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Upcoming Intel chipsets in detail

Upcoming Intel chipsets in detail

The Granite Bay has been in the headlines again and again in the last few weeks because it will be the first chipset from Intel to enable the long-awaited dual-channel operation of DDR266. Now some information about other chipsets has found its way onto the net.

DigiTimes reports that Intel will be launching the i845GV in September. The i845GV is simply a revised version of the 845GL, which will then also support 533MHz FSB. Otherwise, it continues to use DDR226 and does without an additional AGP port, so that no further graphics cards can be used in the system. The price should be around 2-3 US dollars higher than its predecessor, the i845GL.

Intel The step to present another chipset with integrated graphics at the end of the year is certainly due to the fact that the i845GL is currently selling worse than the SiS650 and SiS651, which are not only cheaper, but also support a FSB of 533MHz. To what extent the i845GV can be dangerous to the in-house i845G remains to be seen. At the moment the i845G is selling quite well, but it differs from the features only in the AGP port from the i845GV, which will be a bit cheaper.

In addition, DigiTimes reports that as early as October the i845PE is to come onto the market, which will support DDR333 for the first time as the successor to the i845E. The i845PE should actually be the Granite Bay, which is supposed to give the Pentium4 dual-channel operation. But this contradicts the fact that the Granite Bay should only support DDR266. VR-Zone also reports today about upcoming Intel chipsets and only assigns DDR266 to the Granite Bay, as has always been the case in the past.

Also reports VR Zone the following about the future chipsetsfrom Intel:

Granite Bay:

  • Pentium 4 478 processors
  • Intel Granite Bay + ICH4
  • Dual Channel DDR266 up to 4GB (4.2GB/s)
  • AGP 8X
  • ATA33/66/100
  • 6 USB 2.0 ports

Placer:

  • Dual Xeon DP Prestonia Socket 604
  • Intel Placer + ICH4
  • Dual Channel DDR266 up to 4GB (4.2GB/s)
  • AGP 8X
  • ATA33/66/100
  • 6 USB 2.0 ports

SpringDale:

  • Prescott Socket 478 Hyper-Threading
  • Intel Springdale + ICH5
  • Dual Channel DDR333 up to 4GB (5.4GB/s)
  • AGP 8X
  • Serial ATA 150
  • 6 USB 2.0 ports
  • IEEE 802.11b LAN

Odem:

  • Banias CPU
  • Intel Odem + ICH4-M
  • DDR266 up to 2GB (2.1GB/s)
  • AGP 4X
  • ATA33/66/100
  • 6 USB 2.0 ports
  • Calexico IEEE 802.1a/b