Let’s take a look at one of the first socket LGA1155 motherboards that will reach the market, the Biostar TP67XE, based on the forthcoming P67 chipset for future Intel processors based on the “Sandy Bridge” architecture. The TP67X2 is a mainstream model, with two PCI Express 2.0 x16 slots, two USB 3.0 ports, two SATA-600 ports, and a very good voltage regulator circuit.
The next-generation Intel CPUs, codenamed “Sandy Bridge,” will be released in January, 2011, and will use a new socket, called LGA1155 or “socket LGA1155.” To match this new CPU generation Intel will launch two chipsets, the H67 and P67. The first one is targeted to computers with integrated video (keeping in mind that the video itself is produced by the CPU, and not by the chipset), while the second one is targeted to mid-range and high-end motherboards without integrated video.
The Biostar TP67XE uses the standard ATX form factor.