Intel Adds Low-End "Eaglelake" Member

Motherboard makers have reported that Intel intends to add another member to its "4" series (Eaglelake) chipset which is set to launch Q2 next year.

Intel is planning to add one more member to its 4 series (Eaglelake) chipsets which will be launched in the second quarter of 2008, according to sources at motherboard makers.

In addition to its original premium G45 IGP and mainstream P45 chipsets, Intel will add the G43 chipset to replace the previous G35, P35, G33 and G31 chipsets in the value segment.

The G43 will adopt a 65nm process and have a built-in Intel GMA 4500 graphics engine, supporting DirectX 10, Shader Model 4.0 and OpenGL 2.0. The chipset will also have built-in HDMI, DisplayPort, and DVI support along with HDCP. The difference between the G43 and G45 are that the former has reduced high-definition video decoding and memory support, the sources noted.

This'll be the value part of the line; Intel projects the 4 series will account for 20% of Intel's total chipset shipments within one quarter.

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