Noctua confirms LGA 2066 will host Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X

We've heard rumors from pretty reliable sources, but Noctua just gave us our first official confirmation that Intel's next high-end desktop platform will use the LGA 2066 socket. In a press release about heatsink support for the new socket, Noctua says that most of its current coolers support "the new LGA 2066 socket of Intel's 'Basin Falls' X299 platform for Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X CPUs out of the box," and that it will provide updated mounting hardware for older heatsinks at no additional charge.

This isn't exactly a surprise to anyone who's been keeping an eye out for rumors, but it's nice to have an official source. It's also great to see Noctua keeping up its strong post-sale support. Noctua even says the heatsink mounting mechanism on LGA 2066 is "identical" to that of LGA 2011. Going by that statement, even other companies' LGA 2011-compatible heatsinks are likely to fit LGA 2066, and the socket dimensions are likely very similar, too. If you need updated mounting hardware, just contact Noctua with your proof of purchase.

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    • Krogoth
    • 2 years ago

    LGA2066 was going to be the same package size as LGA2011 the only difference is that it has more pins (for more power/bandwidth) and are keyed differently.

      • GrimDanfango
      • 2 years ago

      First you get the pins, then you get the power…

    • chuckula
    • 2 years ago

    Ah snap.
    I could have sworn Intel was finally going to make a chip that’s compatible with AM4 motherboards.

    CRYING EMOTICONED!! .·´¯`(>▂<)´¯`·.

      • ImSpartacus
      • 2 years ago

      I lost it.

      • auxy
      • 2 years ago


        • Growler
        • 2 years ago

        (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

        • MOSFET
        • 2 years ago

        hell yeah! (except, ya know, in ascii)

        • Shobai
        • 2 years ago

        Hold up, how long have you been back? Nice to see you around.

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