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    Hexa-core Intel Gulftown available on Ebay

    <P>It's been a while since we saw the first pictures and tests of Intel's coming hexa-core processor Gulftown. The processor that is expected to launch as Core i9 will be Intel's first hexa-core CPU for retail and the launch is slated for next year. The problem is that the new&nbsp;CPU is spreading fast already and that engineering samples (ES) that should not be sold are not only http//www.brightsideofnews.com/news/2009/11/29/do-you-want-to-buy-an-intels-32nm-sexa-core-cpu-today.aspxsold on eBay but even enthusiast forums</A> around the world.</P><P>The new processor is made with Intel's fresh 32 nanometer technology and can easily be found on <U>eBay</U> but just south of here, in Denmark, the processor is sold on forums for around $850. The thread at OCTeamDenmark has been removed but is <U>available through Google cache</U>.</P>
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    <P>Intel's processors has a tendency of leaking to the media and enthusiasts before launch, but lately the spread has become all the worse. How and if Intel will deal with this remains to be seen.</P>

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    So what is the deal with LGA 1156? It looks like Gulftown will be 1366, will they be releasing a socket 1156 model as well? Does anyone have a road map or something expressing Intel's plans for the future of the 1156 socket? (which, in my opinion, should never have existed in the first place)
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    Nope, no 1156 Gulftown.

    1156 will have Lynnfield for the performance users and then Clarkdale with IGP for the mainstream users.

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    1366 has the X58 chipset, which makes it sort of expensive, hence the creation of 1156 as a successor to 775, which has played its part for a while now.
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    It just sucks for the people who went budget for their upgrades and are now "stuck" with 1156. Not that the core i7 860 is a anything to shake a stick at, but in a year or two when the six and eight core processors make their way to the market, the users have no upgrade path. Kinda sucks on Intel's part, I would have rather them just kept LGA 1366 expensive than divide their user base like this. I mean how long did socket 775 last us?
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    AFAIK, Intel socket have never really had much of an upgrade path. If they have used the same socket with more than one platform there are mandatory chipset upgrades required to get anything remotely close to an upgrade.

    That's where AMD's strength lies, the ability to use the same socket for several generations and chipsets remain compatible with a simple firmware upgrade.

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