Intel P35 and G33 Express chipsets launched

Posted on Monday, May 21 2007 @ 20:59 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Today Intel will release its new P35 and G33 northbridge chipsets along with the new ICH9 southbridge. The biggest difference between these two chipsets is that the G33 includes Intel's Graphics Media Accelerator 3100 graphics chip.

The official press release from Intel isn't out yet but most of the big hardware review sites have already published their review(s) of the new motherboards and detailed analysis of the new DDR3 memory modules is also available at several sites.

Besides the DDR3 memory support these new chipsets also support 1333MHz FSB for Intel's upcoming 45nm dual-core and quad-core processors.

In the third quarter of this year we can also expect the X38 and G35 Express chipsets from Intel. The X38 will support the new PCI Express 2.0, Dual x16 PCI Express graphics and 1333MHz DDR3 memory and the G35 IGP chipset will feature the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3500. The GMA X3500 graphics chip from Intel will support DirectX 10 with Shader Model 3.0 and T&L support - it's performance won't be exciting but perhaps it will be fast enough for low-end systems to run Windows Vista.

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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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Re: Intel P35 and G33 Express chipsets launched
by Anonymous on Monday, May 21 2007 @ 21:29 CEST
I'll buy an Intel mobo when I can run SLI and Physx cards on it.