Intel’s upcoming chip roadmaps have leaked out, giving us an advance look at some of the new chips that are on track to release in the next year. The new CPUs are strewn across Intel’s product lines, from Pentium and Core 2 Quads to emerging brands like Core i3 and Core i5. Core i7 makes a showing as well, including some low power samples in addition to an enticing hexa-core chip that processes twelve threads at a time.
The roadmap also makes clear what we already knew: that some of the newer chips coming out, like Core i3 and Core i5, will be using a separate CPU socket from Core i7’s LGA1366, a new LGA1156. The already-released socket will be the domain of enthusiast processors such as the Core i7 brand, with LGA1156 being used for more mainstream products. LGA1156 also cuts the triple-channel DDR3 RAM requirements of LGA1366 down to a more traditional dual-channel setup.
via PCWatch (machine translated from the original Japanese)