Intel six-core Gulftown to support only 1066MHz DDR3?

Posted on Wednesday, May 27 2009 @ 00:05 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
FUD Zilla claims Intel's upcoming 32nm six-core Gulftown processor will be stuck with 1066MHz DDR3 memory.
Official support doesn’t mean that they won’t be able to reach DDR3 1333, 1600 or even 2000+ speeds, but as far as Intel is concerned, these speeds are not officially supported. In the event that they cannot be reached, Intel doesn’t need to replace your CPU or board.

Surprisingly enough, next generation 32nm six-core Gulftown CPU will again have support for DDR3 1066 and not even the 1333. Looks like a step back to us, but we are very sure that Gulftown will find a way to get DDR3 1333, 1600 and 2000+ speeds running on the X58 platform.


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