Intel Bearlake details: P965 and 975X replacements
Dailytech (who else?) has details on Intel upcoming Bearlake chipsets. These will replace Intels the P965 and 975X boards and have support for PCI-e 2.0, DDR3 and on the 975X replacements, two full speed PCI-e x16 slots. Expect these Q3 2007.
Intel?s upcoming X38 Express chipset is expected to replace the current Intel 975X Express chipset. The X38 Express brings new features such as PCI Express 2.0 compatibility as well as two full speed PCI Express x16 slots. DDR3 1333 will be the memory standard of choice. On the premium and mainstream side of things is Intel?s G33, G35 and P35 Express chipsets. Intel?s upcoming G33 Express chipset will feature a graphics core that features Intel Clear Video Technology. Memory support on G33 Express will be limited to DDR3-1066 or DDR2-800. Front-side bus speeds of 1333 MHz are supported with the mainstream G33 Express. Stepping up a notch is the G35 Express which features a DirectX 10 compatible graphics core. G35 Express will fully support high definition content playback with HDCP protection. DDR3-1066, DDR2-800 and a 1333 MHz front-side bus are also supported. Intel?s P35 Express will be similar to G35 Express except with the integrated graphics core removed. Intel?s X38, G33, G35 and P35 will be paired with upcoming ICH9, ICH9R and ICH9DH south bridges.