Intel "Bearlake" Motherboard Lineup
Anh Tuan Huynh
July 18, 2006 2:36 AM
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Intel-brand "Bearlake" motherboards revealed
Intel wants HDMI, ICH9 and picoBTX on its 2007 motherboards
previously reported on
, the successor to the current
965 chipset lineup
. Intel’s latest Desktop Board roadmap reveals nearly a dozen upcoming motherboards based on the upcoming
chipset. The boards are still in early development stages but do reveal quite a bit of information about the upcoming chipset.
Noticeably gone from the roadmap is a replacement for the Intel D975XBX
. This is most likely because Intel
will not be replacing the current 975X Express chipset with a
Intel Desktop Boards Media Series will feature Viiv compatibility and integrate the
chipset. Four motherboards will be available with the
Dragontail Peak, Apache Lake, Ryker
will be a full ATX motherboard while
will be the microATX variant. Both motherboards will have DVI.
will be BTX boards with
being microBTX and
being picoBTX. Both BTX motherboards will have HDMI video output. All Desktop Board Media Series motherboards will have onboard Firewire.
On the business side of things is the Desktop Boards Executive Series with support for
Intel’s vPro technology
. Three new Executive Series motherboards are planned with
chipsets. There is no full-size ATX
based motherboard planned. Instead there will only be the microATX
as far as ATX motherboards go. Intel has two BTX based
motherboards planned though—the
picoBTX motherboards. All three
based motherboards will have DVI output and support for Intel’s AMT3, VT and Trusted Platform Modules.
Four Desktop Boards Classic Series
based motherboards will be available. Two full-size ATX
based motherboards are planned—the
. Both boards will have Firewire and Gigabit Ethernet onboard. On the microATX side of things are the
will be the microATX variant of the full-size ATX
will be based on
which is an unknown variant at the moment. It wouldn’t be surprising to see
as the replacement for the current value business Q963 chipset.
previously reported Intel Desktop Board roadmap
has a complete lineup of Desktop Boards Essential Series motherboards the new roadmap has no Essential Series motherboards planned with
All integrated graphics equipped
motherboards are expected to have a variant of the
Intel GMA 3000/GMA X3000 graphics core
with support for
Microsoft Windows Vista Premium
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RE: Pico, micro?
7/18/2006 9:58:21 PM
BTX was a red herring for Intel's heat issues with the Prescot.
RE: Pico, micro?
7/19/2006 10:53:54 AM
True, but with Core 2, heat will not be as much of an issue. A nice thing about BTX is that airflow has a direct path over the MCH/ICH. This will become more important as speeds of the MCH/ICH increase.
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