The Lynnfield Preview: Rumblings of Revengeby Anand Lal Shimpi on May 29, 2009 1:00 PM EST
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The LGA-1156 Socket and New Heatsinks
The LGA-1156 socket, as its abbreviated name implies, is designed to interface with Land Grid Array packaged CPUs. The pins are located in the socket itself. To install you set the CPU in the socket, lower a clamp and then fasten the clamp in place with a lever.
The LGA-1156 Socket
I wish I could provide a more detailed motherboard pic but a quick Google search should yield good results. The entire plate that holds the CPU in place actually lifts up and to the right in the picture above. The notch at the left of the plate slides under the screw you see on the left side and the lever at the bottom secures it in place. It works pretty well in person.
The new socket requires a new cooler. The four mounting holes are closer together on the LGA-1156 socket than they are on LGA-1366 boards, but further apart than LGA-775. It’s just different enough to require a brand new cooler, or at least a new mounting bracket.
Thermaltake's SpinQ: Our first LGA-1156 cooler
Thermaltake sent over its SpinQ which will ship with an adjustable LGA-1366 bracket that can be used on both LGA-1156 and LGA-1366 motherboards. Each peg can slide back and forth to get the right positioning before locking it down, allowing the cooler to work on both platforms.
Oooh, adjustable mounting pegs
The cooler performed just fine in our tests and looks painful so try not to sit on it.
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Depeche - Friday, May 29, 2009 - linkMan thats ancient ... ya I would defiantly wait for the Core i5s. To get a Core i7 just doesn't seem worth it now with the Core i5's coming out.
Samus - Friday, May 29, 2009 - linki7 still makes sense if you plan on
c) memory bandwidth intensive tasks (seeding torrents, folding@home, etc) where triple channel makes some sense
d) the need for 6 memory slots
e) something currently purchasable
I also suspect the release of "i5" chips will drive down prices of i7, specifically the i7-920, the most desirable i7. Keeping in mind the i7-920's overclocking ability, it is still much more capable than the "i5" even if you assume the "i5" overclocks as well, because the i7 has Jackson technology active across its entire lineup.
DJMiggy - Monday, June 1, 2009 - linkI swear I read that the i7 doesn't support dual CPUs. Maybe that has changed with xeons though or I might just be insane. Probably the latter.
wifiwolf - Sunday, May 31, 2009 - linki7 system is too expensive, cpu is also expensive but system is too overpriced.
Jabbernyx - Friday, May 29, 2009 - link^ This, although for me personally (b) isn't important and I've effectively nerfed (d) by using an EX58-UD3R :P