New Intel Chipsets Released

Aron Schatz
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.


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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