Z68 and LGA2011 on track!
It didn't take long for additional details to make its way online about Intel's Z68 motherboards that we wrote about earlier today and now a slide detailing both models have appeared over at Xfastest which gives a lot more details than what we'd seen so far. It also gives us a few additional details of Intel's upcoming consumer focused Patsburg chipset models codenamed Siler and Thorsby that we wrote about a few weeks ago.
It's interesting that Intel has chosen to go with eight DIMMs, as this means two DIMMs per channel as the LGA-2011 Sandy Bridge-E processors use quad channel memory. However, as the memory controller will throttle the memory speed if you add more than one DIMM per channel, this seems like a bad move on a consumer motherboard as it could have a potential negative impact on the system performance. Pictures that leaked of a somewhat blurred out MSI board about a month ago showed that MSI had decided to go with only one DIMM per channel for a total of four DIMMs and we're not sure why Intel didn't do the same.