Intel Sandy Bridge E and LGA2011 in Q4

Or, to put it in people terms: "more money for something that should already be available".

Intel is currently trying to straighten out the sinking Sandy Bridge platform, but at the same time preparing a new platform targetting enthusiasts and extreme users, the LGA2011 platform. Sandy Bridge E is said to launch in Q4 sporting quad-channel memory controller and new chipsets.

Intel's LGA2011 platform will replace LGA1366 that has been Intel's last resort for performance users and still is the only one where consumers can enjoy Intel's hexa-core CPUs. We have received indications that Sandy Bridge E would launch in Q4 for some time, and even if X-bit labs claims that Q3 is on the table, Intel has decided to put the launch by the end of the year.

Sandy Bridge E builds on the same base architecture as the mid-range Sandy Bridge. Considering the good performance we've seen with Sandy Bridge this of course bodes and LGA2011 has more trumps to show.

One of the bigger reasons Intel's enthusiast platform requires 2011 pins in the socket is that Sandy Bridge E comes with a quad-channel DDR3 memory controller, which should result in up to twice as high memory bandwidth as Sandy Bridge and its dual-channel memory controller.

Other differences include more cache, 4 to 8 CPU cores, HyperThreading, 40 PCIe channels (20 in Sandy Bridge) and perhaps the most important of all, individual bus frequencies for SATA and USB interfaces, which means bus overclocking will be back with LGA2011. This is of course very positive for overclockers.


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Netherlands diezel says:

so the old gtx2 modules are not working on LGA2011 ?

Christian Ney says:

Yes, they will work, it's still DDR3

says:

#2 You just need to find some extra sticks ;)

Christian Ney says:

I think you can run/bench/work with less than 4 sticks.

Like LGA1366, I can use my P6TD Deluxe with one, two or three sticks.

United States SteveRo says:

So we can adjust sata and usb speeds - why is that such a biig deal, what about bclock and maybe also pcie?

GENiEBEN says:

@stevero ... well i think that means u can up bclk wo freezin hdd, at least thats how i read it.

Christian Ney says:

GENiEBEN said: @stevero ... well i think that means u can up bclk wo freezin hdd, at least thats how i read it.


I think he was jocking
...
I hope/wish

United States Linuxfan says:

Christian Ney said: I think he was jocking
...
I hope/wish

lol
Sounds powerful for normal users.....
Question from us is: Will is like LN2 full pot? :D

Christian Ney says:

for me I it's fully f**** OK if we can do on air as good oc as you under LN2
:D

United States Linuxfan says:

Christian Ney said: for me I it's fully f**** OK if we can do on air as good oc as you under LN2
:D

No I'm thinking 5-6ghz air/water and 6.5ghz+ LN2. :D

United States SteveRo says:

If the memory controller is inside the chip shouldnt it oc same as SB? No advantage for ln2?

United States G H Z says:

lets hope this puppy likes cold

Australia Jimba says:

nice! time to frosty! i hope... but is bclock ajustment back?...

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