These charts compares CPUs by socket type is made using thousands of PerformanceTest
benchmark results and is updated daily.
- CPU Sockets is the connector on the motherboard to which the CPU connects to and they determine which CPUs are compatible with which motherboards.
- While a CPU may fit a certain socket type, it is best to refer to the motherboard's datasheet to determine if it supported.
- Intel socket names typically refers to the number of pins of the socket/CPU.
- Sockets below are broken down by platform and are arranged from oldest to newest. The year the socket was introduced is listed underneath the socket name. Click on a socket name to see the CPUs that can be used with that socket type.