Support for Intel High Definition Audio was included. The base version only includes four SATA 2. In practice, most baseboard manufacturers still offered PATA appropriate connection types using additional chips from manufacturers such as JMicron or Marvell. A SATA host controller was integrated. Sound support was improved and corresponded the newest AC’97 specification, version 2.

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New I/O Controller Hub (ICH2) – Intel Chipset

These chipsets also support Uch2 Extreme Graphics Architecture for improved 3D performance, discussed later in this article. As CPU speeds increased, a bottleneck eventually emerged between the processor and the motherboarddue to limitations caused by data transmission between the CPU and southbridge.

If you buy a Pentium 4 or Celeron-based system with an Intel chipset, its quite likely the chipset it uses will be part ihc2 the Intel family. Since mid, the large motherboard manufacturers noticed an increased complaint ratio with motherboards equipped with ICH5.

Simply put, its a method for turning a single physical processor into two virtual processors, with each ic2h processor handling different threads series of tasks. To learn more, select a chipset name in Figure 1 and see the schematic diagram for that chipset. Finally, you will also need an operating system designed to support dual processors, currently the only operating systems that support HT Technology are Windows XP Home and Professional editions.

Rapid Pixel and Texel Rendering Engine uses pipelines to overlap 2D and 3D operations, provides 8x data compression to improve the use of memory bandwidth, and features a multi-tier cache for 3D operations.


To be able to activate and utilize the HT Technology, you will need the following: If youre considering moving to a 3GHz or faster Pentium 4 processor or a new motherboard or system inrel on an series chipset, the issue of Hyper-Threading HT technology support is very important. It supports various interfaces to “low-speed” peripherals, and it supports a suite of housekeeping functions.

In a survey of recent reviews from noted hardware review sources, its clear that the PE intek GE chipsets are the fastest members of the family, thanks in large part to support for DDR memory and a MHz FSB speed. The chip had pins.

Intel 815 Chipset

Sharkey Extreme reviews the Och2 at http: As CPU speeds increased data transmission between the CPU and support chipset, the support chipset eventually emerged as a bottleneck between the processor and the motherboard. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In comparison with the ICH2, the changes were limited: The E and PE Despite the similarity in names, these last two members of the family differ from each other in some significant ways.

It had pins.

X86 cpus’ Guide – View details on Intel ICH2

Another design decision was to substitute the rigid North-South axis on the motherboard with a star structure. Both chipsets offer enhanced bit audio and support for digital video and TV-out. Customers were not willing to pay the high prices for RDRAM and either bought i or iBX motherboards or changed to the competition. The most important innovation was the support of USB 2. The technologies built into this architecture are discussed later in this article. However, the E also supports ECC error correction, making this chipset an updated version of the Intel Website Resources Get more details about the family and other Intel chipset from the Intel Chipsets page at http: In general, the best chipset with integrated video is the GE, and the best chipset without integrated video is the PE.


Despite the similarity in names, these last two members of the family differ from each other in some significant ways. In keeping with its support for fast memory, the GE models integrated graphics runs at a core speed of MHz, while the G models integrated graphics run at only MHz.

Comparing the Chipsets With seven different models to choose from, selecting the right series chipset can be tricky. With seven different models to choose from, selecting the right inrel chipset can be tricky.

The Intel 845 Chipset Family

Many motherboard manufacturers had omitted the necessary high-quality safety devices for front panel connectors for cost reasons. Support for Intel High Definition Audio was included.

There is no version for desktop motherboards. Use Table 1 to provide an overview of the major differences between each of these chipsets.