Re: Intel X79 Chipset
the one thing you have to keep in mind is board makers like asrock and msi have already begun future proofing their snb boards with pci-e 3.0 for ivy bridge. I know asrock is doing it with a plx pci-e chip, not sure how msi is doing it. But don't you think that it would somehow give intel the hint that pci 3.0 is necessary even though they can't test with hardware yet? Otherwise, asrock and msi are about to lose a lot of money from their pci-e 3.0 boards if they fail when 3.0 hardware comes out.
Originally Posted by slaWter
New and very confusing rumors:
This downgrade might be ok for most.
But the confusing part starts with the CPU PCIe 3.0 lanes for the expansion slots. Some sites are reporting a downgrade to PCIe 2.0 as well, other side are saying that those are not affected. Such a downgrade would be horrible for the platform with such a long lifecycle.
We have to wait and see. Not sure if a downgraded but fast to market version is a smart choice for customers. Ok the motherboards are cheap but still...
There is probably one positive thing to all of this. With so many changes and different directions, we might see a 8 Core Extreme Edition after all
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