Website Xbit Labs reports that upcoming Intel chipsets for mainstream desktop processors will implement support for yet-unnamed “Haswell Refresh” CPU and future Broadwell parts. Other information leaked points to the fact that those new chipsets will not support current Haswell processors, thus effectively making the 8-series motherboards single generation products with no upgrade path.
AMD fans have been eagerly awaiting for the Bulldozer-based CPU(s) to become available. Last week there were some minor changes in their release schedule, although AMD denied it later. Today, however, we have some more juicy details on the series 9 chipset from our friends over at Nordic Hardware and Donanim Haber.