Intel is going to release the LGA 1156 socket, as if LGA 775 and LGA 1366 aren't enough. This will be used by Lynnfield ( Core i5) and uses the P55 chipset. It is the mainstream version of Nehalem. It will support DDR3 only and in dual-channel mode.
Heh and i thought AMD was innocent with Socket A, Socket 754, Socket 940, Socket 939, Socket 940 "AM2", there dead end 4x4, AM2+ and now AM3? hmmmmmm.....
Reguardless of socket both companies are appalling when it comes to upgradability - manufacturers not making bios's or VRM designs to support future chips etc make "future proofing" a BS term - no such thing.
Socket 1156 is just the replacement for 775 - good riddens to the ageing FSB design that *still* puts AMD in place! (at a price), and second its the MAIN STREAM PRODUCT not high end like 1366 etc