Im planing on getting a ASROCK motherboard with Intel i7 2.9Ghz. But i want to know the difference between SOCKET, im going to buy # Socket 1155, but there is two more # Socket 1156 and # Socket 1366. Can someone tell me the difference in performance and so on?
The different socket designations support different families of processors (CPUs).
The newest line of Intel CPUs, the Sandy Bridge models will fit into the LGA 1155 socket. LGA 1156, LGA 1366 sockets are for other Intel processors.
The processor (CPU) is normally selected by the performance characteristics required by the user. Once that is determined, the socket that will fit this CPU is confirmed. At this point, a suitable motherboard with all the features required can be selected.