Noctua & Thermaltake to Offer Free LGA-2011 Mounting Kit

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belardo

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No. Added pins are needed for more data bandwidth. Which adds costs and complexity to the board and CPU.

They cannot plan 5 years into the future their socket requirements.

AMD's big plus is that they retain their socket standards for a LONG time.
AM3 socket has been around since the Core i357? series from 2+ years ago and is using AMD latest so-so CPUs. Intel will has 4 sockets changes since then...

But then again, AMD is shipping FM1 Sockets for current Fusion A CPUs... but in 2013, FM2 will replace both FM1 and AM3+ sockets.
 

jprahman

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I'm not too crazy about this new mounting scheme. I mean all that's holding onto a heavy heatsink is a set of tabs that attach to the retention plate. I liked the old backplate style better, feels more solid.
 

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This isn't new for Noctua. They've offered free mounting kits for their previous LGA775 coolers if you wanted to use them on LGA1156 or LGA1366.
 

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[citation][nom]iam2thecrowe[/nom]BS, they need more pins for data bandwidth like a gt210 needs pcie3 for more data bandwidth.[/citation]
BS you didn't hear that Intel is switching from DMI to QPI on LGA 2011. And now you are proly wondering wtf am I talking about.
 

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[citation][nom]belardo[/nom]Changing sockets... a great way to force customers to replace motherboards AND CPUs.[/citation]

Intel, anyone? The latest software, just like hardware, is only there as an optional upgrade, not a required one! Just do what most people do, buy value components (i.e. CPU, MOBO, RAM, etc...). That way, you don't overspend on overpriced components, and that way, you can (continually?) upgrade every few years (try doing that on a Mac, LOL)...

After seeing some benchmarks on CPUbenchmark.net, I'm planning on getting AMD's best 8-core for AM3+ (FX-8150), paired with GIGABYTE's GA-990FXA-UD5 Motherboard very soon... :~P

CPU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819103960
MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128509

Intel Core i5-2500K benchmark: http://cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i5-2500K+%40+3.30GHz
AMD FX-8150 benchmark: http://cpubenchmark.net/cpu_lookup.php?cpu=AMD+FX-8150+Eight-Core

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NOTE: I am NOT an AMD or Intel fanboy. Although I prefer Intel most of the time, AMD's latest CPU is a better value (in my opinion) than Intel's value CPU at the current time...
 

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Secretxax... check out the same pages you quoted and the i7-2600K... or for that matter simply overclock the i5-2500K... the better value (performance/$) is most certainly picking either one of those two Intel processors... No way would I recommend any new AMD processor today.
 
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