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  • [mini] Regarding the bigfoots: TRX80, WRX80 and LGA1159




     




    sourcehttps://www.anandtech.com/show/15359...lga1159-socket




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    All of our primary sources in this regard had very puzzled looks on their faces when I mentioned either the TRX80, WRX80, or LGA1159. One of them looked at me in amazement, and specifically said ‘what are you on about?’. I explained the situation, with ‘the internet’ talking about new 8-channel consumer motherboards, or an updated socket for Intel’s Comet Lake and beyond. The answer I got was very clear cut from everyone I talked to: no-where on their roadmaps has it ever said TRX80, WRX80, or LGA1159. None of the companies I talked had even heard of these names, let alone had any products with these features in the pipeline.






    welp. GN's got their first bite for reporting on WRX80 ,_, I'd think they'd be quadruple shy with that source now




     




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    On the LGA1159 socket, one source actually knew what I was talking about, at least to some degree. They stated that the reason why people are confused here is that Intel distributed some early engineering samples of six-core Comet Lake CPUs in LGA1150 packaging, and those photographs got leaked onto the internet.






    at least this one's a mild case of "prototype leak misinterpreted as complete" ._. Although Intel did have pin additions from 1151 onwards, solely for increasing power contact




     




    sooo yeah. just some housekeeping post-CES, in case people are still looking forward to WRX80 in some form




    (if you ask me, I'd reckon AMD would have learned from intel that a single motherboard for a single compatible CPU would have issues getting interest and making sales ._.)




     




    as for all the technicalities, EPYC does 8-channel, so an 8-channel Threadripper would be "somewhat trivial". it's just the motherboard design side would be the one with the most headaches. and let's not get to LGA 1200 vs 1159, although I reckon they're another power pin addition for more cores (10th gen desktop is rumoured to top out at 10 cores)



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