INFO: What is new with the LGA2011 chipset from Intel?
Description: This technical article gives an overview of the LGA2011 Chipset from Intel?
There are a few things to look at when looking at the LGA2011 chipset (Sandy Bridge-E). The first big thing would be that it only supports four and six core i7 processors (ex i7-3820, i7-3930k and i7-3960X). Also that it has 8 or 12 threads (or cores) depending on the type of processor that you would use when using hyper-threading.
The LGA2011 has integrated quad memory channels, which allows for the support of DDR3-1600 RAM. With great power and speed, you will have some things taken away. Like the Intel HD Graphics, also with more power consumption at 130w.
But still there are more good things about the LGA2011. It still supports Turbo 2.0 like most of the other Core Series CPUs. Also it supports up to 15MB Intel Smart Cache and has a 40 PCI express lanes! This is a seriously fast socket and can handle almost anything you can throw at it!