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Intel Ibex Peak LGA1160 platform gets codenamed

Information suggests Q3 2009 launch, as feasible

| Posted: Aug 5, 2008 5:05 pm

We briefly touched, a few weeks ago, on circulating reports indicating that Intel's LGA1160 platform was being delayed into Q3 2009.


Intel Ibex Peak LGA1160 platform gets codenamed


Expected to usher in the foundations for Intel's Havendale and Lynnfield CPUs, the Ibex Peak chipset now has some codenames to go along with it, according to this information shared by Expreview.


Piketon, takes its bow as the first variant and, appears to step up to a more corporate role, judging by its support for features such as Intel Anti-Theft Technology, Intel Integrated TPM and Intel Active Management Technology.


In comparison, Kings Creek wants to let its hair down and take a more laid-back approach, by excluding those features more at home in a corporate environment.


Both, however, will boast functionality for up to 14 USB 2.0 ports, 8 PCIe lanes, six SATA ports (with Intel Matrix Storage Manager, RAID and Rapid Recover Technology support) and, HD audio. Support for NAND Flash Memory is also detailed, together with integrated GbE (Gigabit Ethernet) MAC features.


HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI and SDVO support also get a mention, presumably with reference to Havendale's expected integrated graphics solution.


In corroboration of earlier reports, it appears that Piketon and Kings Creek, will see the light of day between August and September 2009.


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