Ivy Bridge Intel: More Details on chipsets Panther Point

After the debacle chipset earlier this year there seems to be Sandy Bridge processors so slowly make their way into the home computer to pave. Sandy Bridge E are the high-end versions for the 4th Quarter more or less in the wings, as it is already planning for the 1st Half of 2012 busy the details of the upcoming Panther Point chipset.

The new features sounding pretty tempting: SATA 6 Gb / s, USB 3.0 and PCI Express 3.0 invite the upcoming processors and other components in combination to achieve excellence. In the latter technology is now a 128b130b code instead of the previously used 8b10b code used. The result is a 25% higher efficiency and a doubled bandwidth of 1 Gb / s per lane and direction. As always, be given in a 16-lane slot or in different configurations (or x8/x8) provided.
Apparently, with the new chipsets, the P-series completely erased, so that one speaks only of a Z75 and Z77. Also abolished the PCI slots, which disappear more and more from the consumer market. RAM slots it offers the usual set of 4, which are addressed in Dual Channel mode. There are also 2 x SATA 6 Gb / s and 4 x USB 3.0 and integrated Gigabit THERNET and HD Audio.
New is the Smart Response Technology, which we have already explained to the Z68 motherboard. As usual, the property of the H77 chip set that on overclocking and SLI / CrossFire must be eliminated.

Disappointing is the number of SATA 6 Gb / s ports, which was cut in the business sector even to only 1. But it offers several other features such as, for example, an anti-theft technology or other management options such as Intel's vPro and ISM and SBA - Overclocking was on there (of course) is waived.


source:XFastest / ComputerBase