Intel LGA1700 socket maintains traditional system for installing coolers

Adapters will be needed because of the difference in socket height

The Next Generation of Intel Core Alder Lake CPUs (12th Generation) is already close to making its debut and several leak rumors have already shown a lot of these processors. Now the socket LGA1700, which will receive the Alder Lake CPUs, appeared in photos published in bilibili forum.

You can already get an idea of ​​the change in relation to the current socket. Like codename 15R1, the LGA1700 socket is considerably larger than the LGA1200 of the current generation Intel Core Comet Lake. THE socket height increased by 7.5mm to accommodate hundreds more pins.

The identification “LGA-17xx/LGA-18xx” can be seen printed on the CPU retention mechanism, indicating that this socket can also receive Raptor Lake processors (13th generation), which must use 1800 pins, in addition to accommodating the Alder Lake CPUs themselves that will use the 1700 pins .

The height of the IHS from the CPU to the cooler base has changed, which will lead cooler manufacturers to have a different bracket for this socket, which is nothing new for them. We’ve even reported here some cooler manufacturers announcing support for LGA1700.


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This is one of the biggest changes made to Intel platforms. This is mainly due to the new hybrid processors using the same principle as ARM CPUs with núcleos big.LITTLE. The Alder Lake generation will have the maximum 8 large Golven Cove cores with Hyper Threading and 8 small Gracemont cores without Hyper Threading.

Unofficial information about next-generation Intel Alder Lake CPUs has already shown prices for some processors, such as the high-end 19-12900K (which should be stronger than the Ryzen 9 5950X) costing $605.92. In addition, Intel’s 12th generation will receive new cooler boxes.

Some motherboard manufacturers had their LGA1700 models leaked, showing that this generation will transition between DDR4 and DDR5 memories. The debut of the next generation of Intel Core 12th gen CPUs is expected to happen with the high-end processors and Z690 motherboards and are expected next month.

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Via: Tom’s Hardware, VideoCardz

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