ICH7 south bridge details emerge
Intel will apparently offer five different ICH7 south bridge flavors for its upcoming "Smithfield" dual-core platform. In addition to the vanilla ICH7, there will be ICH7 DH, DO, DE, and R derivates that offer a range of RAID, power management, and iAMT support. ICH7 offerings will reportedly be available with between four and six PCI Express x1 lanes and Matrix RAID for all but the vanilla ICH7. Sadly, it doesn't look like RAID 5 is part of Intel's plans for the ICH7 family.