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Intel Unveils P965 Express Chipset

During a speech at Computex today, Intel's executive Anand Chandrasekher, Intel senior vice president and general manager, Sales and Marketing Group, introduced products and technologies that will surround the company’s upcoming family of Intel Core 2 Duo processors.

Today’s news comes in advance of Intel’s plans to begin shipping server, desktop and laptop processors based on the company’s new Intel Core microarchitecture in June, July and August, respectively.

Chandrasekher officially introduced the Intel P965 Express Chipset, formerly code-named “Broadwater,” and said future versions, including one with graphics built in, will ship over the next two months.

The chipset incorporates Intel Fast Memory Access, an updated Memory Controller Hub backbone architecture that optimizes the system’s memory bandwidth. It also supports DDR2 memory with data transfer speeds up to 800 MHz.

Chandrasekher also discussed a future integrated graphics chipset, called the G965 Express Chipset. This product will include a new feature called Intel Clear Video Technology, which enhances high-definition video playback including those from personal video recorders and digital camcorders for sharper image viewing quality. All of the 965 Express chipsets enable users to add a second external drive to a PC for extra data protection, Intel High Definition Audio, and Intel Quiet System Technology to reduce system noise and heat.

These chipsets will form the basis of systems supporting the Intel Viiv Technology and Intel vPRO Technology platforms that will be increasingly powered by Intel Core 2 Duo processors. Chandrasekher also disclosed that Intel will introduce the Intel Core 2 Extreme processor at speeds of 2.93 Gigahertz in July, and a faster 3.2 Gigahertz version later in the year.

Chandrasekher also said that Intel will continue to enhance the Intel Viiv technology platform with new features and the forthcoming Intel Core 2 Duo processors. He also announced that Intel recently released an Intel Viiv technology software update that helps the PC better manage and share digital media and Internet-based services with a variety of connected consumer electronic devices throughout the home. The new features will appear in PCs in various countries as manufacturers update their systems in the coming months.

For small to medium businesses, Intel today also introduced the Intel 600SM PCI Phone Adapter that allows businesses to make VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) calls easily and seamlessly from desktop PCs using existing telephones.

Intel has extended the energy saving feature of its mobile architecture for Intel Centrino mobile technology-based laptops by providing a sneak peek of a new ultra low voltage Intel Core Duo processor, notebook processors that will only consume a median average of less than a watt (.75 watts). Chandrasekher said the processor will be available from OEMs such as Dell and HP and resellers starting this summer.

Source: Intel

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