Lady luck has been riding on Intel’s side for a very long time now. It seems that whatever Intel decides to do turns to gold, in contrast no matter how hard AMD tries it turns to dust (usually under its own pre-release hype weight).
With the recent release of 3 series processors based on second generation core architecture beefed up for the enthusiast segment, Intel has all but sealed the high end processor market. But Intel never does anything halfway. No siree bob! Intel releasing a new processor without forcing users to buy in on a new platform is like having egg on (Intel’s) face. This time around Intel has decreed that not only us end users will have to buy a new motherboard, we will also have to invest in a new cooling solution separately.
Today we’ll be looking in to one aspect of Intel’s decree: the motherboard. And what better way to start than with Intel’s own high end board the Intel DX79SI