Get ready for LGA771. Take a look at this slide from an Intel press presentation on dual cores at the Intel Development Forum. Note the socket. Before you all write, it is not a typo. I asked.
Yup, another socket, and if it is not painfully clear from the slide, this is the new DP Xeon socket, which raises the possibility of a new Xeon MP socket. While a new MP socket would make a lot of technical sense, and ease life for people like me, geeks fear change, and this is a change.
Whatever the case, here is an exclusive "Inquirer Artist's Interpretation (TM) (R) (C) (Whatever)" of the new socket. µ
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