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Brian@ASUS
06-01-2011, 08:24 AM
A dual socket 1366 + 2011 Hybrid ROG board?
The Danshui Bay concept gives you the power of both CPUs

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Six Foot Ginger
06-01-2011, 03:18 PM
cool concept, I wonder if it will ever come to light

xeromist
06-01-2011, 03:43 PM
I'm intrigued. Presumably this would be presented to the OS as a total number of usable cores but I wonder how performance would scale with such potentially disparate CPU's.

Raja@ASUS
06-01-2011, 04:12 PM
The CPUs are QPI linked so it does work. However, it's upto the powers that be to determine if there is enough of a market.

xeromist
06-01-2011, 05:04 PM
Huh? I thought dual capable CPUs had an extra QPI enabled that is either non existent or disabled on most 1366 CPUs. My primary workstation is a Xeon so I'm good either way but are you saying that a consumer grade 1366 CPU could be used in this board?

Raja@ASUS
06-01-2011, 06:18 PM
Huh? I thought dual capable CPUs had an extra QPI enabled that is either non existent or disabled on most 1366 CPUs. My primary workstation is a Xeon so I'm good either way but are you saying that a consumer grade 1366 CPU could be used in this board?

You will still need a dual QPI CPU - my comment was aimed at the fact that the processors are communicative even though different socket types are used.


-Raja

Six Foot Ginger
06-01-2011, 06:49 PM
It should work in theroy but, will be crazy expensive if it ever comes out two different chip set controllers and all . DMI and QPI can talk to each other but, not very efficiently.