Intel just announced their new Haswell-E platform a few days ago. It comes accompanied with the new X99 chipset. This combo also brings new LGA 2011-3 socket. Prior to this, Intel’s HEDT platform (X79) came with LGA 2011 socket. This socket lasted for two CPU generation; Sandy Bridge-E and Ivy Bridge-E. Now with Haswell-E, the new LGA 2011-3 socket came. It’s a new iteration of the original socket and it comes 2011 pins same as the LGA 2011 socket. It comes with slightly different pin layout hence the new socket is not compatible with old processors. However, ASUS has taken one step further. They have developed a new socket called OC Socket which comes with 2071 pins and they claim that this proprietary socket brings several benefits.