November 15 Launch Date for Sandy Bridge-E

Unlike AMD, Intel is apparently able to give out a real launch date. That they are pushing SB-E so quickly is a bit weird, though. Not so confident that they blow Bulldozer away after all? Or over-confident that with the delayed Bulldozer launch they'll be able to sweep sales from under AMD's feet?

Even as AMD struggles to get its FX series processors out, and into to the market, Intel seems to be doing the opposite: trying to get Sandy Bridge-E (enthusiast) out as quickly as possible. The new high-end desktop/workstation platform was slated for December, and then there was news that chipset delays could push it into 2012. Fresh news pin-points the launch date to Week 46 of 2011, more specifically, November 15. On that day, Intel will have processors as well as compatible Desktop Board products (Intel-branded motherboards) out in the markets, ready for purchase. Ideally, motherboard vendors should have their socket LGA2011 products stocked up by then, too.

Intel will begin the Sandy Bridge-E platform with Core i7-3960X Extreme Edition 6-core Unlocked processor, Core i7-3930K 6-core Unlocked processor, and Core i7-3820 4-core processor. Intel X79 Express is the De facto desktop chipset. The first compatible Intel Desktop Board products include DX79SI, and DX79TO.


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United States Hondacity says:

asus rog / msi boards please :D

Belgium Massman says:

I wonder what Evga will come up with. This will be their first high-end board after losing their R&D team to Sapphire and Shamino to ASUS. Well, actually, that makes me wonder about the Sapphire boards too. Oh, right. And Intel extreeeeme boards of course.

United States Hondacity says:

I like some Intel server boards, there are some oc options on them. Heatsinks on their vrms. I wonder what they'll implement for these highend products. The sapphire pure? I think will rock :D

Belgium Massman says:

With Asrock trying to join the big boys club, this should become very interesting. Well, depends on how interesting you think clock walls are :D. - giga - msi - evga - asus - asrock - sapphire Now, let's hope all of them will start inserting coins to play :D

United States Hondacity says:

If asrock continues to have "ket" review rams. I wouldn't go asrock. Did the fatality 6series board get benched on ln2?

Christian Ney says:

Hondacity said: Did the fatality 6series board get benched on ln2?


According to the advanced search of hwbot, no

Germany Luebke says:

@Massman: do you believe there will ever be a real product bei evga? there are lots of advertised boards by evga, but wich of it can you realy buy on a shop?

United States Hondacity says:

Luebke said: @Massman: do you believe there will ever be a real product bei evga? there are lots of advertised boards by evga, but wich of it can you realy buy on a shop?


evga.com

their market is usa. other countries i dunno.

Belgium Massman says:

Hondacity said: If asrock continues to have "ket" review rams. I wouldn't go asrock. Did the fatality 6series board get benched on ln2?


The Fatal1ty board was one of the most popular boards by Asrock this year (at hwbot). Still far behind the big three, though. Reviews are positive, but then again ... what board has negative reviews nowadays :rolleyes:.

Fyi, here are the boards used for LN2 cooling and the amount of results/users. Not that many ...

19	7	890GX Extreme3
8 2 X58 Extreme3
6 1 A785GXH/128M
5 2 870 Extreme3
4 1 P67 Extreme4
3 2 X58 Extreme
3 3 M3A785GXH/128M
2 1 P55 Deluxe3
1 1 A780GXH/128M
1 1 890FX Deluxe3
1 1 ALiveNF7G-HD720p R1.0
1 1 4CoreDual-VSTA


Luebke said: @Massman: do you believe there will ever be a real product bei evga? there are lots of advertised boards by evga, but wich of it can you realy buy on a shop?


They have real products, but distribution is a huge issue. It should be okay in the US, but in Europe it's one big mess. If they get that sorted out + figure out a way to get boards out in a fairly decent timeframe, it should be okay.

But who knows ...

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