Intel Core2 Extreme QX6850 CPU Preview :: Intel P35 Express Chipset

07-16-2007 · Category: Hardware - Processors

By Doc Overclock

Intel Core2 Extreme QX6850 CPU Preview

As Intel introduces its latest weapon in its CPU arsenal the requirements mean a new motherboard will be in order to take advantage of both this new QX6850, but also the 45nm Penryn coming out in a few months from now. The Intel P35 Express Chipset supports new technologies such as 1333 MHz System Bus speed, next-generation 45nm dual- and quad-core processors, and DDR3 memory to deliver increased system bandwidth and improved performance. With built-in design headroom, Intel Fast Memory Access (Intel® FMA) and Intel Turbo Memory, platforms based on the Intel P35 Express Chipset. For Intel's immediate future the P3 series chipset will enable best-of-class performance. New Desktop PC platforms based on the Intel P35 Express Chipset, combined with either the IntelCore2 Duo or Intel Core2 Quad processor, deliver new technologies and innovative capabilities for enthusiasts and digital home consumers. Many motherboard manufactures will adopt this chipset into their lineup, as of now ASUS, MSI, Gigabyte and Intel all have boards based on the new P35.

Intel Core2 Extreme QX6850 CPU Preview


Intel® P35 Express Chipset Features

Supports Intel® Viiv™ Processor Technology

Intel Viiv processor technology is a set of PC technologies designed for the enjoyment of digital entertainment in the home. The Intel P35 Express Chipset has support for Intel Viiv processor technology with either the ICH9R or ICH9DH SKUs.

1333/1066/800 MHz System Bus

Supports the Intel® Core™2 Duo and Intel® Core™2 Quad processors with Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT, Dual-Core Intel® Pentium® processor, and Intel® Celeron® processor.

PCI Express* Interface

The PCI Express x16 graphics interface supports the latest high-performance graphics cards. The PCI Express x1 I/O ports offer up to 3.5X the bandwidth over traditional PCI architecture, delivering faster access to peripheral I/O devices.

Intel® Fast Memory Access

Updated Memory Controller Hub (MCH) backbone architecture that improves system performance by optimizing the use of available memory bandwidth and reducing the latency of the memory accesses.

Dual-Channel DDR3 Memory Support

Delivers up to 17 GB/s of bandwidth and 8 GB memory addressability for faster system responsiveness and support of 64-bit computing.

Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)

Integrated audio support enables premium digital sound and delivers advanced features, such as multiple audio streams and jack re-tasking. The Dolby PC Entertainment Experience* is available exclusively on systems with Intel High Definition Audio.

Intel® Matrix Storage Technology (Intel® MST)

With a second hard drive added, provides quicker access to digital photo, video and data files with RAID 0, 5, and 10, and greater data protection against a hard disk drive failure with RAID 1, 5, and 10. Support for external SATA* (eSATA) enables the full SATA interface speed outside the chassis, up to 3 Gb/s.

Serial ATA (SATA) 3 Gbp/s

High-speed storage interface supports faster transfer rate for improved data access.

USB* Port Disable

Enables individual USB ports to be enabled or disabled as needed. This feature provides added protection of data by preventing malicious removal or insertion of data through USB ports.

Intel® Quiet System Technology (Intel® QST)

Intelligent system fan speed control algorithms use operating temperature ranges more efficiently to reduce perceived system noise by minimizing fan speed changes.