But really, it’s all about the X38’s northbridge chip. In the meantime, we have received an avalanche of requests centered on which board performs best out of the available products currently for sale. Archived from the original PDF on Fortunately, the X38 also supports DDR2, providing motherboard makers with a measure of flexibility and end users with the opportunity to save quite a lot of money when putting together a new system. Firstly, Intel claims it delivers improvements to memory performance courtesy of a revised memory snoop feature. Topping the P35 Express won’t be easy, but Intel has a few tricks up its sleeve with the X This article provides a list of motherboard chipsets made by Intel , divided into three main categories:

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List of Intel chipsets – Wikipedia

Although the X38 could almost certainly act as a very good host to a pair of GeForce cards in SLI, Nvidia continues to lock out third-party chipsets in its graphics drivers. Log in Don’t have an account? Those eight-pin aux power connections can deliver up to W of power, in exprezs to the 75W of juice routed through the slot itself and the 75W available in a six-pin aux PCIe power plug. Xeon, Pentium M [29].

Intel X38: Overclocking Update

The Nehalem microarchitecture moves the memory controller into the processor. Retrieved Exptess 24, In combination with Intel’s new QX quad-core monster, the Asus in particular is a bit of a stunner. Discontinued BCD oriented 4-bit But perhaps the most significant new feature is the introduction of PCI Express 2. The chipsets are listed in chronological order.


On a more serio However, we are still not ready to declare the chipset a winner. Intel’s Nehalem modular CPU architecture is rapidly approaching and with it a whole new platform apporach from Intel.

Nvidia’s high-end chipset remains the nForce i SLI. The south bridge’s PCIe lanes will most likely be used for onboard peripherals and expansion cards slots, neither of which require the bandwidth or slot power of PCIe 2. As a result, Intel is the only chipset manufacturer offering support for DDR3 memory.

Intel X Overclocking Update

Not listed below is the ihtel see Xeon chipsets which is intsl with Nehalem mainstream and high-end processors but does not claim core iX-compatibility. In practice however, newer chipset designs are usually made only for the newer processor packages, and older ones may not be updated to accommodate for recent package designs. The chipset is not a disappointment at this stage in the game, but the whole launch event fiasco and lack of choices available in the marketplace is disappointing to us.

A warn welcome, therefore, to the new X38 performance chipset.

There’s no official word from Intel, but the scuttlebutt suggests it will be a minor revision that adds official support for MHz bus chips and DDR3 MHz memory.

The Series chipsets were introduced along with Coffee Lake processors, which use the LGA socket; the enthusiast model was released in the last quarter of[61] the rest of the line will be released in Our Verdict The new weapon of choice for performance enthusiasts.


In addition, certain chipsets may be implemented in motherboards with different processor packages, much like how the FX could be used either with a Pentium Pro Socket 8 or Pentium II Slot 1.

Coffee Lake chipsets series. It even boasts an embedded Linux OS that offers a quickbooting alternative to Windows for light web browsing and even Skype telephony. Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. The Series chipsets codenamed Sunrise Pointfor Skylake processors using the LGA socket, [57] were released in the third quarter of Support for all NetBurst based processors was officially dropped starting with the Bearlake chipset family.

Moreover, the P35 has proven an extremely impressive performer at both stock and overclocked settings. We will show the comparisons against other chipsets in the full board reviews and offer in-depth overclocking results with multiple CPU and memory configurations.

Intel’s X38 Express chipset

The P35 only officially tangos with the cooking versions of Intel’s new 45nm Core 2 chips. The most obvious upgrades over the X include official support for MHz bus Intel processors along with the latest 45nm Core 2 chips and DDR3 memory.

Intel’s engineers have built several optimizations into the X38’s memory controller, including what Intel calls a “flexible clock crossing architecture” and improved prefetching circuitry.