The Danshui Bay motherboard has one LGA1366 socket and one LGA2011 socket.,
Asus has bagged the prize for day one craziness at Computex 2011
by showing a motherboard that features an LGA1366 and an LGA2011 processor socket.
It has to be said that the motherboard, currently codenamed Danshui Bay, is only currently a concept design and is therefore unlikely to see a full manufacturing run any time soon.
The idea of a dual-socket motherboard is intriguing though, as it would of course allow consumers a more defined upgrade path in the future. Intel would also likely be supportive of the board as it essentially ensures that anyone who buys it will be buying Intel CPUs for a long while to come.
We can only guess at what price this ginormous board would be likely to retail for as having two different chipsets on a motherboard is likely to drive price up quite a bit. The board also features a ridiculous amount of SATA ports, which seems to indicate that the X79 chipset (which services the LGA2011 socket) is chock full of SATA ports.
You'll also notice that the LGA2011 socket is serviced by eight memory sockets, four either side of the CPU socket. This all but confirms that LGA2011 CPUs will come complete with a quad-channel memory controller, something which we suggested may be the fact way back at the end of last year.
Is this something that you would buy? Is tying yourself into future upgrades something that you are willing to do? Let us know your thoughts in the forum