Originally Posted by meowth2
come on intel it's been too many socket change! be like amd on this matter. they keep changing sockets so more money!
Intel doesn't launch new chipsets just for the heck of it, the new sockets are needed due to the new features and changes that are made.
SB's igpu needed a new socket, SB-E's quad channel memory needed a new socket, Haswell's FIVR needed a new socket, and Haswell-E's FIVR (iirc) and DDR4 need a new socket.
If intel stayed with the same socket for years and years you'd just see the same thing you saw with LGA775, confusion as some chips were supported only in some boards but not in others. Chipsets made the difference back then.
And as for AMD, I'm sure they would also change sockets more frequently if they actually made some progress. That said, while intel has had 1155, 1150 and 2011 (and 2011-3) since SB's launch, AMD has had, AM3, AM3+, FM1, FM2, FM2+, AM1 (and G34).