Socket LGA 1356 – CPU list Xeon and Pentium

LGA 1356 CPU list

Socket LGA 1356 is an intermediate CPU socket introduced by Intel Corporation in 2012. The socket is compatible with processors based on Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge architectures, which were the predecessors of the Haswell architecture. The LGA 1356 socket was designed for the high-end server and workstation platforms and was primarily used in the Intel Xeon E5-2400 and E5-1400 processor families.

An example of what the LGA 1356 socket looks like on a motherboard
Close-up of a Socket LGA 1356 CPU socket on a motherboard

Socket has 1356 pin contacts and supports quad-channel DDR3 memory, which offers higher bandwidth and lower power consumption than DDR2, the memory type used with the previous LGA1366 socket. It also supports the use of Intel’s QuickPath Interconnect (QPI) technology, which provides a high-speed interconnect between the CPU and other components in the system.

List of processors supported Socket LGA 1356

CPU NameCoreThreadsFrequencyCache memoryProcessTDPSystem MemoryLaunch Date
Intel Xeon E5-2470 v210202.40 GHz-3.20 GHz25MB22nm95WDDR3 800/1066/1333/16002014
Intel Xeon E5-2448L v210201.80 GHz-2.40 GHz25MB22nm70WDDR3 800/1066/1333/16002014
Intel Xeon E5-2438L v310201.80 GHz25MB22nm70WDDR3 800/1066/1333/16002015
Intel Xeon E5-2450L v210201.70 GHz-2.10 GHz25MB22nm60WDDR3 800/1066/1333/16002014
Intel Xeon E5-2450 v28162.50 GHz-3.30 GHz20MB22nm95WDDR3 800/1066/1333/16002014
Intel Xeon E5-24708162.30 GHz-3.10 GHz20MB32nm95WDDR3 800/1066/1333/16002012
Intel Xeon E5-24508162.10 GHz-2.90 GHz20MB32nm95WDDR3 800/1066/1333/16002012
Intel Xeon E5-1428L v38162.00 GHz20MB22nm65WDDR3 800/1066/1333/16002015
Intel Xeon E5-2440 v28161.90 GHz-2.40 GHz20MB22nm95WDDR3 800/1066/1333/16002014
Intel Xeon E5-2450L8161.80 GHz-2.30 GHz20MB32nm70WDDR3 800/1066/1333/16002012
Intel Xeon E5-2428L v28161.80 GHz-2.30 GHz20MB22nm60WDDR3 800/1066/1333/16002014
Intel Xeon E5-2448L8161.80 GHz-2.10 GHz20MB32nm70WDDR3 800/1066/1333/16002012
Intel Xeon E5-2428L v38161.80 GHz20MB22nm55WDDR3 800/1066/1333/16002015
Intel Xeon E5-2430 v26122.50 GHz-3.00 GHz15MB22nm80WDDR3 800/1066/1333/16002014
Intel Xeon E5-24406122.40 GHz-2.90 GHz15MB32nm95WDDR3 800/1066/13332012
Intel Xeon E5-2430L v26122.40 GHz-2.80 GHz15MB22nm60WDDR3 800/1066/1333/16002014
Intel Xeon E5-24306122.20 GHz-2.70 GHz15MB32nm95WDDR3 800/1066/13332012
Intel Xeon E5-1428L v26122.20 GHz-2.70 GHz15MB22nm60WDDR3 800/1066/1333/16002014
Intel Xeon E5-2420 v26122.20 GHz-2.70 GHz15MB22nm80WDDR3 800/1066/1333/16002014
Intel Xeon E5-2430L6122.00 GHz-2.50 GHz15MB32nm60WDDR3 800/1066/13332012
Intel Xeon E5-2418L v26122.00 GHz-2.00 GHz15MB22nm50WDDR3 800/1066/13332014
Intel Xeon E5-2418L v36122.00 GHz15MB22nm50WDDR3 800/1066/1333/16002015
Intel Xeon E5-24206121.90 GHz-2.40 GHz15MB32nm95WDDR3 800/1066/13332012
Intel Xeon E5-2428L6121.80 GHz-2.00 GHz15MB32nm60WDDR3 800/1066/13332012
Intel Xeon E5-1428L6121.80 GHz15MB32nm60WDDR3 800/1066/13332012
Intel Xeon E5-2407 v2442.40 GHz-2.40 GHz10MB22nm80WDDR3 800/1066/13332014
Intel Xeon E5-2407442.20 GHz10MB32nm80WDDR3 800/10662012
Intel Xeon E5-2418L482.00 GHz-2.10 GHz10MB32nm50WDDR3 800/1066/13332012
Intel Xeon E5-2403 v2441.80 GHz-1.80 GHz10MB22nm80WDDR3 800/1066/13332014
Intel Xeon E5-2403441.80 GHz10MB32nm80WDDR3 800/10662012
Intel Xeon E5-2408L v3481.80 GHz10MB22nm45WDDR3 800/1066/1333/16002015
Intel Pentium 1405 v221.40 GHz6MB22nm40WDDR3 800/1066/13332014
Intel Pentium 1405221.20 GHz-1.80 GHz5MB32nm40WDDR3 800/10662012

Comparison of LGA 1356 with LGA 2011

LGA1356 works with processors based on Sandy and Ivy Bridge architectures. The performance is similar to processors for LGA 2011 socket. However, there are the following differences:

  • Memory controller supports 3 channels instead of 4
  • Number of PCIe lanes supported by the processor controller has been reduced to 24 (compared to 40 in LGA2011 processors)
  • There is only 1 QPI bus, and the maximum multiprocessor configuration includes only 2 sockets (compared to up to 4 on the LGA2011 socket).
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All processors have a locked multiplier, which prevents overclocking. However, models with the highest frequency can still be considered as an initial performance solution. Processors with 8 and 10 cores but a lower clock speed are well-suited for work. Three-channel DDR3 memory allows approaching the speed of entry-level dual-channel DDR4. The main problem now is the lack of high-quality motherboards, but it is possible to find new Chinese motherboards on the market.

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