Socket 8

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Socket 8
Socket 8.jpg
Type ZIF
Chip form factors CPGA
Contacts 387
FSB protocol AGTL
FSB frequency 60–66MHz
Voltage range 3.1 or 3.3V
Processors Pentium Pro, Pentium II OverDrive

This article is part of the CPU socket series

The Socket 8 CPU socket was used exclusively with the Intel Pentium Pro and Pentium II Overdrive computer processors. Intel discontinued Socket 8 in favor of Slot 1 with the introduction of the Pentium II.

Technical specifications[edit]

An engineering sample of the Pentium II Overdrive CPU showing the bottom of the unit.

Socket 8 has a unique rectangular socket with 387 pins. It supports a FSB speeds ranging from 60 to 66 MHz, a voltage from 3.1 or 3.3V, and support for the Pentium Pro and the Pentium II OverDrive CPUs. Socket 8 also has a unique pin arrangement pattern. One part of the socket has pins in a PGA grid, while the other part uses a SPGA grid.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Intel Socket 8 Specification". Retrieved 2009-04-21.