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Intel's 9-series chipsets not expected to support SATA Express

By Shawn Knight
Nov 13, 2013
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  1. Those hoping Intel’s next generation motherboard platform would arrive with SATA Express support appear set for disappointment. Despite multiple reports earlier this year claiming the technology would ship with Intel 9 Series chipsets, that no longer looks to be the...

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  2. hahahanoobs

    hahahanoobs TS Booster Posts: 967   +97

  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,980   +1,488

    Yeah, chip-set enhancements would be more of a mainstream elements. Anyone needing SATA Express can purchase an add-in card because the machine will likely not be a gaming rig and will have several open card slots.
  4. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    AMD might not have the majority of market share, but maybe they can do what Intel drags out. The fact that the standard was finalized in August probably would not mean Intel would be changing their Road map. Intel is a big ship, and to turn they need a real and big fat cool reason.
  5. JC713

    JC713 TS Evangelist Posts: 6,954   +900

    Wow, I was pretty mad to see this. I guess I can upgrade my PC now since SATA will be prominent for at least another 2 years.
  6. waterytowers

    waterytowers TS Rookie Posts: 85

    That is what they want, Intel delays new feature, this is not news this is what happens in a monopoly.
  7. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 3,034   +738

  8. VitalyT

    VitalyT TS Evangelist Posts: 1,810   +542

  9. Blue Falcon

    Blue Falcon TS Enthusiast Posts: 148   +41

    Meh, Broadwell is going to be a waste of time anyway. Skylake is where it's at:

    512-bit AVX 3.2 instructions
    PCIe 4.0
    SATA Express
    DDR4
    2nd generation mature 14nm that should yield superior overclocks to Broadwell
    More tangible 10-15% increase in IPC

    Every single Tock Intel has ever made for the desktop has been a lame update from their Ticks. Intel has never made a Tock worth waiting for. Even the excellent update to Q6600 with the form of Q9550 was ultimately embrassed by the basic i5 750 chip.

    Someone who follows the desktop CPU industry closely will skip Broadwell because Skylake is the first legitimate upgrade to Haswell. Fingers cross that Intel finally fixed the cheapo TIM on Skylake and goes with the solder route.


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