik.
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    well i dont think its to big a problem as they dont change as much as amd who change like twice a year lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cozwin View Post
    well i dont think its to big a problem as they dont change as much as amd who change like twice a year lol.
    historically it's the other way around

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    Quote Originally Posted by BUFF View Post
    historically it's the other way around
    Indeed, it doesn't really bother me though. Not all technologies are compatable with each other, a socket is just a mechanical stop gap to prevent the wrong CPU being used on the wrong chipset.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    a socket is just a mechanical stop gap to prevent the wrong CPU being used on the wrong chipset.
    i think this is slightly lower on the list of priorities,
    rather, i think sockets are there to provide planned obselecense (strange unspellable word) to increase the profits of the company.

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    Oh, maybe AMD should have just released AM2 chips for S939 boards then.
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    & Intel don't need to change the socket, they just change the voltage requirements for the next chip thereby requiring a new mobo even if the socket stays the same ...

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    That too :/
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    Quote Originally Posted by aidanjt View Post
    Oh, maybe AMD should have just released AM2 chips for S939 boards then.
    thats a null point, the AM2 chips incorporated an on-board memory controller, allowing DDR2 memory.

    im just saying that the whole idea of moving socket is to make the previous socket obsolete, so that you have incompatibilities when upgrading.

    Think how long Socket A was around until it was EOL'd. Then consider how long 939 was around until it got shelved. 754 even less!

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    due to fierce competition... amd is not gonna go ddr3 until 2008... if intel was to go ddr3 now... then i see where they are coming from... im not oo bothered since ill be upgrading in 2008... it seems like everything right now is so chaotic

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    Wasn't socket A around from 700MHz all the way through to 2.2GHz?

    I agree in principle though - socket changes aren't always necessary - it's just a means of shifting more stock. The change between socket 754 and socket 939 was minimal in practical terms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve B View Post
    Then consider how long 939 was around until it got shelved. 754 even less!
    afaik 754's lifespan was longer than 939 - in fact I think that they are still produced, aren't Turions 754?

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    yeah turions are 754, cheers for pointing that out

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