Intel X-79 goodness arriving at COMPUTEX 2011

/ 8 years ago

Intel’s new X-79 chipset is revving up for this years COMPUTEX event. Anyone heading over there will be able to watch some demo’s at the stalls and enjoy the latest in technology. Intel X79 boards are set to be ready as early as August and Sandy Bridge-E processors roughly one month later.

The chipset itself will be rather dry in terms of features, still with lack of support for USB 3.0. Although early adopters will be getting Quad-Channel DDR3 and PCIe Gen 3!

Here is a rundown of what this new chipset and the new E-Series will offer:

Sandy Bridge-E CPU Feature Overview

  • Up to 6 cores and 12 threads
  • 32-KB instruction and 32-KB data L1 cache per core
  • 256-KB shared instruction/data L2 cache per core
  • Up to 15 MB L3 cache (up to 2.5 MB per core) shared among all cores
  • Up to 40 PCIe Gen 3 Lanes (2×16 & 1×8)
  • 4 lanes of DMI2/PCI Express 2.0 interface
  • 4 Channels DDR3-1600 (1 DIMM per Channel)
  • Intel Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 (thermal control is the only limiter)
  • 130W TDP
  • LGA2011 Socket

Intel X79 Express Chipset (Patsburg-HEDT) Overview

  • 10 SATA 6Gbps ports with SAS capability
  • 4 SATA 3Gps ports
  • PCIe 3.0 x4 uplink for dedicated storage bandwidth
  • 8 PCIe 2.0 lanes
  • 14 USB 2.0 ports
  • Integrated Gigabit Ethernet MAC (Lewisville PHY)
  • Intel Rapid Storage Technology enterprise 3.0
  • SAS RAID support (0/1/10)
  • SAS Expander support
  • SATA RAID support (0/1/10/5)
  • Write Journaling
  • Open Source Linux support
  • 100MHz BCLK
  • Supports processor, memory and chipset overclocking
  • Supports Intel Extreme Tuning Utility 3.0 (XTU)
  • 8-layer PCB, 2oz copper recommended
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