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Episode 7: Motherboards part 2 – Show Notes

AMD
AMD Northbridge chips
  1. 780G
    1. HyperTransport 3.0
    2. PCI-E 2.0
    3. Backwards compatibility
    4. Radeon graphics powering DirectX 10 (built in)
    5. ATI Hybrid Graphics
    6. ATI Avivo HD
    7. low power design
    8. AMD cool’nquiet 2.0
    9. Enhanced Digital Display Integration
    10. Next Gen SB700
    11. AMD OverDrive
    12. AMD RAIDXpert
  2. 790X – Chipset for gamers (may not all be listed, but  same as 780G plus noted features below)
    1. Hypertransport 3.0
    2. Auto Xpress
    3. PCI-E 2.0
    4. GPU-Plex Technology
    5. ATI CrossfireX Technology
  3. 880G (may not all be listed, but  same as 780G plus noted features below)
    1. Supports Athlon, Athlon II, Phenom, Phenom II
    2. AM2+ with DDR2, AM3 with DDR3
    3. PCI-E 2.0
    4. 14 USB 2.0
Intel

Intel Northbridge chips

  1. P43/P45
    1. Supports Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad with Virtualization Technology and Celeron processor
    2. 1333/1066/800 MHz system bus
    3. PCI-E 2.0
    4. Intel Fast Memory Access
    5. Dual-Channel DDR2 and DDR3 memory support
    6. Flex memory technology
    7. Intel HD Audio
    8. Intel Matrix storage
    9. Intel Remote Wake Technology
    10. SATA and USB port disable
    11. Intelligent system fan speed control
  2. P55
    1. Supports i5 and i7 desktop processors (Lynnfield architecture) LGA 1156
    2. 6 SATA 3GB/s; eSATA; Port Disable
    3. 14 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Ports; Dual EHCI; USB Port Disable
    4. 8 PCI-E x1
    5. Intel High Definition Audio
    6. Intel Integrated 10/100/1000MAC
    7. Intel ME Firmware and BIOS Support
    8. Intel Extreme Tuning Support
  3. X58 – basically the same as the P55, but supports different CPU’s
    1. Supports i7 and i7 Extreme Edition and most notably the Gultown hex-core
    2. PCI-E 2.0
    3. Intel HD Audio
    4. Intel Matrix Storage

Intel announcement on USB 3.0 and SATA 6 Gb/s and where USB3.0 and SATA 6 are headed.

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