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[TPU] Intel 8-series "Lynx Point" Chipset Models Surface

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The lineup is quite predictable. At the top of the pile is the feature-rich Z87, which has all the features of the platform, plus overclocking features. This is followed by Z85, which apart from features such as Rapid Storage Technology, could lack RAID for its SATA ports (could only feature AHCI and IDE modes). Then there's H87, which has all the features of Z87, except platform overclocking features. Q87 and Q85 are for large business desktops, and feature various client management features. Then there's B85, for small businesses. Lynx Point could feature as many as six SATA 6 Gb/s ports. Rapid Storage Technology will be updated to present users with a level of customization. Then there's Fast Boot, which speeds up system startup, provided an Intel SSD is used for caching.

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Good thing "overclocking improvements" is in there.
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This is what I'm upgrading to next year!
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I think it is pointless to have Z85 or Q85. smile.gif
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Umm....2 new sockets??
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Then there's Fast Boot, which speeds up system startup, provided an Intel SSD is used for caching.

I wonder why this. Shameless money grab? Exclusive technology? They simply know their own product better?
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Fast Boot sounds like Intel Rapid Start, an epic-fail techs. Good to know about "improvement overclock ability"
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I can see why they didn't opt for Z88...

In the meantime, AMD's A85X has got 8 SATA 6 Gbit/s ports - why can Intel produce outstanding processors, but not chipsets?
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Originally Posted by crust_cheese View Post

I can see why they didn't opt for Z88...
In the meantime, AMD's A85X has got 8 SATA 6 Gbit/s ports - why can Intel produce outstanding processors, but not chipsets?

I can't think of any reason apart from Hitl.. ow

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I'm not sure about that chipset but I don't recall poor performance from Intel ?
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Is it me or their releases dates are coming quicker ? Are they worried about ARM competition which will be soon here ?
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