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As details of upcoming Lynnfield processors and P55 chipset-based motherboards hit the scene, there is a growing buzz within the industry about the effects of bringing Nehalem down into the mainstream market segments. While X58 and Core i7 performance dominates, complete system pricing has kept some average consumers looking to upgrade wistfully on the fence. That roadblock will likely been cleared by P55 as the companies involved eagerly expect to see widespread adoption of the high performing and relatively affordable platform. On August 18, 2009, Loews Hotel in Santa Monica, California was host to Gigabyte's Invitational Press Day. The affair promised to provide an informative look at Intel's... Read more...
We have posted a few Intel Lynnfield motherboard sneak peeks here at HotHardware in the last few weeks (see here, and here for two of them), but we thought there was room to squeeze in one more.We recently had the chance to manhandle Asus' upcoming Rampage III Formula and thought some of you would like to check out what Asus has in store for one of their next RoG--Republic of Gamers--motherboards.As you can see, the Asus Maximus III Formula is built around a dark colored PCB, with red, white, and black accents. It has four DDR3 DIMM slots for dual-channel memory configurations, and each slot has an interesting retention clip configuration. If you look close, you'll see that the retention clips... Read more...
Ever since Intel debuted its high-end X58/Core i7 platform last November, there's been a virtual sea of users pressed against the candy shop windows. DDR3 prices have come down dramatically since Nehalem's launch, but with X58 motherboards still hovering around $175 and the Core i7 920 at $279, Intel's latest-and-greatest still commands a significant premium over the Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Quad families. Lynnfield (somewhat erroneously labeled as Core i5) and the accompanying P55 chipset (codenamed Ibex Peak) are meant to reduce the cost of building a Nehalem system, but trouble with Marvell's SATA 6GB controller will leave motherboard vendors with less room than they typically like when differentiating... Read more...
It appears the Intel P55 motherboard previews are all the rage the past couple of days. Despite the fact that we showed off one of Asus' higher-end P55 motherboards way back in early June, we thought we'd get into the mix as well and give you faithful HotHardware readers a gander at a couple of Gigabyte-built motherboards that also feature Intel's upcoming P55 chipset for LGA1156 processors, codenamed Lynnfield.First up is the Gigabyte GA-P55-UD4P. We can't offer any information about performance just yet, but are able to give you a glimpse at the hardware and what it has in store.          Gigabyte's GA-P55-UD4P(click for larger view) As you can see, the... Read more...
As is typically the case, there are plenty of hot, upcoming new products being showcased at the Computex event, currently going on in Taipei. And although Intel is yet to nail down a specific launch date and official product name, Asus is already showing off motherboards that will support Intel's upcoming mainstream Nehalem processor derivatives, codenamed Lynnfield--and sometimes referred to as Core i5, perhaps incorrectly.             Asus P7P55 Pro Lynnfield LGA-1156 Motherboard What you see pictured above is the Asus P7P55 Pro motherboard based on the Intel P55 PCH (platform controller hub). Due to the fact that Lynnfield processors feature an integrated memory... Read more...
Oh, brother -- again already? Just days after we heard that Intel was delayed its long awaiting Itanium chip to better its performance before shipping, in flies word that the chip maker is delaying yet another processor, and this one's arguably even more significant. Needless to say, Intel's Core i7 has been a huge hit with gamers and multimedia lovers alike, and it has no doubt generated millions for the company.Now, the processor's lower-end brother, which was on track to debut this July, will reportedly slip to early September. Indeed, we were even hearing about the Core i5 (codenamed Lynnfield) during CeBIT in March, but evidently things haven't gone quite as planned in Intel's laboratories.... Read more...
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