Intel X99 to allow systems with 5 video cards

Intel X99 to allow systems with 5 video cards

The Intel X99 chipset has not been a secret for a long time now with details emerging here and there every once in a while. We now know that the chipset will come out this year and will power Intel Haswell-E systems on Socket LGA 2011-3. The initial release is expected in Q3 2014.

The latest information on the chipset reveals something else though. Apparently the X99 chipset will allow end users to install as many as 5 graphic cards on a single motherboard powered by this core logic. The reported operating modes include x16 + x16 + x8 or x8 x 5, which clearly shows that users will be able to install five graphics cards that will run in PCI-E 3.0 x8 mode. This development might delight people who do bitcoin mining.

In addition to this peculiar functionality the Intel X99 will support quad-channeled DDR4-2133 memory with each channel accepting a single memory module, six USB 3.0 ports, up to 10 SATA 3.0 ports and up to eight PCI-E 2.0 slots.

Source: Wccftech

Related posts

Samsung may release Galaxy J7 smartphone this quarter

Samsung may release Galaxy J7 smartphone this quarter

A new smartphone leak on the Internet suggests Samsung may release the rumored Galaxy J7 smartphone this quarter. The upcoming smartphone is said to come with a 64-bit quad-core processor with Cortex-A53 cores at 1.5 GHz, a 5.5-inch sensor display at 720p resolution (1280 x 720 pixels), 2 GB...

LG brings “gram” notebooks to the USA

LG brings “gram” notebooks to the USA

LG Electronics has launched an interesting new notebook line on the US market – the LG gram. The line consists of three super light notebooks that come with premium hardware inside. This is a first for both the Korean company and the US market since the gram notebooks have been on other markets...

Samsung Galaxy S7 spotted on Geekbench

Samsung Galaxy S7 spotted on Geekbench

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S7 flagship smartphone has been spotted once again, this time on Geekbench – another popular cross-platform benchmark. Most of these platforms list the tech specs of the device being tested and Geekbench is not an exception. Thanks to this we now know the tech specs...

Leave a comment