LGA-1851 socket compatible with AZZA’s LGA1700 coolers, manual confirms
Intel is silent on next-gen socket support, but cooling companies are not.
We have heard about LGA-1851 coolers before, and it won’t be the last time. However, Intel hasn’t officially announced this socket, which makes any information about it interesting for those who like to plan ahead. The latest news on this front comes from AZZA, a cooling company that has just unveiled two new products, the Cube 240 and Cube 360 all-in-one liquid coolers.
In their product manual, AZZA not only confirms that their coolers will be compatible with the LGA-1851 socket but also discloses that the new socket will utilize the same spacers and mounting kit as the current desktop socket. This information, coupled with Noctua’s previous confirmation of support for Intel’s upcoming socket using their existing products, strongly indicates that most of the current LGA-1700 coolers will indeed be compatible with Intel’s future platform.
The timing of this information does not come as a big surprise. Initially, Intel planned to introduce this new socket with the Meteor Lake-S series, but those plans have shifted, and Intel is now targeting the Arrow Lake-S series for the socket’s debut. This shift has led to adjustments in the roadmaps of Intel, motherboard manufacturers, and cooling companies, but it appears that many of these products were already in production. As a result, we are now seeing signs of these changes emerging.