Will Intel's Sandy Bridge & P67 Play Well With Linux?
Next week Intel is set to roll out their much-anticipated "Sandy Bridge" CPUs during the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show. With these 32nm, LGA-1155 next-generation Intel Core processors will also come the Intel P67 Chipset on a whole selection of new motherboards at launch like the ECS P67H2-A2 and ASRock P67 Pro3. How well though will Intel's newest hardware play with Linux?
We have started receiving some motherboards already using the Intel P67 Chipset, namely the ECS P67H2-A2 and ASRock P67 Pro3. The ECS P67H2-A2 motherboard has dual PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots, DDR3-2133 (when overclocked) memory slots, dual Gigabit LAN, four Serial ATA 3.0 ports with RAID 0/1/5/10, dual eSATA 3.0 ports, four USB 3.0 ports, and eight-channel HD audio support. The ASRock P67 Pro3 carries a similar set of features to the ECS motherboard too. Full reviews on both these Intel P67 motherboards under Linux will be published on Phoronix at a later date.