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Why can not you replace an AMD processor with Intel processor?

The interface to the processor is different the interface between generations of intel processors are different.

Here’s a comparison between LGA 1700 12th generation Intel processor with LGA 1200 10th generation Intel processor

Why can not you replace an AMD processor with Intel processor?

Heck, besides just not having all the pins in the same place, they even use a different type of socket — AMD puts all the pins on the processor and you line it up and shove them all down the holes on the motherboard (PGA-style socket) while Intel puts them all on the motherboard and the CPU has a bunch of flat contacts and you apply leveraged force to the CPU to hold it in place (LGA-style socket). And that’s why you can’t just replace one with the other. At least not without replacing the motherboard at the same time.

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