Intel "Broadwater" 96x Express Family Details
Anh Tuan Huynh
May 26, 2006 11:32 AM
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Available in consumer, Viiv and vPro versions
In the next few weeks, Intel will launch several new chipsets for its upcoming
Core 2 Duo platform
. The new 96x
family slated for a July launch comes in four primary flavors -- Q965, Q963, G965, and P965 -- all of which run at 1066MHz front side bus.
Q965 and Q963 are chipsets designated for use in Intel’s vPro business platform. Both chipsets will support upcoming Core 2 Duo processors but differ in terms of supported features. At the top of the vPro spectrum is the Q965 with support for DDR2-800 and Intel Active Management with System Defense features. Intel is marketing the Q965 as a performance chipset for business users. Business users who simply want a basic chipset without the fancy Intel Active Management and System Defense features can opt for the lower-end Q963. To keep costs down the Q963 loses DDR2-800 support and is limited to DDR2-667.
G965 will be the only new mainstream desktop chipset with an integrated next generation core with Vista Premium support. The new G965 will gain support for DDR2-800 and support Core 2 Duo processors. An integrated graphics-less version will be available as the P965 too.
Intel doesn’t have a replacement for the premium 975X chipset previously launched in December till Q2’07 when the
. This is a bit strange as the 975X is limited to DDR2-667 memory and manufacturers have reported P965/G965/Q965 chipsets outperforming the 975X in single-card configurations. This leaves an opportunity for NVIDIA to market their recently announced nForce 590 SLI Intel Edition towards the premium market.
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i will probably....
5/26/2006 2:37:44 PM
I will probably go with an nvidia chipset. I dont care about SLI/Crossfire. I just want something that will be able to overclock. Hopefully the conroe can overclock.
RE: i will probably....
5/26/2006 4:52:16 PM
hopefully the nvidia intel boards can actually overclock...the current gen boards arent that great.
RE: i will probably....
5/26/2006 5:07:49 PM
nvidia doesn't have a good track record with intel chipsets so far. i'm sticking with an intel chipset.
"If you look at the last five years, if you look at what major innovations have occurred in computing technology, every single one of them came from AMD. Not a single innovation came from Intel." -- AMD CEO Hector Ruiz in 2007
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