Intel Offers New Features for 4 Series Chipset
"In order to strengthen 4 Series motherboards competitiveness and lifespan, Intel plans to add more features into them."
Published: 3rd December 2008 | Source: Expreview |Intel Offers New Features for 4 Series Chipset Based Platforms
Since the release of Intel's Core i7 and X58 Express Chipset, we have known that Intel plans to retain LGA775 for use as a midrange and entry level setup. In order to make the older socket more appealing, Intel are looking to add more features to subsequent chipset's.
In preparation for Microsoft' Windows 7, Intel 4 Series Motherboards will utilise the WDDM1.1 Driver. WDDM1.1 is a new driver model introduced into Windows 7 with better stability and performance compared with Vista WDDM1.0. As well as better driver support, G45 will see DDR3 come to the fore over DDR2.
G45/G43 chip will have Media enhancement, providing Post Processing and Repeater Mode.
G43 supports 4 DIMMs, that is to say it support maximum 16GB (DDR2) or 8GB (DDR3) memory. G41 will support HDMI output. The Southbridge chip will utilize ICH7R instead of ICH7 to expand RAID support.
Attractive enough features to keep you rocking LGA775?
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