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Old 28th June, 2011, 10:06 PM
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Post Intel’s LGA-2011 Socket & (X79) Motherboard

Board partners at Computex 2011 have risk raise Intel’s ire by introduction products base approximately the as yet unexpected X79 chipset and new LGA 2011 socket format for the Sandy Bridge E series of processors and we have had a look to see what’s going on. Talking to motherboard maker Gigabyte, we were told that the introduction of the LGA-2011 socket format and X79 chipset was pressed onward due to the launching of Socket AM3+ boards from Intel’s bitter rival AMD – but that the corporation isn’t allow any running sample to be shown, for fear of AMD getting wind speed of the potential performance gains the new platform brings.

The board on explain, a Gigabyte GA X79 UD3, features four DIMM slots for DDR3 memory due, we were told, to the X79 creation the move to quad channel memory from triple channel in the present Sandy Bridge chipset listings. This potentially, could lead to an imposing boost in performance over current systems. Gigabyte’s board also chains together Nvidia’s SLI and AMD’s CrossFireX for multi GPU gaming across various graphics cards and features a six phase voltage directive module design describe as original and aimed at those who like to tweak their systems.

While the board on display was a manufacturing sample still feature its Intel mandated debugging connector much of the complete product’s features can still be seen. Chief among these is a riches of SATA connectivity 12 ports in total for use with Intel’s Rapid Storage Technology enterprise or RSTe. USB 3.0 is also built-in, along with third age group PCI Express slots feature an striking 56 lanes in total. The board will need a Sandy Bridge E processor to operate a high end ‘enthusiast’ chip planned as Intel’s answer to AMD’s Bulldozer. While firm condition aren’t yet available, beginning in order points to a 3.3GHz six-core or eight core chip with plenty of cache and prices as high as $1,000.

A basis close to actions recommended to thing that Intel may be approaching the Sandy Bridge E series out ahead of time to stop AMD’s Bulldozer getting a strong hold, but this is as yet unverified.
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Old 30th June, 2011, 09:53 PM
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Impressive, thanks for the information MUff1N! @~$1000, let's see how many fly off the shelves.
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