Intel switches to the new socket LGA 1155

    Today, detailed information about the architecture of Sandy Bridge, which Intel has been switching to since 2011, has become known . It turns out that along with this architecture, Intel is also introducing a new socket for processors, in which there will be one contact less, the supply voltage will change, and the notch will be moved two millimeters to the side, so that the new connectors will not be compatible with old processors. Together with the processor, you will need to change the motherboard.

    The Sandy Bridge architecture is based on the same 32nm process technology, but will include a new set of vector commands AVX (Advanced Vector Extension) and hardware support for AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) encryption features.

    Sandy Bridge processors for the mass market will replace Clarkdale and Lynnfield (Core i3 and Core i5), and LGA 1155 (H2) will be used instead of the LGA 1156 (H1) socket. New processors will be released in I quarter. 2011 and will be dual and quad.

    There will also be a special Sandy Bridge 'E' line (that is, for “enthusiasts” or Extreme), they will already present a completely new LGA 2011 socket instead of LGA 1366, this will happen no earlier than the 3rd quarter. 2011 year.

    All chips for LGA 1155 will include a graphics processor directly in the kernel, and not in a separate chip.

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