Personally I’m not that fussy about the Sandy Bridge CPU as I’m very happy with my i5 750, but I am very interested in the P67 chipset. Unfortunately Intel have changed the CPU socket for SB, from the present 1156 to 1155, and they are not compatible. To say I’m annoyed about the change of socket is an understatement.
However, P67 will bring native SATA 6Gbps support, and I would like to be able to review some new SATA 6Gbps SSDs that will arrive around the same time as SB/P67, and manufacturers will expect these SSDs to be reviewed on a native SATA 6Gbps motherboard.
P67 will also bring proper PCIe2 support for the PCH (P67), which is lacking in P55, and also DMI bandwidth is twice the rate from P55.
So i guess I will update this time, and hope that Intel keep socket 1155 for a few years.
I have been saving up since August and resisting all temptation to buy new shoes, so this update better be worth it.