It's going to be an exciting summer for power users. Assuming all goes to plan and that leaked information turns out to be accurate, you can expect Intel to launch its Haswell-E hardware in June, along with its X99 "Wellsburg" chipset. Details of the forthcoming chipset have found their way online ahead of the chipset's release, which among other things will support DDR4 memory.
According to what's supposed to be a leaked slide from Intel posted by wccftech.com, Intel's X99 chipset will support up to 14 USB ports, including half a dozen USB 3.0 ports and eight USB 2.0 ports. It will also feature support for 10 SATA 6Gbps ports, eight PCI-E Gen2 ports, Intel's integrated clock for HEDT, and Intel Rapid Storage and RST Smart Response technology.
The chipset will offer a maximum memory speed of 2133MHz per DIMM slot, a spec that seems to suggest this will be the maximum frequency of DDR4 memory. Beyond that, you can expect things like Hyper-Threading, Turbo Boost 2.0, and Intel's Smart Cache technology.