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What is the difference between the SK1366 and K1156 Core i7?

What is the difference between the SK1366 and K1156 Core i7?

I want to build a Core i7 computer, but im not really sure of what is the difference between them. I am want to build a comptuer that is going to be used for 3d design/ render, CAD, photoshop, illustrator and pretty much anything Adobe and AutoDesk.

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"The physical difference is in the socket, which means that each uses a different socket/motherboard.

The technical difference, in lay terms, is that the 1366 is the more 'power user' chip while the 1156 is the 'mainstream' chip.

For example, the 1366 supports triple channel DDR3 RAM while the 1156 only supports dual channel.

For your power-hungry tasks, I'd recommend the 1366. Also, when you upgrade later, you can get a higher-end 1366."