“Intel and its partners will kick of CeBIT 2007 with the launch of Intel’s Bearlake family of chipsets for desktop PCs. The new series introduces support for DDR3 memory, front side bus speeds up to 1333MHz and are designed to support Intel’s upcoming 45nm-process CPUs, the Core 2 Duo (Wolfdale) and Core 2 Quad (Yorkfield),” Ricky Morris reports for DigiTimes.
“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,” Morris reports. “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.”
Morris reports, “P35-based motherboards are expected to be available in April or May.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “LinuxGuy and Mac Prodigal Son” for the heads up.]