Intel to deliver X38 chipsets in mid-September

Intel will officially start delivering its X38 chipsets in mid-September, enabling motherboard makers to begin volume production of X38-based motherboards by the end of this month, according to sources at the makers. The official launch of the X38 chipsets will also come in time to compete with AMD's forthcoming RD790 chipsets scheduled in November, the sources noted

In addition to supporting 1333MHz FSB, DDR3 1333 memory, PCI Express 2.0 (PCIe) and dual PCIe x16 graphics slots, the X38 will also be the first core logic chipset using ISH (integrated heat spreader) technology, the sources noted.

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Croquant said,
Because they will need 32x slots for the next-gen video cards.

Why would they need 32 lanes when 2.0 offers twice the speed as 1.0? All 2.0 is is increased frequency on the bus.

Bosaka said,

Why would they need 32 lanes when 2.0 offers twice the speed as 1.0? All 2.0 is is increased frequency on the bus.

They're just rolling this out now to transition over to it around 2010 or so. Since it is backwards compatible, it won't split gamers up the way Microsoft foolishly did with DX10.