The specs for the 800 series chipsets are now available!


New leak from Intel, and more specifically in connection with its 800 series chipsets. Via @jaykihn0 on Twitter, we know all the information about these chipsets. Of course, all this is to be taken with a pinch of salt once again. Specs may change between now and the October launch.

800 Serieschipsets, details :

Intel 800 seriesThe first thing you’ll notice is that the Z890 and the W880 (intended for pro platforms) offer almost the same features. The main difference lies in overclocking support via IA or BLCK. Likewise, the W880’s advantage lies in its pro-related functionalities: Intel vPro remote management features and ECC memory support.

Next up is the Q870, also an enterprise chipset. It features a total of 44 PCIe lines. Likewise, it features two Thunderbolt/USB 4 ports and the same PCIe slot configuration. However, it doesn’t allow any overclocking, either memory or CPU. But it does offer RAID support, vPro and remote management functionalities. No ECC memory management, however. And apart from a few USBs here and there, and a few PCIe lines managed by the chipset, it doesn’t make much of a difference to the Z890.

With the B860 and H810 chipsets, we’re dealing with the most entry-level chips. Already, there’s no CPU overclocking support (the B860 allows memory OC ), but we’re used to that. The same goes for RAID modes, which are simply not supported on the H810, whereas the B860 comes out on top with support for RAID 0, 1, 5 and 10 in SATA, but not in PCIe .

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Finally, in terms of PCIe, these are the least well-equipped chipsets, while there is at least one USB/Thunderbolt 4 port. Of course, the number of USBs supported is also greatly reduced.

We also note that the H870 is not present and will not be launched with this 800 series.