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New chipsets from Intel are gaining momentum

New chipsets from Intel are gaining momentum

With the introduction of the FSB533 Pentium 4 processors, Intel was also able to present four new chipsets, including the i850E (Rambus), the i845E (DDR266) and the i845G (DDR266 with graphics). The prices for these chipsets will fall slightly in a good three weeks to make room for the successors.

Loud According to the current Intel roadmap, a small price reduction is due on August 18, during which the successors to the existing DDR SDRAM chipset front appear for the first time - the i845GE and the i845PE. Both will support RAM with a clock rate of 166 MHz (DDR333). Further innovations are not expected. Fortunately, the new chips are pin-compatible with the old ones, so motherboard manufacturers don't have to redesign the layout. These two chips are expected in October. An i845GV is also mentioned in the roadmaps for the first time. In contrast to the i845GL, this chipset will support a front-side bus of 133 MHz (533MHz), offers Intel's Extreme Graphics, but also dispenses with a separate AGP port.

Chipset prices under wholesale conditions
March 7 April 1 June 30 August 18 i850 $ 40 $ 38 $ 38 $ 38 i850E - $ 40 $ 40 $ 40 i845G - $ 46 $ 43 $ 37 i845GE - - $ - $ 39 i845 $ 39 $ 37 $ 33 $ 24 i845E - $ 41 $ 38 $ 30 i845PE - - - $ 34 i845GL - $ 33 $ 31 $ 26 i845GV - - - $ 28

As you can see, the chipsets are sometimes significantly cheaper. The next price cut is planned for September 29th. There will be no successor to the i850E with Rambus support. Rather, the dual-channel DDR SDRAM chipset Springdale will inherit. The Springdale G will replace the i845G/GE.