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Thursday, 06 October 2011 13:12

Intel rumoured to have its X58 chipset replacement ready

Written by Nick Farell


The X58 is dead long live the X79
The dark satanic rumour mill has been manufacturing a hellish yarn claiming that Intel's is going to kill off its venerable X58 chipset.

But according to the latest rumour, Intel has its successor all ready to go.  The  X79 successor will launch next month, as Intel pushes the X58 into a retirement home. It is looking like orders for the X58 chipset will stop on April 27th, 2012, and the chip giant will ship the chipsets through to October 5, 2012.  For those who came in late, the world is expected to end in December 2012. If you want to try the X79 you are going to have to be quick.  Still at least Intel is preparing for the end of one of its most famous chipsets.

There have been  X79 powered mainboards from ECS and Foxconn announced as being in the pipeline. Based on that it would look like the X58 has got roughly a year left before it becomes a Norwegian Blue.
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+1 #1 Skynet 2011-10-06 22:50
If Intel came out and 100% guaranteed that LGA-2011 would be around for a minimum of 2 generations, ie High-End Ivy Bridge, then i would invest in it but you just never know with Intel so i'm not going to spend big bucks in a betamax or HD DVD!

AMD need to do the same too, if they properly announce how long chipsets will be around then people will not hold back in fear that it might not be around 2 minutes. If AMD had said AM3+ was going to be around so long as it has been they would have had my money already and i would be gearing up to give them more but upgrading to Bulldozer any day now.
 
 
+1 #2 Seraphim401 2011-10-07 01:05
I don't care what Intel says.I'm sticking to my plan to skip one generation before upgrading.All I care about now,is for the price of the i7 970 to come down.

The ball is in your court now AMD!
 
 
-2 #3 Cartman 2011-10-07 03:30
Ok then someone should tell Intel that after the World ends he can come on Bulldozer after-end-of-the-world-lan-party
 
 
0 #4 TBSFUD 2011-10-07 08:24
I think Ivy bridge is definitely the one to wait for. By then hopefully PCIe3 is sorted and competition from AMD will drive prices down.
 
 
-1 #5 ph0b0s 2011-10-07 11:58
Part 1/2
I don't get this news story. Hasn't everyone and their dog known for at least the last 6 months that Intel are bring out the high end Sandy Bridges at the end of 2011. And that x79 will be the chip set they run on. And that in effect this replaces the X58 chipset

I completely fail to see where the news is here. Unless I am missing some inside joke this is a complete waste of webspace.
 
 
-1 #6 ph0b0s 2011-10-07 12:01
Part2/2
And that X58 was so long live. Well that is obviously becuase with Nathelem Intel launched the high end stuff first and with Sandy bridge they launched that mainstream first. Hardly something that needs a lot of analysis. This gap cannot obviously be as big again as Intel cannot make do the exact same swap in high end / low end launches again.

In fact this article is just an insult to everyone intelligence. There does not need to be a rumour about it being ready as we already have kit out their being previewed by websites.

Wait I get it the news was posted 6 months ago and through some temporal anomily has only just shown up....
 
 
0 #7 DJDestiny 2011-10-12 08:34
And people need a new motherboard soon ....
 

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