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Intels new 1150 socket

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  1. Jetster

    Jetster

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    Does anyone know the justification Intel used for the new platform for Haswell?
     
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    To make money. They are a business after all.
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    Aside forcing people to upgrade motherboards I don't know. There's usually some electrical stuff involved afaik, but sales is often the main point I think. :)
     
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    The voltage regulator module (VRM) is integrated into the processor with Haswell. This is the main reason for the change. There's is no easy way to make old sockets compatible, so they just introduced a new one.
     

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