Intel to launch four DDR3 chipsets in Q3 2007

Posted on Friday, Dec 22 2006 @ 16:13 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
In the third quarter of next year we can expect four DDR3 chipsets from Intel.
It will debut with two that will support DDR 3 1066 or DDR 2 800. I think that customers will have to choose between the two and you will see boards with the same chipset supporting DDR 2 or DDR 3 memory. The first is called P35 and it comes with FSB 1333 support. This chipset is set to replace the G/P965 one. The second one, set to debut in Q2 2007, is an integrated one called G33. This also supports FSB 1333 or slower, DDR 2 800 and DDR 3 1066. it has support for Intel Clear Video architecture but there's no whisper of DX 10. This chipset is set to replace the 945G/P 946GZ.

X38 is the enthusiast top notch chipset scheduled for a Q3 2007 introduction. This is intended to replace the 975X chipset. It served us well but it lived too long. It cannot support DDR 2 memory at 1066, and we see that as a problem for enthusiasts. It supports PCIe 2.0, 2x16 PCIe graphic slots, DDR 3 memory at 1333 and a Quad core support. The high end chipset supports DDR 3 memory only so Intel wants to start the migration to DDR 3 only. It works matched with ICH9, ICH9R or ICH9DH.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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