NewsByte 10 September 2001

Intel Introduces New Chipset For IntelŪ PentiumŪ 4 Processor-Based PCs

IntelŪ 845 Chipset Supports PC133 SDRAM Memory Delivering Great Price, Performance for Mainstream Market Segment PCs

Intel Corporation today introduced the IntelŪ 845 chipset for IntelŪ PentiumŪ 4 processor-based PCs targeted at the high-volume, mainstream consumer and corporate desktop PC market segment. The Intel 845 chipset is designed, validated and optimized for the Pentium 4 processor using today's high-volume and well-established PC133 SDRAM memory technology. Intel 845 chipset-based platforms, utilizing the PC133 SDRAM memory technology, extend the Pentium 4 processor capabilities throughout the mainstream PC market segments.

The Intel 845 chipset consists of two controller hubs connected to each other through Intel's high-bandwidth hub architecture. The 82845 memory controller hub (MCH) supports a 400 MHz system bus delivering a high-bandwidth connection between the Pentium 4 processor and the rest of the platform, providing three times the system bus bandwidth over platforms based on Intel Pentium III processors. Also included in the MCH is such innovative architecture enhancements as wider data paths, a write cache and flexible memory refresh technology to enable optimum PC133 SDRAM performance, and the latest graphics devices through the 1.5V AGP4x interface enabling 1 GB/s of graphics bandwidth.