Intel Panther Point chipset to offer USB 3.0

Posted on Thursday, Apr 07 2011 @ 22:09 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
FUD Zilla scooped some details about Intel's Panter Point, the chipset that will accompany the company's 22nm Ivy Bridge processors in early 2012. This new chipset will finally offer integrated USB 3.0 and will support three displays including HDMI 1.4 and DisplayPort 1.1 outputs.
The chipset supports both Ivy Bridge and Sandy Bridge CPUs, meaning the pin count remains the same, 1155. SATA 6 Gb/s is also available and let's hope that they won't mess it up this time around. Intel rapid storage technology is also on board, as well as PCIe 2.0 at 5 GT/s. The chipset supports three independent displays including HDMI 1.4 and Display port 1.1 support. This smells like 3D movie support to us.

Both old USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 are here and this is something that we are missing from current P67 and H67 boards. The future platform will chance things in very early 2012. Of course, the Panther Point chipset supports both mobile and desktop platforms so it is up to you to chose which machine you want to upgrade.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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