Thursday, April 26th 2012

Intel 8-series "Lynx Point" Chipset Models Surface

With its 22 nm "Ivy Bridge" CPU and 7-series "Panther Point" platform turning into a reality, Intel is moving on to development of the new 22 nm "Haswell" architecture. Entry-thru-performance segment Core "Haswell" processors will be built on the new LGA1150 package, and will be driven by a new series of platform controller hubs, codenamed "Lynx Point". We already know a tiny bit about the way Haswell+Lynx Point platform is structured, and the features that could come standard with it. A new VR-Zone report lists out all the chipset models Intel will carve out using the silicon.

The lineup is quite predictable. At the top of the pile is the feature-rich Z87, which has all the features of the platform, plus overclocking features. This is followed by Z85, which apart from features such as Rapid Storage Technology, could lack RAID for its SATA ports (could only feature AHCI and IDE modes). Then there's H87, which has all the features of Z87, except platform overclocking features. Q87 and Q85 are for large business desktops, and feature various client management features. Then there's B85, for small businesses. Lynx Point could feature as many as six SATA 6 Gb/s ports. Rapid Storage Technology will be updated to present users with a level of customization. Then there's Fast Boot, which speeds up system startup, provided an Intel SSD is used for caching.

Source: VR-Zone
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12 Comments on Intel 8-series "Lynx Point" Chipset Models Surface

#1
CoreDuo
Still wondering what "Hotham 1.0" is...

Sounds like a planet in the Star Wars extended universe.
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RejZoR
by: CoreDuo
Still wondering what "Hotham 1.0" is...

Sounds like a planet in the Star Wars extended universe.
Or something from a McDonalds menu. Hot Ham...
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#3
NC37
by: RejZoR
Or something from a McDonalds menu. Hot Ham...
That would be Hot McHam...a delicious meat based product with real pork.

Disclaimer...

Less than 1% pureed pork byproduct. The other 99% is pureed meat byproduct from various small mammal sources.
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#4
dieterd
Ivy is just out and here - new platform, new CPu after less than 3Qs - is it smart from Intel to PR his next at this point? I mean - if I had Sandy system and they would give away Ivys for free - I would be to lazy to switch them now - I would wait for Haswell that little time
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#5
Scheich
Ivy is not a real product, they just allow you to share some of the developement costs for the next gen.
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#6
happita
Why in the first slide, it shows that Lynx Point uses PCI-E Gen 2.0 when the next slide for the Haswell architecture shows it utilizes PCI-E 3.0? I'm confused here :confused:
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xenocide
by: happita
Why in the first slide, it shows that Lynx Point uses PCI-E Gen 2.0 when the next slide for the Haswell architecture shows it utilizes PCI-E 3.0? I'm confused here :confused:
I think they are slides from 2 different presentations. The original Lynx Point one that says 2.0 I swear I saw at some point last year, and the other one appears to be newer, and says it supports 3.0. Intel probably assumed it would use PCI-express 2.0 since 3.0 didn't really have any hardware that needed it. Not with the 6xx and 7xxx series out using PCI-express 3.0, they've amended it.
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#8
radrok
by: dieterd
Ivy is just out and here - new platform, new CPu after less than 3Qs - is it smart from Intel to PR his next at this point? I mean - if I had Sandy system and they would give away Ivys for free - I would be to lazy to switch them now - I would wait for Haswell that little time
Well you have to remember that while IVB isn't appealing for desktop users it is a massive improvement for mobile computing, a 35W TDP quad core isn't a small feat! Especially with such high IPC.

On another note I wonder how many PCIe lanes will Haswell have, I think that Intel should step up from 16 on the mainstream platform.

I'm glad they'll put more sata 6 Gb/s ports.
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#9
badtaylorx
idk....i was thinking of going ivy bridge.....maybe i should wait to see how haswell performs.....
just kidding hahaahahah
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#10
Delta6326
by: badtaylorx
idk....i was thinking of going ivy bridge.....maybe i should wait to see how haswell performs.....
just kidding hahaahahah
I have been doing this sense Core 2 quad :D Still waiting...
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Soup
by: CoreDuo
Still wondering what "Hotham 1.0" is...

Sounds like a planet in the Star Wars extended universe.
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b0unc3r82pl
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by: Delta6326
I have been doing this sense Core 2 quad :D Still waiting...
Same here. Nothing worth to change for right now... Q9650 still works as it should.
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