Socket 1150 / Socket LGA1150 / Socket H3
Socket 1150, also called LGA1150 or H3, is a Land Grid Array socket with 1150 land contacts, used for the latest generation of Intel desktop and server processors, built on Haswell architecture. The socket was introduced in June 2013, and it succeeded socket 1155, that worked with Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge generations of processors. The LGA1150 supports dual- and quad-core processors with up to 8 MB of L3 cache, dual-channel DDR3 memory controller, DMI 2.0 interface and PCI-Express 3.0. The socket 1150 works with DDR3 RAM with data rates up to 1600 MHz. It does not support DDR4 memory.
The socket H3 has 1150 land contacts arranged as a grid 40 x 40. The grid has 24 x 16 section de-populated in the center, and 66 land contacts are depopulated mostly from the socket corners and edges. Visually, the contacts look like two L-shaped sections, opposing each other. Like sockets 1155 and 1156, the LGA1150 uses Independent Loading Mechanism (ILM) to keep the processor in place, and to apply equal force to all socket contacts. The design of the ILM for socket H3 is similar to older LGA1155 and LGA1156 designs.
All processors, listed below, will physically fit into the socket 1150, although not all of them may be supported. For that reason, before buying a new CPU please always make sure that the CPU is compatible with your motherboard.
There are no CPUs from other manufacturers compatible with the socket 1150.
There are no sockets, compatible with the LGA1150. Notably, LGA1155 processors will not fit into socket 1150, and vice versa. However, fan/heatsinkls, designed for sockets 1155 and 1156, can be used with the LGA1150.
Compatible package types
1150-land Flip-Chip Land Grid Array (FC-LGA) package. LGA1155 package has the same size as the LGA1150, but it won't fit into the socket 1150.
Upgrading socket 1155 motherboards
For upgrade information on ASRock, ASUS, Biostar, ECS, EVGA, Foxconn, Gigabyte, Intel, Jetway, MSI, PC Chips and ZOTAC motherboards please see CPU-Upgrade CPU support database. If you can't find your motherboard on the cpu-upgrade website then use CPU-Z or similar program to determine your motherboard's chipset type, and then look for CPU upgrade information for that chipset. CPU support data for Intel chipsets can be found on CPU-Upgrade.com in the Intel chipsets section, or on Intel's website.
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