New Intel Chipsets Released

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Aron Schatz
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June 3, 2008
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Intel has released new chipsets in the 4 series. The G45 and G43 will compliment the P45 and the P43 on the desktop. Here I am with an X38 Asus board and I can't get to the magical DDR3-2000 speeds for a review. I guess it's time to move to an X48 board.

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Intel has four new desktop chipsets to show off from this year's Computex trade show in Taiwan. The G45 and the G43 focus on HD video playback by way of a new Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD integrated graphics chip. The P45 brings support for faster memory and is the first mainstream Intel-made chipset with two graphics card slots. A scaled-down P43 chipset rounds out the new 4 Series. All of the chipsets use Intel's familiar LGA 775 processor interface, which means support for Intel's Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad desktop CPUs. Intel has also added a 1,333MHz front side bus to each chipset, as well as support for DDR3 RAM, as well as DDR2 or DDR3 RAM at speeds up to 1,333MHz.

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