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Intel’s next-gen Alder Lake-S desktop CPUs to support the LGA 1700 Socket & a new Chipset platform

Written by Metal Messiah

If you have been following INTEL’s roadmap, then you must be aware that Intel  recently introduced its LGA 1200 socket platform for Comet Lake-S, and support for Rocket Lake-S CPUs as well.

Now, according to one report posted by Lit-Tech, it looks like the LGA 1200 socket would be replaced soon next year with the arrival of Alder Lake-S CPUs.

This was previously mentioned back in January by Komachi_Ensaka. The exact dimensions were also outlined (45.0mm x 37.5mm), revealing that this new socket will be bigger than LGA1151/1200 sockets (37.5mm x 37.5mm).

Lit-Tech is a Taiwanese-based company responsible for Voltage Regulator Testing Tools/VRTT for the ASIAN market. The site even lists many “unreleased” architectures such as Ice Lake-S/H and Tiger Lake-H.

Intel Alder Lake-S is a going to be a successor to Comet Lake-S, and will feature a new socket LGA 1700. This socket will have support for at least three generations of Intel CPUs. Most importantly, Alder Lake-S is expected to feature a new “big core / small core” architecture, featuring Golden Cove and Gracemont cores.

Alder Lake-S will be the first Intel architecture to offer ARM’s big.LITTLE approach to desktop processors. These upcoming CPUs would be featuring up to 16 cores, in which 8 would be ‘Big’, and the rest would use the ‘Small’ architecture.

According to one report it is now speculated that these architectures are Golden Cove (Willow Cove successor) and Gracement (Tremont successor) respectively. Willow Cove is expected to appear in the upcoming Rocket Lake-S series of processors.

LGA 1700 socket is getting a support for 3 generations of Intel CPUs. This is something new for INTEL because the company has been known to support a short socket lifespan till now. These rumors indicate that Intel’s LGA1700 socket will compete with AMD’s AM5 socket in terms of platform longevity.

Thanks, @chiakokhua, Chiphell forums

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