Sunday September 13, 2015

What The Socket? Intel’s Lineup Of LGA Parts Explained

Here’s an overview of the various LGA sockets from Intel. I am still on the 1155 myself.

Computers have used socketed processors for most of the PC’s lifespan, a few notable exceptions like Intel’s cartridge-based Pentium II and III aside. Transitions between these sockets are traditionally seamless, with the newest quickly superseding its predecessor, but that’s changed over the last few years. There are now several sockets that are still viable and can still accommodate an upgrade. Here’s a quick run-down of the sockets and the options available to each.

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