Core i5: First pictures of the sockets LGA 1155 and 1156 [Top article of February 2009]
The Core i5 is still far away. But there are already pictures of the new sockets LGA 1155, 1156 and 1567 available.
2009 is coming to an end and PC Games Hardware takes a look at the past year. What caught the attention of our users and the people on the web? To answer this question we checked our statistics and searched for the most popular articles of the year. Today we want to reveal the most popular article of February 2009.
Quite soon Intel's currently fastest processor, the Core i7 965, will be replaced by a newer model, the Core i7 975 with 3.33 GHz. But the Core i5 devices for the mainstream market are probably more interesting. For the first time in Intel's history one of their processors could have an integrated graphics core. Currently rumors expect that Intel will release those processors in summer 2009. Lynnfield and Heavendale will be based on the sockets LGA 1155 and 1156. Furthermore there is the socket LGA 1567 for Xeon processors. The sockets can be found at Intel's Design Development Tool website.
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