Expreview published some news and two slides about Intel's upcoming 4-series chipset refresh. The G45, G43 and G41 will get a couple of new features next year.
Preparing for the transition to Windows 7, Intel 4 Series Motherboard start turning to the WDDM1.1 Driver, and provide OEMs with components such as drivers of graphics and LAN cards. WDDM1.1 is a new driver model introduced into Windows 7 with better stability and performance compared with Vista WDDM1.0.
4 Series motherboard will be the first one to utilize DDR3 memory which will have a large variety of application due to its superiority to DDR2 in performance and power consumption. Most of motherboards still feature DDR2 for now, but next year, DDR3 will occupy much more marketing share.