FUD Zilla claims Intel is planning to launch the X48 chipset in January. This contradicts earlier reports that the X48 chipset would be launched in November.
The current roadmap shows the X48 chipset ready for Q1 2008, to meet the launch schedule for the QX9770 FSB 1,600MHz CPU. The whole point of the new chipset is official support for 1,600MHz FSB and Intel plans to stick with DDR3 1,333MHz support as Jedec doesn’t recognize 1,600MHz as a standard. Obviously, X48 will let you drive your memory to 2,000MHz or beyond, but not officially. Intel will call this overclocking.
The new chipset also supports PCIe 2.0, Intel’s XMP, Extreme Memory Profiles for DDR3, but this is something that you will also see with the X38 chipset.