We have known the current form of Intel processors for many years. As we know, Blue in recent years has been following a very conservative policy, and in fact, from the Skylake generation, we haven’t seen major changes in chip architecture, despite the fact that recent chips are based on a “new socket” LGA 1200. It’s not a revolution for LGA 1151, so we are still waiting for a new design. However, soon, new Alder Lake processors will appear, which, according to leaks so far, will be exactly 7.5 mm higher than their predecessors. As you can deduce, the stand will also be new. A photo has just appeared on the Bilibili website, where we can see LGA 1700 and LGA 1200. It is not necessary to look for differences for a long time.

The new LGA 1700 mount will be 7.5 mm higher than the LGA 1200. Interestingly, despite the larger number of pins, the new socket does not need to take up more space on the motherboard – it seems that Intel managed to reduce the latch system.

Intel LGA1700 - New socket image leaked for Intel Alder Lake and Meteor Lake processors [1]

LGA1700 socket for Intel Alder Lake chips comes out in pictures and diagrams. The new wing has no more secrets for us

Both ports are the same width (37.5mm), but the new mount will be higher by the mentioned 7.5mm. As you can see in the image above, it is encoded 15R1. Interestingly, despite the larger number of pins, the new socket does not need to take up more space on the motherboard, since Intel seems to have managed to reduce the latch system. It’s worth noting that we’re mentioning the LGA 18XX socket again, which could indicate that the socket may actually have more than 100 unused pins for next-generation LGA processors with more than 1,800 pins.

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Intel LGA1700 - New socket image leaked for Intel Alder Lake and Meteor Lake processors [2]

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As you can see on the border above, the differences aren’t just about socket dimensions. The new stand will require new coolers, although some companies have already expressed a desire to ship mounting kits suitable for existing coolers for free. As we know, on the LGA 1700 socket, we will install not only the upcoming Intel Alder Lake processors, but also the next generation systems, that is, Meteor Lake.

Source: Bilibili, VideoCardz