Intel X48, P45, G45 Turn Corporeal
October 26, 2007 10:45 AM
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Intel's X38 refresh appears on its latest roadmaps
A memo forwarded to
reveals that Intel's X48 chipset has been added to the company's roadmap. The X48 is an updated version of Intel's X38 chipset, which was released by Intel a little over two weeks ago.
The Intel X48 chipset features support for Intel Core 2 Duo, Core 2 Quad, and Core 2 Extreme processors. In additon, the chipset also supports Intel's
processors, which are yet to be released.
For those of you who have been paying attention, you'll notice that all of the features named so far are also present on Intel's X38 chipset. In fact, the only real new feature that the Intel X48 comes with is support for 1600MHz front side bus. As of right now, Intel doesn't plan for any other new features.
Intel previously launched its
X38 chipset on October 10, 2007
. The chipset had been delayed
a number of times
due to manufacturer support. As of right now, availability of Intel X38-based boards is still scarce.
Those looking to purchase Intel's 1600 MHz front-side bus 45nm
processors in November will have to use
a server-based platform,
, to take full advantage of the increased bus speed.
Intel has so far not set a solid NDA-lift date for its X48 chipset other than the vague indication that the chipset will be announced in Q1 2008.
After the X48 launch, the company will also release two last LGA775 chipsets: P45 and G45, in Q2 2008. These chipsets will feature Intel's updated southbridge (ICH10) and support for 1600 MHz front-side bus. However, these new chips are
not compatible with LGA1366
, which are slated for release in Q4 2008.
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RE: Intel keeping to their 6month turn around
10/26/2007 11:44:48 AM
That is part of the plan though isnt it? Constant upgrades.
The only real difference is official support for the higher FSB and memory and a few minor improvements more of a minor revision than a new chipset. There will be plenty of people upgrading because of it though sadly enough. I wish I had the money and time to keep up.
RE: Intel keeping to their 6month turn around
10/28/2007 10:55:16 PM
Intel really want to push this "upgrade" scenerio to the limit...
Right now, I have to feel for the Motherboard manufacturers. Certainly on the Intel platform, gone are the days of the chipsets that could last 8-12 months without production changes
I would guess that with so many chipset and SKU changes, the likes of Asus, Gigabyte, etc will have to be selling less of each product. This may also drive the prices up even further on enthuisast mobos due to an even shorter production run.
I also conclude that companies providing chipsets like Nvidia (using the 680i as an example) will be trying to milk that platform for as long as they can, all the while Intel will probably have 4-5 chipset changes to Nvidia's 1.
On the Intel platform nowdays, we, the consumer, can no longer laugh about that saying "my PC is already old tech - 2-3 months after buying it". This is definately the hard fact of the matter for those wanting the latest and greatest...
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