A motherboard or also called main board have a technology than can support certain component to be able to work with and only what can support work or put in it.? Each main board support 1 type of 2 sockets that is available in the world, the AMD or Intel. The component is called possessor, board with AMD socket can only support this type and same for the other one.
A CPU socket uses a series of pins to connect a CPU?s processor to the PC?s motherboard. If a CPU is connected via a CPU socket, it is not soldered and can therefore be replaced.
CPU sockets are more common with desktop PCs than they are on laptops.
When buying a motherboard, finding the best motherboard isn’t just about making sure it has the features you want. Step one is making sure the motherboard has the right CPU socket (and a supported chip set) for your CPU model.
Even if you have the best CPU, it won’t work with just any CPU socket.
Intel has different socket types for its mainstream CPUs versus its high-end desktop (HEDT) ones, as does AMD.
Intel and AMD CPU Sockets: Below we break down the consumer CPU sockets for current and prior generation Intel and AMD desktop CPUs.
|CPU Brand||CPU Socket Name||CPU||Compatible Chipsets||Market|
|Intel||LGA 2066||10th Gen Core||X299||HEDT|
|Intel||LGA 1200||10th Gen Core||Z490, H470, B460, H410||Mainstream|
|Intel||LGA 1151||9th Gen Core, 8th Gen Core||Z390, Z370, Z370, Q370, H370, B365, B360, H310||Mainstream|
|AMD||sTRX4||Ryzen Threadripper 3000||TRX40||HEDT|
|AMD||TR4||Ryzen Threadripper 2000 and 1000||X399||HEDT|
|AMD||AM4||Ryzen 3000, 2000 and 1000||X570, X470, X370, B550, B450, B350, B450, A320, X300, A300||Mainstream|
Intel users can also figure out which CPU socket their chip uses with Intel’s directions on this page and use Intel?s Product Compatibility Tool to see which motherboard fits your CPU.
This article is part of the Tom’s Hardware Glossary.