Intel LGA18XX Socket Appears in Leaked Image




/ 3 months ago
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With Intel’s Alder Lake-S CPUs set for release later this year (probably around September-October), we will officially see the debut of the LGA-1700 socket and, of course, all the other tasty tech launches that are coming alongside it. DDR5 memory, for example. While Alder Lake-S is certainly exciting, however, you always need to keep one eye on what the future has in store for us in the tech world. Following a report via Videocardz, however, we have something very unusual indeed. – A leaked image has appeared online that makes a clear reference to the Intel LGA-18XX socket. Something not expected to make its debut for several years!

Intel LGA-18XX Socket

The actual utilisation of the LGA-18XX is something of a complete mystery. However, it’s understood that both Intel’s 12th-gen and 13th-gen CPUs will be sticking with the same socket design, with some sources claiming that LGA-1700 might have even extended its stay until their 14th-gen processors. – As part of this leak, however, it is suggested that the image below of the LGA-18XX socket refers to their 14th-gen ‘Meteor-Lake’ CPUs and, by proxy, it would seemingly suggest that LGA-1700 will only be sticking around for two generations.

Given that this is Intel, however, who change sockets like underpants, we can’t pretend that this is surprising.

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What Do We Think?

We should note that there is absolutely nothing that confirms this image to be genuine. So, in other words, take all of this with a pretty hefty grain of salt, even more so in the fact that if this is from Intel’s Meteor Lake CPUs, don’t expect to hear anything about those for at least a couple of years. – Given that this processor architecture is set to be Intel’s first debut in the 7nm node design, however, it’s definitely something to keep an eye on and, dare I say, perhaps look forward to!

What do you think? – Let us know in the comments!


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