For most people, the Sandy Bridge LGA-1155 carries enough power for everything they need. This includes most gamers and many enthusiasts wanting to overclock and push their systems up as high as they can. Certainly for mainstream users, media users, and light gamers, the Sandy Bridge platform offers more than enough flexibility and features. Even with all that, it seemed like Sandy Bridge was lacking. For many of us, the Sandy Bridge-E LGA-2011 release brought a flood of appealing features that the LGA-1155 platform left out. For extreme gamers and enthusiasts, the number of PCI-E lanes on the Sandy Bridge platform fell short. With the release of the LGA-2011 platform, Intel fixed this. They also added Quad-channel memory support, PCIe 3.0 support, and the option for CPUs with up to six cores.