5. Future Trends
Asus announced the motherboard which Asus claims is the first to include support for SATA Express. SATA Express claims data transfer rates as high as 1GB/s.
Intel's Haswell-E will ship in the back half of 2014, with support for the nascent DDR4 standard, 40 lanes of PCI-Express 3.0 connectivity (likely in an x16/x16/x8 configuration), and, in a first for Intel, up to octal-core CPUs.This feature set would make Haswell-E a major upgrade to the upcoming Ivy Bridge-E, due later this year.
Haswell-E, Intel will introduce their new Wellsburg family of motherboard chipsets. The biggest new feature (and it's really big) is the support for DDR4 RAM clocked up to 2133 MHz. The Wellsburg X-PCH will support a number of connectivity options.
- 1. Up to 6 x USB 3.0 ports.
- 2. Up to 8 x USB 2.0 ports.
- 3. Up to 10 x SATA 6 Gbps ports
- 4. Integrated Clock support
- 5. TDP of 6.5W
Haswell-E will bring a new version of the same old LGA 2011 socket with it. Dubbed LGA 2011-3, the derived socket has the same dimensions and ball pattern pitch as LGA 2011. Basically, the number of pins remains the same while their layout changes. the new design is more efficient as per Intel's research, and additional wings in the LGA 2011-3 socket help improve package handling.
Intel CPUs may come soldered to motherboards - Intel-powered desktops normally use a land grid array (LGA) package to allow for OEM and end-user upgrades, laptops, all-in-ones, and other more highly integrated systems already often use soldered-on CPUs in a ball grid array (BGA) package.