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Will a Haswell fit into my LGA 1155 socket?

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September 30, 2012 11:52:24 PM

Considering it will have more pins (I'm guessing somewhere around 2011). My MB is AsRock Extreme 4 Z77. I am pretty sure that intel won't troll the old mb users by putting out a cpu that won't fit all of the old mb's but I may be wrong.
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September 30, 2012 11:58:28 PM

No, actually, it won't.

Haswell will be on a completely new socket (LGA 1150), breaking backwards compatibility.
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October 1, 2012 12:02:05 AM

Ivy Bridge was the non-troll generation, the "tock." Trolling is the norm for major CPU advances. Sorry, but they've pretty much got a monopoly at this point.
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October 1, 2012 12:03:12 AM

intel wants new users to buy new motherboards, as they themselves do sell their own motherboards as well.
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January 25, 2013 10:02:42 PM

dudewitbow said:
intel wants new users to buy new motherboards, as they themselves do sell their own motherboards as well.

I heard Intel is gonna stop selling Intel brands motherboards.
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January 30, 2013 1:11:02 AM

I don't think Intel really cares about breaking upgradability--and I seriously doubt they would do anything to help or hurt it. The number of people that actually replace CPUs (us, the enthusiasts) is very very small when compared with the number of people that have computers with Intel CPUs.

That said, they most certainly try to use the same socket over again if they can--just look at how long socket 775 lasted. Changing a socket means retooling production lines, getting new products in the channel, and a whole lot of other NRE associated with the changeover. The fact that the new socket has 5 less pins is probably incidental; I'm sure there's significant changes to something that necessitates the change.

melikepie said:
I heard Intel is gonna stop selling Intel brands motherboards.


They are. The market is low profit-margin and highly competitive for Intel, a company which makes far better cpus than motherboards.
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March 2, 2013 5:55:36 PM

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