Feeds

Intel to launch low-end 915 chipsets Jan 05

Cheap offerings to drive Socket T adoption

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction

Intel is said to be preparing to launch two further low-end 'Grantsdale' chipsets next month.

The new parts, the 915PL and the 915GL, are essentially versions of the existing 915P and 915G chipsets, but with DDR 2 SDRAM support turned off. The new chipsets will offer PCI Express and 800MHz frontside bus support.

It's the FSB frequency which will differentiate the 915PL and 915GL from the 910GL, which similarly supports only DDR memory. However, it's only capable of operating a 533MHz FSB. Like the 915GL, the 910GL integrates Intel's Media Graphics Accelerator 900 engine into the North Bridge.

The 915PL and 915GL will be priced at around a third less than the 915P and 915G, according to sources cited by DigiTimes. Their launch will come as good news to mobo makers who want a low-cost LGA775 product to drive adoption of the new processor interface. They should also hasten the move down-market of today's 775-pin Pentium 4 processors ahead of the arrival of the P4 600 series on Q1 2005.

Intel is expected to cut Grantsdale prices at the end of the year, with further cuts said to be coming early Q2 2005. ®

Related stories

Intel 'to cut' Celeron D, Grantsdale prices
Intel demos 65nm dual-core mobile CPU
Intel updates price list
Intel bumps Q4 forecast higher
Intel next-gen Centrino chipset ships
Q3 integrated graphics chip shipments soar
Intel prepares to kill off last few 130nm P4s
Intel 3.8GHz P4 570J slips out
Intel 'plans' December Grantsdale price cuts
Intel readies 'East Fork' digital home PC platform

3 Big data security analytics techniques

More from The Register

next story
Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment
'Nothing is going to change with Dr. Rice's appointment,' file sharer promises
Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray
High Fidelity Pure Audio – is this what your ears have been waiting for?
Did a date calculation bug just cost hard-up Co-op Bank £110m?
And just when Brit banking org needs £400m to stay afloat
MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling
Bitcoin baron says he needs another lawyer for FinCEN chat
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
Apple DOMINATES the Valley, rakes in more profit than Google, HP, Intel, Cisco COMBINED
Cook & Co. also pay more taxes than those four worthies PLUS eBay and Oracle
It may be ILLEGAL to run Heartbleed health checks – IT lawyer
Do the right thing, earn up to 10 years in clink
prev story

Whitepapers

Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Five 3D headsets to be won!
We were so impressed by the Durovis Dive headset we’ve asked the company to give some away to Reg readers.
SANS - Survey on application security programs
In this whitepaper learn about the state of application security programs and practices of 488 surveyed respondents, and discover how mature and effective these programs are.