Update: New socket pictures show a lot more pins than just 6, you can check the link out in the comments below.
[Mini-Editorial] I was pretty impressed by ASUS’s recent innovation in the socket sector. I am talking ofcourse about the ASUS OC Socket, which boasts improved OC performance by granting the user more stability and higher voltage control thanks to more pins. Now while this all an impressive feat for an AIB to do, it begs the question whether we are looking at LGA 2011 at all.
Is the ASUS OC Socket Intel LGA 2011 at all? Or is it actually the ‘LGA 2017′ Homegrown Socket?
The LGA 2011-3 is Intel’s Socket designed to be used with its HEDT Processors. Now the 2011 indicates the amounts of pins in the socket and the ’3′ indicates the revision of the socket. Now that means that any LGA 2011 socket will have exactly 2011 pins. So is the ASUS OC Socket LGA 2011 then? Umm, no technically it is not. The ASUS OC Socket is compatible with the LGA 2011 but it is not in reality 2011. If you were to give it a name in Intel’s current nomenclature it would be LGA 2017 (the OC Socket has 6 additional pins apparently). Since ASUS has basically designed a completely new socket, I wouldn’t expect it to be rock solid and completely bug free at launch.