Intel X48 Chipset launched pushed back into March
Subject: Chipsets | February 5, 2008 - 05:24 PM | Ryan Shrout
No no, this time we MEAN it. For reallys. The X48 chipset is coming in mid-March, according to Intel according to Digitimes.
Intel has informed motherboard makers that it will
definitely launch its X48 chipset in mid March, two months later than
its original launch date, according to industry sources. The X48
chipset was originally slated for launch in January, but Intel pushed
it back as inventory of X38 had yet to be cleared, the sources said.
makers, such as Gigabyte Technology and Micro-Star International (MSI),
have already announced details of their X48 motherboards, but Intel's
delay in officially launching the new chipset is preventing the mobo
makers from setting shipping schedules of their new motherboards.
Intel has told motherboard makers that the mid March launch date is
definite, and there will be no more delays, the sources claimed. As X48
will be launched in mid March, the Core 2 Extreme QX9770 that the
chipset supports will not be available until then, the sources said.