socket 1366 discontinued?

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  1. cc10

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    Getting a qoute on the Gigabyte GA EX58 Extreme motherboard today.
    Shop keeper dude told me you can no longer get this board because intel has discontinued this socket (LGA 1366) already.
    Is this for real or is he just full of ____.
    Was told Socket 1156 is replacing it.
     
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    youd be surprised how many computer store owners/workers dont know what the fuck theyre talking about.

    socket 1366 is here to stay, and will remain the intel flagship for some time yet

    id prolly avoid dealing with a store like that at all - a computer store that isnt up to date is a computer store that cannot be trusted.
     
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    Alot of suppliers just can't get in any Gigabyte 1366 boards at all right now, so if a retailer looks at that, they'll think "gee, must be discontinued".
     
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    1156 replaces nothing, simply compliments 1366. To summarise: 1156=mainstream 1366=enthusiast
     
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    Didnt think Intel was that crazy. This computer guy was talking ST for about 10 mins how his customers purchased cpu's and now have no motherboard to put it on.

    Anyone know a good/cheap online store to purchase from? MSY dosnt stock.
     
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    Gigabyte is revising their entire X58 boards with new revision hence the old EX58 is EOL replaced by a new X58 Extreme revision board. Asus are also doing same with revised X58 boards.
     
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    What's fixed in the revision?

    Also is X58 just going to be high end boards from now on?
     
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    No joke, they are doing this for the ud5 and extreme and this will no doubt increase the price. . .. . . . ud4 goes to 12 from 8.

    For those who actually have a life and missed this way back in June, you can read about it here. I openly admit to not having a life. ... rofl.
     
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    AFAIK, big change is to fix the limited max <222 bclk on their existing boards. You could do a hardware mod to existing boards + private beta bios to get >222bclk. But i'm guessing new revised Gigabyte X58 should have higher bclk headroom.

    That and more phases so GA-EX58A-UD4 series will have 12 phases vs old 8 phase. GA-EX58A-UD5 series will have 24 phases instead of 12 phases.

    New Gigabyte series has an A added to it so GA-EX58A Extreme, GA-EX58A-UD4P etc
     
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    I have heard a few rumours that the reason the boards were cancelled is that Intel has a new 1366 chipset up it's sleeve - With USB3 native along with SATA3.

    The rumour is that they may not hit the streets until April.

    That said, I would expect Eva, Dinos and youngpro to be able to eek out some more info on these from the manufacturers... go type some emails fellas.
     
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    I wonder if there will be a whole new range from all board makers to prepare for the westmere architecture. It mightn't be worthwhile to release a revision for the time being.

    i hope there's not a more sinister reason like needing an updated vrm spec for westmere cpus :Paranoid:
     
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    well the Gigabyte EX58A news while back already stated support for USB3/SATA3 so not something new. So probably Gigabyte holding back EX58A launch due to the SATA3 controller issues ???
     
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    Wow I did not know that they were cancelled. Is this the only source? Eva, didn't know about that but it will definitely would have been nice for benchers.

    =[ I hope other companies don't start cancelling mobos.



    ICH10 will be replaced with PCH from P55 mobos. So that could be what is happening. PCH does not support sata3 or usb3. x58 wise, all there is, is the b3 revision but I'm not sure what difference it makes. I'm sure others know though.
     
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    That's funny because it's true. Yet you would expect them to know what they are talking about :Paranoid:

    I could walk into Harvey Normans and the tech sales clerk would have more of an idea about current computer tech, then half of the IT retailers I have been to in the past.
     
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    Having worked in retail myself, the people who last are the ones who are good at selling. The company does not reward knowledge. As for computer stores. . . well I'd expect it to be much better.

    Then again, not everyone wakes up and turns on their pc to check all the tech news sites.
     
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    eah, but if you make a living from selling a product, you should have some kind of idea about said product and its future development. Bit sad really. See, if it was me, I'd be seeing that the mobos wern't available, then calling my distributor. If they don't know, call gigabyte.

    I'm in retail, and you don't sell stuff unless you like people. Unfortunately there are more ignorant salemen and saleswomen out there than ones that are genuinely interested in the things they sell. You should always support the shops in any industry that has floor staff/salespeople that love selling and particularly love the things they're selling.

    x58 is what nm? Perhaps it's a refresh in size to cut down on the heat levels a bit? Adding some functionality would be a relatively easy rewrite. It will be most interesting to see if the new chipset (would it be x68 or just x58b?) will be the only way to use a gulftown. Wouldn't put it past them, but they have said that it would be compatible with x58 before, so I'm prob worried about nothing there.

    I doubt any new x58 revision/successor will be out soon anyway. The most they'll do IMO is increase the PWM phases in the near future, and that's more a manufacturer board design rather than anything intel will be working on.
     
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    I worked at a little privately owned computer store for a year..
    The guy who ran the place had an idea about the latest tech, he'd get a magazine delivered every month or 2..
    And whenever he rang up the supplied the guys down there would let him know what new stock they had in..
    But seriously.. out of the whoel time I worked there.. The best video card we put in a system was an 8600GT excluding 1 system where a guy gave us $3k to do whatever we liked, and even though the 8800Ultra has been out for a good 4 months, we put an 8800GTS 640MB in.. The guy kept coming back to the shop every week just to brag about how good his comp was ahah

    Privately owned stores barely get any business from people who know/care about computers, so why would you expect the owners to know about things that don;t seem to concern their customers?

    Best thing about working there was the.. Playing games/watching porn/having all his mates over for a party all day haha
    His customers even came in asking for porn, even some chick in her 30s came in asking for 'stuff with machines' LOL
    Very disturbing . .
     
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    next thing you know, he will say something like..
    "yea, skt 999999 will replace 1366, pre-order now and put a down payment for it.. "
     

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