815 comes alive with PC-133 support

Leaked chart shows Intel serious about i810e complaints

A chart on a French hardware site has confirmed our report in early November that Intel is adapting its 815 (Solano) chipset to give better support for AGP. The chart, which can be found here, shows that the 815 chipset is an evolution of Intel's current i810e chipset, as we reported. According to the site, Intel will introduce the modified 815 chipset in the second quarter of next year, although we have good reason to believe that it will come earlier than that. It will support PC-133 synchronous DRAM. Intel has had mixed success selling the i810e. Many PC manufacturers have complained because although in some respects it is a good chipset, machines built to its spec have indifferent graphics performance. The 815, as we reported, will have the ability to support an AGP slot, unlike the i810e, meaning that PC companies can add AGP compliant boards to their machines. ® See also Intel's Solano, Amador only a bubble'n'squeak away Intel likely to bring Solano chipset forward

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