Been waiting with the rest you (patiently) for the refresh. I just bumped into this posted by Intel a few hours ago... http://newsroom.intel.com/community...04/09/chip-shot-intel-7-series-chipset-debuts "The new Intel® 7-series Chipset family is now available and shipping in mobile and desktop OEM systems and motherboards worldwide. These new chipsets provide the companion logic to the 2nd Generation Intel® Core processors today and will support the 3rd Generation Intel Core processor family (codenamed Ivy Bridge) later in Q2. They also integrate USB 3.0 and enable responsiveness technologies like Intel® Smart Response, Intel® Smart Connect, and Intel® Rapid Start in desktop and mobile platforms. Intel is also introducing several desktop motherboards that feature the new Intel 7-series Express Chipset." C'mon refresh! This money burning a hole in my pocket isn't gonna spend itself!