The Intel Bearlake chipset will debut in the second quarter of 2007 and shipments of the 965 chipset are expected to increase by 50 percent in the first quarter, thanks to strong demand generated by the release of Windows Vista.
The plan is seen as targeted to consolidate Intel's share in the IGP (integrated graphics processor) market amid expected strong demand for high-performance graphics after the Vista launch, the sources said.
Intel only intends to let 965-series chipsets play a transitional role in the first half of 2007, as the company will start launching Bearlake chipsets, currently known as the P35, G33 and G35, in the second quarter, the sources indicated, adding that Bearlake is expected to account for 30% of Intel's chipset shipments in the third quarter.
According to the sources, the P35, G33, and G35 chipsets will all support DDR3 and 1066MHz FSB. In the third quarter, Intel will add the high-end X38 version that supports DDR3-1066, the sources said.
Intel also says it will start phasing out the old 865 chipset in June 2007.
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Re: Intel Bearlake debuts in Q2 2007 by Anonymous on Monday, December 25 2006 @ 12:25:39 CET
According to the sources, the P35, G33, and G35 chipsets will all support DDR3 and 1066MHz FSB.
I thougt all barlake chipsets also supported 1333 FSB?
Re: Intel Bearlake debuts in Q2 2007 by Thomas De Maesschalck(email@example.com) on Monday, December 25 2006 @ 14:33:15 CET
This info from DigiTimes sounds a bit different than earlier details which say all Bearlake chipsets support 1333MHz FSB and that the Bearlake-X will add 1333MHz DDR3 support in Q3 2007.