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Friday, 22 April 2011 12:43

Intel's Z68 comes on May 11th

Written by Slobodan Simic
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The "new LGA 1155 chipset"
Although it has already been rumoured for a May launch, we managed to confirm that Intel's Z68 LGA 1155 chipset with Sandy Bridge support will launch on May 11.

As noted, the Intel Z68 Express chipset supports Intel's Sandy Bridge processors and will be marketed as a "performance overclocking chipset" that has support for CPU, memory, as well as processor graphics overclocking support. The Z68 can easily be considered as the tweaked P67 as it brings display outputs and RST SSD caching, while the rest of the specs are pretty much on par with the P67.

Other thing that also seperates the Z68 from the P67 is LucidLogix's Virtu graphics switching software that will be supported by some, if not all, MB manufacturers, but honestly don't get you hopes up as Lucid's solutions had history of falling short when it comes to support, and there were some rumors that this one is no exception either, but we'll hold on with info until we manage to get more details regarding it in the next few days.

The current schedule puts the launch of the Z68 on May 11th which makes more sense than the previously rumoured May 8th (Sunday) launch date. The good thing about Z68 is that it price shouldn't be that much higher when compared to the P67.

More info regarding the Z68 should appear as we draw closer to the launch day.

Last modified on Friday, 22 April 2011 12:48
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+4 #1 ivansoze 2011-04-23 05:16
..and then SBe...interesting year ahead, best to all 4 Easter..
 
 
+3 #2 Relayer 2011-04-23 16:25
Curious about the, "Lucid's solutions had history of falling short when it comes to support". I haven't heard anything like this before. Can you elaborate a bit? Intel is putting a lot of faith in LucidLogix.
 
 
+1 #3 azrael 2011-04-23 18:15
Only Intel manages to drum up so much interest in a chipset, which isn't artificially limited. This is the exact same chipset as the P67 and the H67 (as well as the other 6 series chipsets), only with less circuits fused off. It still doesn't enable ECC memory support in the CPU's memory controller. You need a C2 series chipset and a "Xeon" for that.
 
 
-4 #4 Drac 2011-04-24 09:21
Quoting azrael:
blablabla..typical BS... It still doesn't enable ECC memory support in the CPU's memory controller. You need a C2 series chipset and a "Xeon" for that.


and why would average Joe need ECC memory support?average user dont need this,its costly,and its not usefull for home user,there will be (is) server boards with all those things,so why Intel should do this with home users?totally pointless
 
 
+6 #5 azrael 2011-04-24 10:54
Quoting Drac:
and why would average Joe need ECC memory support?average user dont need this,its costly,and its not usefull for home user,there will be (is) server boards with all those things,so why Intel should do this with home users?totally pointless

Typical comment of the uninformed. First of all Intel has designed *one* chipset and then fuses off sections to artificially segment the price and market. Second, ECC memory hardly costs more than regular memory these days. Socalled "overclocking" memory costs a lot more. Why would you want ECC memory? Considering that 8GB+ is fast getting to be the norm today, and the more memory the higher the likelihood for errors, why *wouldn't* you want ECC memory. Especially since support is already in all of the hardware.
 
 
0 #6 Nucleus 2011-04-26 10:30
See original (german) Interview with Gigabyte's Bastian Fröhlig:

http://www.tech-review.de/include.php?path=content/articles.php&contentid=10984
 
 
0 #7 big008h 2011-04-26 14:37
This is good news indeed... although, I really am looking forward to this fall. Hopefully we will get some x68 goodness "The new LGA 1366" (assumed codename).
 
 
0 #8 bardenck 2011-04-27 00:21
lets talk about what everything is really worth here. i have an i5 760. i previously owned a e5400. i strayed away from SB because of faulty mobo's, now sb has a chip better than mine for 20 bucks cheaper.... my chip is still the same price! wtffffff... i dont get it... my chip is damn good, so no problem there...why dont old chips get cheaper? core2quad is still more expensive than i5's.... what gives? we can talk about this all day long and if you just wait 2 months you can something better for cheaper????? intel or newegg needs to change up some pricing....when it comes to gaming, which is all a new cpu is honestly good for, a core2 competes with the best of them when it comes to single gpu.....desktop comps are losing market share to tablets ...etc..
 
 
0 #9 bardenck 2011-04-27 00:30
continued......sell me a cheap core2 and a single 580 and im good, no one is benefiting from super cpu's unless you have multi gpu, which is a slim market share...
 
 
+1 #10 ivansoze 2011-04-27 11:08
Agree...but we live in hope for The Next Big Thing!!! BF3????
 

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