LGA 1366

The Socket 1366 ( Socket B or also called LGA1366 ) is a processor socket for Nehalem -based processor series such as the Core i7.

Unlike its predecessor Socket Socket 775 it no longer binds to the processor via a classic front-side bus to the chipset to but. Means QuickPath Interconnect The base provides for multi-processor systems, the possibility of two (four) to use such QPI links, one for the connection to the chipset, one (three) for direct communication among the processors.

As in the Nehalem processors, a three-channel memory controller is built right, the base also provides appropriate pins to connect three DDR3 SDRAM buses.