We know the i5 is on the way. The new 1156 socket CPU with dual channel support from Intel should be hitting the streets some time later this year.
But what about the mainboards to support it? We know there are a couple being prepared (Gigabyte and Asus have shown some off) but where is Intel's own offering.
Well have no fear; Intel is prepping no less than five boards for your i5 love. The boards are looking to be all variants on the same theme (powered by a P55 Chipset) and will be called the DP55KG, DP55SB, DP55WB and DP55WG.
No word on pricing but as the i5 is going to be the value entrant for Intel it stands to reason that they should be affordable and if the past P45 is any indicator then the P55 for the i5 should perform nicely.
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The upcoming boards are named DP55KG, DP55SB, DP55WB and DP55WG, and although they aren't detailed, it's certain that they'll feature support for Socket 1156 processors and dual channel DDR3 memory, and at least one PCI-Express x16 slot. Intel's four P55 motherboards are expected to become available in Q3, probably around the end of August or in early September. Wait for it.