Intel Eaglelake chipset plans

Posted on Thursday, Apr 19 2007 @ 00:50 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Intel revealed details about Eaglelake, a chipset that will succeed the Bearlake in 2008:
Eaglelake features compatibility with Intel’s upcoming Wolfdale and Yorkfield45nm quad and dual-core processors. Eaglelake also supports other 1333 MHz, 1066 MHz and 800 MHz front-side bus processors including Conroeand Kentsfield. Intel pairs Eaglelake with DDR3 and DDR2 memory compatibility. Intel officially supports DDR3 1333 MHz, 1066 MHz, 800 MHz and DDR2 800 MHz and 667 MHz with Eaglelake.

Integrated graphics-endowed Eaglelake models feature Intel’s Clear Video technology. Intel Clear Video technology previously made its debut in the Intel G965 Express chipset. It provides hardware acceleration for high-definition MPEG2 and VC-1 video formats. Intel has not revealed details on the Eaglelake integrated graphics core yet. Nevertheless, Eaglelake features integrated support for a variety of output standards. Eaglelake supports DisplayPort, HDMI and DVI natively with integrated HDCP keys for current and next-generation displays.
More info at DailyTech.

Details about the ICH10 south bridge were pretty scarce, but we do know that it will feature high-def audio, USB 2.0, PCI Express x1 and SATA support. One of the things that will be missing is support for old PCI cards.

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