Haswell Refresh Processors will be released in some time, processors are not going to bring the huge features, but only slightly increment in the Frequency. Haswell processors come with an upgraded version of Intel’s 9 series motherboards as well, despite its support for the SATA Express castration interface, but comes M.2 interface has been sufficient to meet user needs.
Intel’s 9 series Chipset: MSI Gaming Motherboards Exposure
Gigabyte has already shown to us a prototype of their new Intel’s 9 Series motherboard and now today, MSI appeared with their 9 series motherboards, the first exposure is Gaming series, which seems to change after GD-xx named in the name of respect, but also directly to the Gaming 5/6/7 and other simpler way to Naming.
In 9 series chipset Intel dropped support for SATA Express interface, but official documents show the MSI Gaming Series motherboards still support SATA Express interfaces, of course, this would be achieved through a third-party chip.
Also, MSI official documents also confirm 9 Series Gaming motherboard will support M.2 interfaces, interface location in the middle of the three PCI-E slots, the use of space is very reasonable.
Whether SATA Express or M.2, the actual bandwidth is reached 10Gbps, a lot faster than SATA 6Gbps, if you can accept its relatively high price, then the SATA interface SSD Express/M.2 will be a very good choice.