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Intel Coffee Lake CPUs Have Different Pin Configuration than Previous Generation

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And interestingly enough, I had suggested a while ago that there would be more power pins, and here they are. I mean, adding two cores would obviously require more power pins, or perhaps clocking would be negatively affected by the existing pads sharing power to more areas of the chip...
We really don't know that until we see that pinout of the socket. It very likely could be a pinout change to support the extra cores, exactly like they did with socket 775.
Yep, I pretty much called it a while ago that the pinout would be different. I was pretty certain back in August that the pinout for the socket would be different. But everyone(except the smart ones like us :D) was too busy bashing the big evil Intel.

he means in a few years people will blow up second hand or old parts
They aren't going to blow up anything. The extra power pins use reserved pins from the old socket that aren't connected to anything on the old CPUs. So if you put an older processor in a newer board, or vise versa, it just won't boot.

Though I still think Intel should have just used a different socket name.
 
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Typo in third sentence. And interestingly enough, I had suggested a while ago that there would be more power pins, and here they are. I mean, adding two cores would obviously require more power pins, or perhaps clocking would be negatively affected by the existing pads sharing power to more areas of the chip...
Except the number following the LGA assignment is supposed to denote the total number of pins - i.e. 775 etc.

This is named as the same - LGA 1151. Exactly the same number.

Just an observation.
 
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Except the number following the LGA assignment is supposed to denote the total number of pins - i.e. 775 etc.

This is named as the same - LGA 1151. Exactly the same number.

Just an observation.
The pins are there for both socket types, it's a question of whether they are actually connected to something and being used.
 
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