The new motherboard / socket, again, though...surely someone at Intel has figured out that the backlash isn't as bad as the extra sales of boards and chipsets. They'd earn a lot of goodwill if they didn't change the socket every single iteration as it seems like they have recently.
Purportedly, the new socket/chipset will support Ice Lake-S when it eventually comes down the pipe.
Intel has generally supported two generations of CPU per motherboard, but Intel's marketing "generations" have become little more than a minor re-tweaking of the same Skylake microarchitecture on the same 14 nm fabrication process over (Kaby Lake) and over (Coffee Lake) and over (Coffee Lake Refresh) and over (Comet Lake) again rather than the hugely successful Tick-Tock
development strategy that prevailed for many generations up until Skylake arrived in 2015.
Matching up with the lifetime of AMD's socket AM3 and AM4, Intel has offered several more motherboard options for their desktop CPUs:
LGA1159 with 400-series chipset: Comet Lake, e.g.: 14nm Core i9-10900KF
LGA1151v2 with 300-series Cannon Point chipset: 14nm Coffee Lake, e.g.: Core i7-8700K
and 14nm Coffee Lake "Refresh", e.g.: Core i9-9900K
LGA1151v1 with 100-series Sunrise Point and 200-series Union Point chipsets: 14nm Skylake, e.g.: Core i7-6700K
and 14nm Kaby Lake, e.g.: Core i7-7700K
LGA1150 with 80-series Lynx Point and 90-series Wildcat Point chipsets: 22nm Haswell, e.g.: Core i7-4770K
and 14nm Broadwell, e.g.: Core i7-5775C
LGA1155 with 60-series Cougar Point(defective!
) and 70-series Panther Point chipsets: 32nm Sandy Bridge, e.g.: Core i7-2600K
and 22nm Ivy Bridge, e.g.: Core i7-3770K
LGA1156 with 50-series Ibex Peak chipsets: 45nm Lynnfield, e.g.: Core i7-870 and 32nm Clarkdale, e.g.: Core i5-670