Intel Bearlake and ICH9 chipsets

Posted on Friday, May 26 2006 @ 21:23 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
DailyTech reports Intel's desktop roadmap is showing a new chipset, the Bearlake. This chip will replace the Q965, P965 and G965 Broadwater chipsets.
>i>Like the upcoming 965 family slated for release this July, Bearlake will come in three flavors: "Q," "P" and "G." "Q" will be the mid-to-low end series, "P" will be the mid-to-high end series and "G" will be the integrated graphics core.

Intel's roadmap claims Bearlake will support a 1333MHz front side bus, and all current and future Core processors. Intel's roadmaps made similar claims that the 915, 925, 945, 955 and 975 chipsets would support all Netburst processors when those chipsets were announced. Conroe, although not a Netburst-based CPU, does not work for these chipsets without a different VRM chip.
Bearlake will arrive within about a year and will be bundled with the ICH9 southbridge. More details can be read over here.

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