While Intel does charge more for its chipsets, their development department does do a lot of work alongside their partners. While they have made some mistakes in the past (but we think just about every chipset manufacturer has had a few bad products) their current line has seen nothing but success.
Now it’s time for Intel to start on its next generation of chipsets to support their bunch of upcoming Dual Core and Quad Core processors later this year and next such as Yorkfield and Wolfdale. They processors are based on 45nm technology and faster FSB and more onboard cache. These new chipsets are now dubbed the “3” series with new naming and features for each and are all based around the new Bearlake architecture. Today we are previewing the mid-range P35 chipset in the form of a pre-release product from one of our partners.