Originally Posted by Purger
Did I say anything about chipsets?
I'm more confused about the socket situation. Is Broadwell going to be on 1150, and simply not supported by Z87? If so, that's just confusing.
The Haswell and Haswell Refresh platform would be compatible with LGA 1150 socket. Both processor series would be compatible with 8-Series and 9-Series chipsets.
While Broadwell would also be compatible with LGA 1150 socket, it would however remain incompatible with the 8-Series chipset (Z87) since Broadwell requires a new power supply configuration that is and would only be available through the 9-Series chipsets (Z97/H97/B95).
So Broadwell would only be compatible with 9-Series chipset while Haswell/Haswell Refresh processors would be compatible with both 8-Series and 9-Series chipsets. Possible introduction of DDR4 is rumored by VR-Zone with new 9-Series chipset boards.
DDR4 on the other hand is also expected to make its debut on the Haswell-E HEDT platform. The Haswell-E processors would be supported by LGA 2011-13 socket types with the latest X99 chipset.
The upcoming ivy Bridge-E would be compatible with the past LGA 2011 socketed motherboards through a BIOS update. (X79 Chipset).