“The main chipset on show is known as the P35 and is to be positioned as the successor to Intel’s current 965 Express series for mainstream desktops, according to sources. Motherboards based on the P35 will be able to support FSB speeds up to 1333MHz (up from the 1066MHz of the 965) which will be required for several of the CPUs Intel is planning to launch in the second half of the year. The P35 also introduces support for DDR3 memory which is currently specified to run at up to 1066MHz, versus DDR2’s 800MHz, and so offers greater memory bandwidth. DDR3 also operates at just 1.5V compared to DRR2’s 1.8V.”
Here are some more Motherboard articles from around the web:
- Asus CrossHair @ HotHardware
- Asrock 4CoreDual-VSTA Motherboard @ Pro-Clockers
- ECS AMD690GM-M2 V1.0A @ motherboards.org
- Intel P35 “Bearlake” Chipset Performance Preview @ TweakTown
DigiTimes now has Part 1 and Part 2 of their look at the upcoming chipset family from Intel, Bearlake. In Part 1 they look at the main chipset, the P35 which supports DDR3 memory up to 1333MHz and will be the chipset for the soon to appear 45nm CPUs, Wolfdale (C2D) and Yorkfield who will be the quad core version. In part 2 they look at the G33, similar to the P35 but with DX9 onboard graphics, the X38 which will replace the high end 975X Express chipset and the G35, a DX10 version of the G33.