Support for the Intel LGA1700 socket is already being implemented by Gigabyte, even before the actual market entry of the new platform
Gigabyte, a leading company in the world of pc hardware and gaming peripherals, recently presented its new line of Aorus WaterForce X heatsink with 360, 280 and 240 mm radiators. The new All-In-Ones will have a display LCD a colori da 60 mm installed on the pumps. It also seems that, from the specifications, the current socket has not been taken into consideration: LGA1200. The LGA1700 socket, compared to its younger brother LGA1200, is 6.5mm taller. This means that all heatsinks that already support LGA2066 or LGA2011 sockets, in theory, should be compatible with it. Always if the necessary bracket was supplied in the package.
Intel has promised to launch its 12th generation CPU series, currently named Alder Lake, by the end of this year. The new platform will allow the PCle Gen5 support and DDR5 compatibility with some motherboards. The chipset will still support DDR4.
Gigabyte’s products aren’t the first coolers to confirm support for the next generation LGA1700 socket. Noctua has also stated in recent weeks that their coolers will be compatible with next-generation Intel CPUs. As mentioned above, switching to the new socket will require a special bracket and, in many cases, an upgrade kit that will adapt existing solutions to slightly larger components.
We will see if in the coming weeks and months some other company will release statements on support for the new Intel socket which, we remember, should be arriving at the end of 2021.
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