New Z87 chipset for Intel Haswell drop support for SATA II and PCI
Along with the arrival of intel microprocessors in 22nm Haswell (successors of Ivy Bridge), also reach 8 Series Lynx Point chipsets to 32nm , with several models of which today we have news of one: the Z87 chipset.
The news is that Intel will remove support for sata II 3Gbps interface, leaving room only for a 6Gbps SATA III. Is the problem of that? None because SATA III is backwards compatible with its predecessor, SATA II drives connected pudiÃ©ndsoe smoothly.
What may be problematic is the second part of the information: Z87 also remove support for the old PCI. Of course, this technology is quite old, however, there are many products, especially related to professional audio production and other activities, that still use the pci to connect different kind of cards until today remain quite valid.
Adaptation through new models of these products, which now make use of the PCI Express interface and even as Firewire, is the consolation, however, this move will force Intel update. So, with the release of Haswell, you can definitely say that the PCI will be dead.
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