Wednesday, September 15th 2021

Intel LGA1700 Socket Pictured, Familiar Installation Method

Here's the first picture of Intel's upcoming mainstream desktop processor socket, the LGA1700, which was until now only seen in renders or technical drawings. The socket is characterized by a more rectangular contact pad than previous Intel sockets. The Socket H family (LGA115x and LGA1200) that ruled Intel MSDT sockets for over a decade, has a largely square pad. Intel's HEDT sockets such as the LGA1366, LGA2011 and LGA2066, on the other hand, had a rectangular pad, though not as pronounced (slender) as the LGA1700.

From the looks of it, the retention mechanism of the LGA1700 appears similar to that of Socket H and most other Intel LGA sockets (though dissimilar from the LGA2011/LGA2066). In its client desktop avatar, the LGA1700 has 100 unused pins. This is because the socket is physically identical to the LGA1800, which is speculated to be left for future generations of Intel processors with additional power or I/O pins. The Z-height of LGA1700 is lower than that of Socket H, which entails a major change in the retention module design of most aftermarket CPU cooling solutions.
The LGA1700 socket and Intel 600-series chipset platform will support at least two processor generations—12th Gen "Alder Lake" and 13th Gen "Raptor Lake." Built on the same Intel 7 node (10 nm Enhanced SuperFin) node as "Alder Lake," the next-generation "Raptor Lake" silicon will feature 8 "Raptor Cove" Performance cores, and 16 "Gracemont" Efficiency-cores. It's expected to debut by late-2022.
Sources: VideoCardz, 热心市民描边怪 (bilibili)
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10 Comments on Intel LGA1700 Socket Pictured, Familiar Installation Method

#1
thegnome
Hey look, it's 775 again but bigger!
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#2
TheDeeGee
Seems like it hinges from the opposite side.
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#3
Tigger
I'm the only one
TheDeeGeeSeems like it hinges from the opposite side.
Depends if both pics were taken the same way up before they were pasted next to each other i guess.
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#4
DeathtoGnomes
Well, can we finally say bigger is better than being a real square? :shadedshu:

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#5
TheDeeGee
Gruffalo.SoldierDepends if both pics were taken the same way up before they were pasted next to each other i guess.
Still hinges from the other side then.

The bar has no hinges for the retention plate on the same side.
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#6
lexluthermiester
thegnomeHey look, it's 775 again but bigger!
How do you arrive at that conclusion?
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#7
ThrashZone
Hi,
After intel hedt sockets these seem very lazily designed.

If they can drill 4 holes in a mother board why can't they put better freaking cooler mounting system like x99 or x299 has cheap bastards amd as well.
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#8
thegnome
lexluthermiesterHow do you arrive at that conclusion?
Look at the retention system between 775 and this, basically the same but bigger don't you think?
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#9
Fouquin
ThrashZoneHi,
After intel hedt sockets these seem very lazily designed.

If they can drill 4 holes in a mother board why can't they put better freaking cooler mounting system like x99 or x299 has cheap bastards amd as well.
Probably because increasing the ILM footprint decreases the utility to various form factors. This ILM fits onto picoITX embedded boards. LGA20xx does not.
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#10
AusWolf
"In its client desktop avatar, the LGA1700 has 100 unused pins. This is because the socket is physically identical to the LGA1800, which is speculated to be left for future generations of Intel processors with additional power or I/O pins." - Just to make sure you have to buy a new motherboard for those future generations. :rolleyes:
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