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Thursday, 25 November 2010 10:45

Intel high end 2011 chipset remains X58E

Written by Fuad Abazovic
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Not X68

 

Intel Gulftown six-core Extreme Edition CPUs are working happily on X58 based motherboards, and most of the new socket B 1366 motherboards already have X58E chipset.

Intel still officially talks only about X58 chipset that was introduced almost two years ago in Q4 2008 and there are no any changes in the official chipset listing at Intel’s webpage.

Some daring companies such as Gigabyte claim that many of their motherboards do have this new chip including Gigabyte MB GA-X58A-UD3R, GA-X58A-UD5 and GA-X58A-UD7.

At this time there is no indication about any changes in the high-end chipset market and we can confirm that the future Core i7 990X Extreme edition fits in the same X58E motherboard. There are no X68 plans, at least not now and they won’t materialize soon.

It looks like that X58E motherboards will have to reach for USB 3.0 support from the third party vendors as two years can do a lot to features inside of one’s chipset.

Last modified on Thursday, 25 November 2010 11:00
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+12 #1 Nerdfighter 2010-11-25 11:04
How about LGA2011?
 
 
+2 #2 Naterm 2010-11-25 12:17
LGA2011 is a two QPI socket. I think it's unlikely that it'll be used for the next generation of high-end desktop processors. Not impossible, but not likely. Intel has the little mentioned LGA1356 coming next year and I believe that'll be used for the enthusiast Sandy Bridge processors. I could be wrong, though.
 
 
+5 #3 loadwick 2010-11-25 13:05
A pretty confusing or pointless article there Fuad.

Are you saying that Sandy Bridge is going to use X58E and not X68 or are you just saying that Intel isn't changing its socket until it changes its CPU which is about as obvious as it gets!
 
 
+5 #4 ph0b0s 2010-11-25 16:50
What the hell is X58E and how it it different to X58. Looking at the websites of some of the motherboards you say have this 'new' chip, they list X58 Express chipset which has been out since 1366 was first released.

Please check your facts as this story is very confusing. Also it is not news as Intel announced a long time ago that Sandy Bridge would only be used in the mainstream market as a 1156 replacement until at least q4 2011 when 22nm comes in. I.E 1366 CPU's can only be replaced by 22nm Sandy Bridge CPU's becuase of heat I assume.

I expect better of Fudzilla
 
 
-2 #5 stun 2010-11-25 19:01
Quoting loadwick:
Are you saying that Sandy Bridge is going to use X58E and not X68 or are you just saying that Intel isn't changing its socket until it changes its CPU which is about as obvious as it gets!

Sandy Bridge goes onto P67 chipset.

This is just a guess but I think Intel has plans for Light Peak and PCIe 3.0
Seeing how USB 3.0 seems like it is not on Intel's priority list made me think that way.

I'd say we have to wait and see for early 2012.
 
 
-4 #6 DJDestiny 2010-11-25 21:06
So ... Intel finally has dual - channel QPI ( Or HT-esque ) as mainstream soon .
Didn't AMD have that LONG TIME AGO ?!
 
 
+1 #7 Dracusis 2010-11-25 23:31
If a website is going to report on technical news the journalists and reporters really do need to have a solid grasp of the language (English) the site it written in.

This is getting beyond pathetic fudz.
 
 
+8 #8 loadwick 2010-11-26 00:38
Quoting Dracusis:
If a website is going to report on technical news the journalists and reporters really do need to have a solid grasp of the language (English) the site it written in.

This is getting beyond pathetic fudz.




I like to think of Fudzilla as a really fit foreign exchange student, most of what she says doesn't make any sense but you still can't stop looking!!

At the end of the day their English is far better than my foreign language skills and I think that could be said for the majority of the English speaking world. The other day they used the phrase ‘more silent’ which made me laugh but we all knew what they meant. Their English might not be perfect but they always manage to communicate what they are talking about.
 
 
0 #9 loadwick 2010-11-26 01:43
Quoting stun:
Quoting loadwick:
Are you saying that Sandy Bridge is going to use X58E and not X68 or are you just saying that Intel isn't changing its socket until it changes its CPU which is about as obvious as it gets!
Sandy Bridge goes onto P67 chipset.This is just a guess but I think Intel has plans for Light Peak and PCIe 3.0Seeing how USB 3.0 seems like it is not on Intel's priority list made me think that way.
I'd say we have to wait and see for early 2012.

The low and mid-range will use LGA-1155 called P67 (and i think H57 plus something called Z58) but none of these are true high-end chips that will replace the X58 that up until now we were calling X68 but Fuad seems to think that this is no longer the case. Just checking what he means by this.
 
 
+1 #10 Naterm 2010-11-26 07:51
Quoting DJDestiny:
So ... Intel finally has dual - channel QPI ( Or HT-esque ) as mainstream soon .
Didn't AMD have that LONG TIME AGO ?!


Er...no. AMD only has one HT link on single socket processors, two HT links on dual socket, ect. Intel is the same way, one QPI link is to communicate to the chipset and further QPI links are for inter-CPU communication.
 

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