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Since Intel Z68 Express chipset is coming out around the corner, motherboard makers has turned their attention to the X79 Express chipset and planned to showcase the boards during COMPUTEX Taipei 2011. If you are lucky enough, you can catch some running demos somewhere.

Intel X79 chipset is codenamed Patsburg-HEDT PCH and its processor is codenamed Sandy Bridge-E and together they form the Waimea Bay platform, a two-chip solution. Intel X79 boards will be ready as early as August and Sandy Bridge-E processor about a month after.

Let's take a closer look at what this high end desktop chipset and Sandy Bridge-E processor have to offer.
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Finally, an upgrade from X58!
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Not anothet one, bye bye p67, seems like intel are getting accustomed to changing sockets like their underware, every few months
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Why only USB 2.0? My first thought was they would intentionally not support 3.0 because they want to charge for licensing fees for light peak...

But I don't see that on there either.

I'm confused.
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Not anothet one, bye bye p67, seems like intel are getting accustomed to changing sockets like their underware, every few months
Not really. There is an enthusiast chipset/socket and a mainstream chipset/socket. Don't think it'll change for a while now...but hey I could be wrong.
    
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Not anothet one, bye bye p67, seems like intel are getting accustomed to changing sockets like their underware, every few months
Each chipset serves a different purpose though.

P67 is entry level Sandy with no x16/x16 natively, Z68 has some SSD caching and supports Sandy Integrated graphics, and X79 will be similar to X58 supporting high end chips and x16/x16 natively along with quad channel memory.

It's not as if each chipset does the exact same thing. Although I agree on one level about them capitalizing on every little thing they can and screwing the early adopters of P67.
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Intel X79 boards will be ready as early as August and Sandy Bridge-E processor about a month after.
so soon? I thought that they would arrive late Q4...

Damn, need get my build fund rolling
 
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Heh, my current build is only 2 weeks old and here comes that darn Itch again lol
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Not anothet one, bye bye p67, seems like intel are getting accustomed to changing sockets like their underware, every few months

The X79 is not the successor of the P67, more the successor of the X58.

The Panther Point chipset Z77,Z75,H77 (Ivy bridge) is the successor ot the Couger Point P67,H67,Z68 (Sandy bridge).

The Panther Point chipset is due ~Q1 2012.
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so soon? I thought that they would arrive late Q4...

Damn, need get my build fund rolling
Same here!

Then sell that CPU and get the Ivy Bridge version a year later?
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SAS support is going to be native for consumers?
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