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Intel's new CPU will follow a new hybrid architecture that will be more powerful than previous generations through the use of high-performing, efficient cores. This new architecture will have a direct impact on the appearance of the CPU, as Alder Lake features an additional 500 contacts compared to its predecessors (i.e., 1200 to 1700); as a result, the socket had to be greatly enlarged.
The heat spreader has a larger surface than before and most notably is no longer square, but rectangular. While this new generation of Intel CPUs promise even more performance, at the moment no readily available CPU cooler is compatible with the change.