Intel said to have cut G35 chipset features

After reports that Intel’s “Bearlake” series chipsets will lack support for Netburst-based processors, rumors are now circulating that the flavor of Bearlake with integrated graphics will also be missing a few features. HKEPC has received word from motherboard manufacturers that the so-called G35 Express chipset will lack support for DDR3 memory and HDMI video output. Furthermore, the chipset will supposedly not be compatible with the upcoming ICH9 south bridge, forcing motherboard makers to use the same ICH8 south bridge as in existing G965 Express-based motherboards. According to HKEPC, the G35 is expected in the third quarter of this year along with the rest of Intel’s Bearlake lineup.

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    • Hallucinosis
    • 14 years ago

    In unrelated news, the computer in my car seems to be working fine.

    • davidedney123
    • 14 years ago

    This is mostly going to end up in business machines and of course cheap home PCs, so it makes sense to me that you’d want to use it with the cheapest southbridge available.


    • Proesterchen
    • 14 years ago

    If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it probably is just another Broadwater-G derivative.

    Also, that whole G31-G33-G35 line-up looks messed up, with I/O bridges spanning three generations and mostly-useless DDR3 support in only the mainstream part.

    I just hope that Intel will show better better planning and execution with their stand-alone visual processors in the future.

    • tempeteduson
    • 14 years ago

    Hmmm, Intel doesn’t like too many features on their IGP chipsets, unlike ATI and NVIDIA. ATI’s RS690, for example, can interface with their top-of-the-line SB600 southbridge just like their enthusiast chipsets. NVIDIA’s nForce 430 isn’t short on features, either. That’s why the K8 platform has been a much better choice for an HTPC with modest graphics demands.

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