At a glance we see that with AMD’s newest chipset has sparked a rework on what is offered on the entry level. One of the more important features we have been seeing is the inclusion of a second PCI-E 16 X slot (with runs at 8x / 8x Electrically when both are populated). This gives even those of us who cannot afford the top Tier boards options.
The new SB800 chipset allows for 6 SATA 6GB/s ports along with a pair of 3GB/s connections, with an antique but still used IDE connector as well. USB 3.0 is handled by an NEC controller giving customers the newest in available technology. RAM support is for DDR3 Dual Channel naturally with speeds up to 1866mhz (Overclocked). The AM3 socket supports all the latest CPU’s available in AMD’s stable, and is powered by a 5 phase power delivery circuit. The new chipset as well will include support for the upcoming Six Core Processors when they are released.
Availability and Pricing have not yet been announced.