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Intel's BX133 chipset

Intel's BX133 chipset

The first motherboards with the new BX133 chipset from Intel are expected to be available from the beginning of 2001, since the new chip, which is the legitimate successor to the successful i440BX chipset, will be presented in mid-December. The new i815EP, which will probably be called BX133 for sales reasons and to better distinguish the chips, has inherited most of the features of the i815E.

The new chip is pin-compatible with the i815E, which is why it is used for the motherboard manufacturer certainly relieved. The main difference between the BX133 and the i815E is that the maximum memory size has increased from 512 MB to 1.5 GB and it does not offer any integrated graphics. The BX133 will later be combined with the ICH3, which will then add USB 2.0 to it.

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