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Intel goes chipset crazy

USB 2.0, DDR 333 etc.

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HWRoundup Intel is to show off two chipsets, The Intel 845 G/E and Intel 845GL, integrating support for USB 2.0, the PC world’s riposte to Firewire at a press day at the USB 2.0 Developers Conference on June 11. This is kinda unusual, Intel isn't usually so free with the info pre-launch – here's the press release.

The company hasn’t gone public with support for DDR333 memory: but it is releasing two DDR333 chipsets, namely the 845GE and 845PE, in September, according to The Commercial Times, of Taiwan.

This is already provoking the dumping of DDR266 modules by OEMs and system builders into the spot market, paving the way for DDR333 memory which should reach mass-market volume production in early summer.

However, OEMs are less than whelmed with Intel's decision to release the 845GE and 845PE, "outside the roadmap", and undermining the CPU giant's earlier promotion of 845D. It's leaving OEMs with a big DRAM headache, the Commercial Times says here.

The DDR 333chipsets are very much in Intel’s May roadmaps, seen by The Inquirer, as are P4 prices up to October. ®

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