Intel Conroe motherboards to need new VRM

Posted on Saturday, Feb 04 2006 @ 02:25 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
There are still some problems regarding the launch of Intel's Conroe processors and the situation with the platforms that would support Conroe is not entirely clear yet.
Given that the launches of Intel Conroe central processing units (CPUs) and Intel 965 chipset series seem to be aligned, it is highly probably that the forthcoming mainboards will support the forthcoming processors. The status of Conroe support by currently available mainboards is not that obvious. It looks like today’s mainboards, even those built on the latest Intel 975X chipset, will not be compatible with the upcoming processors known as Conroe. Nonetheless, Intel seem to have no plans to release a new high-end core-logic in the middle of the year, thus, the chipset that is to support possible high-speed Conroe processors is the Intel 975X. That said, there seem to be no actual compatibility issues between the Conroe processors and the Intel 975X chipset: the problem lies with the mainboards..
Read on over at X-bit Labs.


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