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|4th February 2011, 13:17||#1|
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Intel's Romley platform will be available for LGA-1356 and LGA-2011
INTEL'S ROMLEY PLATFORM is set to launch sometime in the second half of this year and it will bring with it a world of confusion in the Xeon market space as Intel will be offering both LGA-1356 and LGA-2011 solutions to its partners. The main difference is that the LGA-1356 platform will support triple channel memory while the LGA-2011 platform will support quad channel memory, but it doesn't stop there.
The processors for the LGA-1356 platform are known as Sandy Bridge EN while the models for the LGA-2011 socket has the EP suffix and the EN models will inherit the current LGA-1366 platforms triple channel memory support with up to two DIMMs per channel. However, the EP models support quad channel memory with up to three DIMMs per slot and can as such support up to 192GB of RAM using 8GB DIMMs compared to 96GB for the EN models.