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Discover Intel’s LGA1800 socket: the opposite of LGA1700


points blogger @momomo_us A photo of the LGA-17xx/LGA-18xx socket cover has been released, showing that the two sockets will have some similarities, such as the same physical size and cooling bracket.

Intel’s upcoming desktop Alder Lake processors will use a new LGA1700 form factor and suitable sockets. This is the first time that Intel has completely upgraded the sockets of mainstream desktop CPUs since 2004. The new LGA1700 socket will retain today’s 37.5 mm width socket, but will be longer at 45 mm. This means that it may require a different cooler installation mechanism. More importantly, the new CPU expected It is 0.8 mm shorter than today’s processors, making most existing coolers obsolete.


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