It offers an AGP 4x video slot, but has no onboard video. The technologies built into this architecture are discussed later in this article. With seven different models to choose from, selecting the right series chipset can be tricky. Would I really spend a perfectly good weekend testing core-logic chipsets and making graphs? While Extreme Graphics Architecture improves 3D rendering compared to Intels earlier integrated video chipsets, the and series chipsets, which had no 3D functions at all, its performance and features still lag behind even current mid-range video chipsets from nVidia and ATI.

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Meanwhile, their hardware partners in Taiwan and China also ship a tremendous number of boards using Intel chipsets. Chipsets Previous page Next page. Use Table 1 to provide an overview of the major differences between each of these chipsets.

Then, shortly thereafter, we were forced to reconsider once we got our hands on Abit’s implementation. Dell returns to the stock market after six years.

The E and PE Despite the similarity in names, these last two members of the family differ from each other in some significant ways. Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff! The Santa Clara chip company ships vast volumes of motherboards of their own. Then they like to sip lemonade and kick back in the hammock for a few months. In fact, Intel boards have been something of a problem for us, because their relatively low performance has made chipset comparisons like this chipsef difficult.

They like to hang back, make sure all the standards are finalized and the interoperability is chipseet before they do anything. For instance, we reviewed the original chipset with DDR support using an Intel board and weren’t too impressed with the performance. To be able to activate and utilize the HT Technology, you will need the following: Because of this we were only able to roundup a handful of motherboards for Intel’s launch today; luckily the contenders were impressive enough to make it into this initial review and roundup.


In general, the best chipset with integrated video is the GE, and the best chipset without integrated video is the PE.

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However, the Intel and series werent designed to work with the Pentium 4 or Celeron 4 processors and didnt offer advanced 3D graphics. It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for 485pe over the holidays. Intel Website Resources Get more details about the family and other Intel chipset from the Intel Chipsets page at http: What motherboard manufacturers are doing however is they are delaying the release of their PE and GE motherboards until later this year in order to get rid of excess inventory.

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It translates into faster and cheaper systems for everyone. The chipset family from Intel offers a wide range of performance and features, no matter what level of system performance you want. While integrated video reduces system costs up-front, most integrated chipsets leave users dangling when its time to improve performance because they dont offer an AGP 4x slot. In fact, after today’s official announcement, Intel will have released seven different chipsets this year alone, not including the first chipset that was introduced late last year PConly.


Thus, while you can play an occasional game with the G-series systems with integrated video, if you want serious game play, youre much better off with one of the models which support AGP 4x and DDR memory such as the GE or PE. Subscribing to a newsletter indicates your consent to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Toms Hardwares reviews of motherboards using the G include http: To learn more, select a chipset name in Figure 1 and see the schematic diagram for that chipset.

Comparing the Chipsets With seven different models to choose from, selecting the right series chipset can be tricky. While most users like to have chipsft of choices, motherboard makers haven’t chipswt too happy with the situation. Anandtechs review of the G and E chipsets http: On a black PCBfor gosh sakes.

Since its introduction in early January of this year, Intel’s DDR chipsets have been very popular among a wide range of people in the hardware industry.

If you want to see how this new motherboard performs, head right to the benchmark results section.