In June of this year, the media disclosed the required size of the heat sink installation for Intel’s next-generation Core series processors and exposed the new LGA 1700 socket (Socket V) while retaining the width of 37.5mm, while increasing the length to 45mm, from a square to a rectangle, the Z height will be reduced from 7.3mm to 6.5mm, and new installation fasteners are also needed for the radiator
In addition to the 12th generation Core series desktop processors (Alder Lake
/600 series chipsets), the 13th generation Core series desktop processors (Raptor Lake/700 series chipsets) will also use LGA 1700 sockets. There is even news that the 14th-generation Core series desktop processor (Meteor Lake) may also be used.
Intel LGA1700 vs LGA1200 socket, Source: 热心市民描边怪 (Bilibili)
Earlier, the Bilibili user 热心市民描边怪 posted a clear photo of the socket named LGA-1700/LGA-1800. VideoCardz
believes that this socket labeled “15R1” may have more than 100 pins for future processors, or be suitable for similar workstation-class processors, but it is not known for the time being.
In addition, according to Phoronix
reports, the recent Intel patch for the Linux kernel shows that Intel is currently developing a new technology called “Intel Seamless Update” that will benefit all users of Intel processors. This technology enables firmware updates without restarting. Intel does this because some target customers’ hosts need to be updated frequently, which may be bug fixes, security fixes, or performance enhancements, but they usually have to be restarted. Each time it may cause a few minutes of service interruption, which brings great inconvenience to operation and maintenance.
Intel’s goal is to update the firmware without interruption and without restarting at the same time. This feature may be introduced with the Sapphire Rapids processor.