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Intel17
04-24-11, 04:23 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/Two-Intel-ES-SANDY-BRIDGE-E5-2400-1-6GHZ-20MB-8-CORE-/220774244082?_trksid=p4340.m263&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC%26its%3DI%252BC%26itu%3DUCI%2 52BIA%252BUA%252BFICS%252BUFI%26otn%3D10%26pmod%3D 220772959141%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D86882427970525272 04#ht_500wt_1156

Discuss.

Roadhog
04-24-11, 05:02 PM
you buy it, intel will come and take their cpus back and you are out $1400 lol.

Stoneyguy
04-24-11, 05:36 PM
You would have to have specific needs for 8 cores for this to be worthwhile. 1.6? You figure even with a 50% overclock your only looking at 2.4.

ViN86
04-24-11, 06:19 PM
Cool, but where the hell do you get an LGA 1356 motherboard? Also, 1.8GHz? Ha.

Save your money, wait a few months for LGA 2011.

K007
04-24-11, 07:36 PM
wtf is a 1356? where will u get a motherboard to fit that?

Moshing
04-25-11, 12:31 AM
wtf is a 1356? where will u get a motherboard to fit that?

1356 is meant to be a single and dual socket Xeon workstation with triple channel memory, essentially the non-enthusiast replacement for 1366 while s2011 is the enthusiast replacement. There aren't any mobos for it yet.

ViN86
04-25-11, 12:34 AM
1356 is meant to be a single socket Xeon workstation with triple channel memory, essentially the non-enthusiast replacement for 1366 while s2011 is the enthusiast replacement. There aren't any mobos for it yet.

I thought they scrapped 1356 in favor of 2011 for all enthusiast chips.

Maybe they will still release 1356 server boards?

Intel17
04-25-11, 02:20 AM
Yes, according to the Intel IDF 2011 slides, there WILL be a Socket B2 (presumably LGA 1356) for servers alongside LGA 2011.

Intel17
04-25-11, 08:28 AM
Ask and you shall receive...

http://img692.imageshack.us/i/sktb21.png/

http://img690.imageshack.us/f/sktb22.png/

(also, this post made me 1337. Win!)

Intel17
04-25-11, 09:28 AM
Dated 2011, not sure what month, but the roadmaps I saw before were also 2011 and did NOT have SNB-EX or SNB-EN, so I'd guess this PDF fell out of IDF 2011 this year.

I'm kind of glad to see Intel really focusing on making their server lines differentiated from the desktop lines -- it always confused me when Xeons offered no real advantage over their Pentium/Core 2/Core i7 counterparts.

Intel17
04-25-11, 09:34 AM
All right, well, I am on Intel's site now and found the latest public roadmap: http://download.intel.com/products/roadmap/roadmap.pdf

It seems to me that this Socket B2 chip is not mentioned...weird. What's going on at Intel, I wonder...?

Moshing
04-25-11, 12:42 PM
Dated 2011, not sure what month, but the roadmaps I saw before were also 2011 and did NOT have SNB-EX or SNB-EN, so I'd guess this PDF fell out of IDF 2011 this year.

I'm kind of glad to see Intel really focusing on making their server lines differentiated from the desktop lines -- it always confused me when Xeons offered no real advantage over their Pentium/Core 2/Core i7 counterparts.

The big differential for Core i7 versus Xeon was pretty major. Extra CPU communications lanes and a boatload extra of cache were Nehalem generation's Xeon's big advantages over the desktop version. Nehalem likes cache, a lot. All the way up to Gulftown, that architecture soaks up as much cache as you can throw at it, and Xeon really made good use of that in multi-socket setups.

ViN86
04-25-11, 05:43 PM
They always had a clear product separations it just depends on what Xeon family you're looking at.
There is only 1 Xeon line-up that's equal to the desktop lineup, the single socket Xeons (currently the 3000 series). For example my Xeon W3580 in my Mac Pro is equal to my 980X Extreme Edition in my PC, just a different name.
All the other DP or MP series are vastly different.

I'd say your slides are outdated. Intel probably decided to move all variants to the larger socket. Otherwise it would be very strange to use the big socket for the Desktop SNB-E.

Yea for some reason I remember hearing that 1356 was scrapped altogether in favor of 2011. Which if it is the case, is a very wise decision imo, as I suspect that 2011 will offer considerable performance gains over 1366, whereas 1356 won't be as much of a performance improvement over 1366.