While many manufacturers are showcasing Intel X58 with USB3, SATA3 or unlocking bios of their 890FX boards, BIOSTAR has put up three futuristic boards on display. They are the Intel P67, H67 and H61 chipsets mainboard.
The Intel 6 series chipset is to pair up with the upcoming processor Sandy Bridge. It is a single chipset design. There are 3 models – P67, H67 and H61 and will form the LGA1155 platform. (yes a change of socket is imminent). It will be released in 1H 2011 and will replace the current LGA1156. The LGA1366 will also be replaced by LGA2011 in 3Q 2011, probably with INtel X68.
Biostar has two static display at Computex. The first model is based on Intel P67 chipset model “TP67XE”. It has 8 phase power, 4 DIMMs of dual channel DDR3, PCIe x16, PCIe x1, 2 PCI and 5 SATA 6Gbps ports, 8 ch audio, GbE, Debug LED. The backplate has SPDIF, 1394, eSATA 6Gbps and USB 3.0 ports.
The second model on display is TH67XE based on Intel H67 chipset. This is a microATX board with 4 DIMM slots, 2 PCIe x16, 1 PCIex1, 1 PCI, 5 SATA 6Gbps. 8 ch audio, GbE, SPDIF, DVI HDMI Displayport, USB 3 can be found on the backplane of the board.
The SATA 6Gbps support is from the P67/H67 chipset while the USB 3.0 still relies on a 3rd party solution (NEC?). There is also no mention of the improvements of the integrated display within the H67 chipset.