Reason for cancellation unclear, but will not delay the 2014 launch of Z97.


It appears that Intel’s upcoming 9-series chipsets will be shipping without SATA Express.

According to internal Intel documents seen by VR-Zone, Intel’s Z97 chipset, due out in the fourth quarter of 2014 to support Broadwell-K processors, will not be supporting SATA Express.

sata_express-665x94Previous reports had indicated Intel’s 9-series chipsets as being some of the first adopters of SATA Express.

The SATA Express specification was standardized with the SATA 3.2 specification launched in August. SATA Express allows for file transfers over SATA’s previous cap of 6 Gbit per second through the use of PCI-Express lanes.

With files from Chinese VR-Zone