Intel has a new processor platform on the road map that is set to land next ear carrying the code name Sandy Bridge. It’s a bit strange to talk about new processors coming from Intel after we have only just now started seeing enough of the 2010 line of Core processors form Intel hit the market.
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The new Sandy Bridge processors will undoubtedly offer higher performance, but the big catch is that the new platform will need a new socket. Current Intel processors use LGA 1156 socket and the new processors will use LGA 1155.
That doesn't mean anything really to the user who is looking to build a completely new PC for gaming or general computer use. A new socket will mean the user looking to simply upgrade his CPU in an existing machine will need to buy a new mainboard.