New intel socket and X68 chipset ?

Intel plan a New socket to replace LGA1366 in the Q3 2011 and may be a new X68 chipset as described in the bit-tech.net web site:

"Our sources in Taiwan also told us that the new chipset that will accompany this socket - inevitably being called "X68", although this is far from being an official name - will feature four DDR3 DIMM channels. It will only support one DIMM per channel as this maximises memory bandwidth, but memory density will be overall lower than current LGA1366, Core i7 systems as there will only be four sockets versus the six you see on current X58 boards. The chipset will include more PCI-E lanes of some description, either 2.0 or 3.0. "

New intel socket and X68 chipset ? New intel socket and X68 chipset ? Reviewed by Maherr Live on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 Rating: 5