Intel has updated its chipset roadmap this week and has added a new Alderwood chipset to its Grantsdale family. The Alderwood chipset will be the successor of the Canterwood chipset (i875P)
The new chipset will be available in the second quarter of next year. It will support an 800MHz FSB (front-side bus) and DDR2 dual-channel memory, in common with the 875P.
Intel launched the 875P in April. The chipset is the company’s most expensive desktop chipset to date, priced at US$53 for a version with integrated software RAID and US$50 for a non-RAID version. The FOB (free on board) price of an 875P motherboard is over US$150 per unit, with some priced at over US$200.
It is believed that the Alderwood will continue to help Intel attack the high-end DIY market and boost the company’s average selling price (ASP).