Originally Posted by slaWter
Yeah the 8 Core Xeons will follow later on, probably with a lower clock.
But the bad news about SNB-E doesn't stop here. The latest Gigabyte slides show 40 PCIe 2.x lanes instead of the once planed PCIe 3.0 support. First the cut back on the dedicated PCIe 3.0 storage link and now this.
I'll skip this generation altogether and wait for Ivy Bridge E next year.
What are the real world advantages of PCIe 3.0 compared to PCIe 2.x? Will you notice a difference with current available hardware?
Honestly I think the best thing about SNB-E is the quad channel DDR3 and the 6 cores with HT for 12 threads. That alone should be more than enough to saturate any video card(s).