P45 Chipset Delayed

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News Posted: Sat, Mar 29 2008 7:04 AM

Rumor has it that the Intel's next generation P45 chipset has hit a snag that will cause boards to ship in June instead of May.

“The delay of the chipset is due to problems over compatibility between the chipset's PCI Express x16 port and graphics cards, noted the sources, adding that Intel has notified them that the problem should be solved and ready to launch 2-4 weeks behind the original launch schedule.”


Despite the delay Intel and their partners are still expected to demo or at least display P-45 based boards at Computex.



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AjayD replied on Sat, Mar 29 2008 2:16 PM

2-4 weeks isn't really a major delay, so I don't think there is much cause for concern.

Would someone be so kind as to inform me of the differences between Intel's P45 chipset and their X48? In the past the X series chipset has represented Intel's flagship chipset. Will the P45 bring anything new to the table that the X48 didn't?

 

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Jaspoo replied on Sun, Mar 30 2008 12:01 AM
I believe the P45 replaces the P35. The X38 is still the top chipset until X48 replaces that soon.

The differences are

X38 - dual X16 PCI express slots
45 nm processor support

P45 - will most likely be very similar to P35
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 Since the X48 was delayed so much,I am not surprised at all of the P45 delay.The BIG difference between the P45 and the X38(X48) chip is that it comes with an ICH10 southbridge and this means integrated support for wifi into the SB.

 The X48 is only a 'cherry picked' X38,but from the tests I've seen,it really overclocks better,and the X48 bios from the selected motherboads have much more tweaking settings for the RAM than the X38.You can also flash a X38 board with a X48 bios,because it is,basically the same motherboard

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