Intel and the first tier motherboard makers are getting ready to launch their
quad core ready boards next month before the quad-core Kentsfield processor
release towards end of this year. As we have mentioned
earlier in May this year, 
Intel has specially designed a board for their Kentsfield processor called the
D975XBX2 (Bad Axe 2) and special optimizations have been made towards to FSB
department as well as offering more and finer overclocking options. For the
motherboard makers, there will be more features on their quad core boards as
well. We should be seeing a slight performance improvement when using Kentsfield
on these quad-core boards but of course Kentsfield will run fine on the current
Conroe ready boards out there now. Certainly, Kentsfield will pair up even more
nicely with the Bearlake P and G chipsets
with 1333FSB and PCI Express 2.0 support slated for launch in Q2 next year.
Bearlake-X and Bearlake-G+ will come later in Q3 with the support of the new
DDR3 memories. Anyway, development has started on the Intel Bearlake boards so
we should see more interesting stuff coming up in the next couple of months.

Intel and the first tier motherboard makers are getting ready to launch their
quad core ready boards next month before the quad-core Kentsfield processor
release towards end of this year. As we have mentioned
earlier in May this year, 
Intel has specially designed a board for their Kentsfield processor called the
D975XBX2 (Bad Axe 2) and special optimizations have been made towards to FSB
department as well as offering more and finer overclocking options. For the
motherboard makers, there will be more features on their quad core boards as
well. We should be seeing a slight performance improvement when using Kentsfield
on these quad-core boards but of course Kentsfield will run fine on the current
Conroe ready boards out there now. Certainly, Kentsfield will pair up even more
nicely with the Bearlake P and G chipsets
with 1333FSB and PCI Express 2.0 support slated for launch in Q2 next year.
Bearlake-X and Bearlake-G+ will come later in Q3 with the support of the new
DDR3 memories. Anyway, development has started on the Intel Bearlake boards so
we should see more interesting stuff coming up in the next couple of months.