Intel P55 and P57 chipsets won't support SATA 3

Posted on Tuesday, Feb 24 2009 @ 01:25 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
FUD Zilla reports Intel's upcoming P55, which arrives in Q3 2009, and the P57 that comes in Q1 2010, won't support SATA 3.
This comes as quite a surprise, as AMD prepares its SB820 Southbridge that should have SATA 3 support and this Southbridge should launch in early 2010. Since both P55 and P57 are single chip chipsets Intel will have to release a new chipset to get SATA 3 support.

The SATA 3 specification will offer up to 750MB/s transfers while SATA 3 offers 3Gb/s or if we talk gigabytes only 375MB/s. Some SSD drives will definitely need SATA 3 bandwidth, especially when raided, and we are sure that Intel will get a chipset with SATA 3 support, but obviously not in Q1 2010.


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Re: Intel P55 and P57 chipsets won't support SATA 3
by Anonymous on Tuesday, Feb 24 2009 @ 13:36 CET
Wonder if they'll support USB 3