This socket is for Comet Lake and Rocket Lake - Rocket Lake is the new 2nd gen new architecture (Ice Lake was Sunny Cove - Gen1 - Tiger Lake is Willow Cove which is Gen2) but on the 14nm node. Ice Lake saw a 30% increase in IPC and Tiger Lake takes those improvement further - and with the maturity of the 14nm process, and it's ability to hit high frequencies - make Rocket Lake significant. I don;t think it will come out of the gate at 5Ghz - but with the massive uplift in IPC - even 4-4.5Ghz it will be well worth the upgrade from i9900K.Why make a new socket for what must be one of the last 14nm chip series? Would it not make more sense to keep with 1151 until they move to 10/7nm?
Because Intel... They already did a 4 socket spec dance in the 115x series because they could. Why just sell new chips when you can sell new chipsets too? Even if they are slight revisions with seemingly no technical reasons. Honestly it seems more consumer marketing related.Why make a new socket for what must be one of the last 14nm chip series? Would it not make more sense to keep with 1151 until they move to 10/7nm?