FCLGA2011 socket chips

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rueyloon, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. rueyloon macrumors regular

    Sep 24, 2013
    now with the FCLGA2011-3 version of the socket out, will Intel still update the -2 version of the chips ? Just wondering if there is an upgrade path for the current NMP.

  2. mcnallym macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2008
    Short Answer = NO

    Now that they have the Haswell(2011-3) variants out there will be no more Ivybridge/Sandybridge based variants launching.

    It just doesn't make commercial sense for Intel to continue developing older architecture. If people need to upgrade then they will end up buying a newer system that has a 2011-3 CPU installed inside and Intel make the CPU AND the Chipset Sale. Where's the sense for Intel in that.

    I am sure that there would be a market if they did. If they continued to develop the 1366 Westmere Processors for instance then am sure there would be numbers of people with the 2009/2010 Mac Pro's that would lap them up, even if the HP and other non-MAC workstation users didn't.

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