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Intel LGA1851 Socket For Future Arrow Lake CPUs Detailed

Intel is preparing its Arrow Lake processors to rival the best CPUs in 2024. Igor’s lab recently dropped a bombshell on the hardware world, leaking performance predictions for Arrow Lake. fulfill a promise, german press revealed information about the upcoming LGA1851 socket that will house the new Arrow Lake parts.

The LGA1851 socket, as the name suggests, has 1,851 pins, 9% more than the current LGA1700 socket. More pins help improve the I/O interface and bridge the gap with AMD’s AM5 socket. In a nutshell, the LGA1700 platform only offers a single PCIe 4.0 x4 interface for SSDs. The downside to this design is that the PCIe 5.0 SSD has to compete with the graphics card for available PCIe lanes. Igor’s lab has provided schematics for the LGA1851 socket showing his PCIe area being increased to provide more bandwidth. Reportedly, the LGA1851 will come out with his PCIe 5.0 x4 interface and finally he will have native support for PCIe 5.0 SSDs. Therefore, the primary PCIe x16 slot is left as is.

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