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February 16, 2011 10:19:48 AM

Hi..

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?

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a b V Motherboard
February 16, 2011 11:27:46 AM

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.

More info on sockets and CPUs below:
Socket LGA 1155 and CPUs supported - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandy_Bridge_(microarchitecture)
Socket LGA 1156 and CPUs supported - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_1156
Socket LGA 1366 and CPUs supported - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_1366

A good analogy of CPUs, sockets, features, performance, etc. is like comparing automobiles in the US - body styling, engines, Horse Power, Torque, 0 to 60 MPH in ?, fuel consumption, etc.
February 16, 2011 12:21:41 PM

ok thank you so much now i understand :D 
a b V Motherboard
February 16, 2011 12:59:12 PM

Great! Do a lot of reading about specs, performance, reviews, and whatever else you can get your hands on, before you make your final selection of components.

In my case, I did my homework for about 3 months and then came up with an excellent set of components to suit my personal needs. Now I am very satisfied with my build.
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