Archived from the original PDF on Read on to see how the X38 fares and what you can expect from the first wave of motherboards based on this new chipset. It even boasts an embedded Linux OS that offers a quickbooting alternative to Windows for light web browsing and even Skype telephony. But perhaps the most significant new feature is the introduction of PCI Express 2. It’s essentially a set of ehnanced memory profiles designed to boost bandwidth with compatible memory DIMMs. Record breaking performance numbers in all application types are what you can expect from any half decent X38 board. You probably won’t find many X38 boards with both DDR2 and DDR3 memory slots, but we expect mobo makers to offer variants of their boards that support each.

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Of course, the mainstream P35 already offers most of that.

Core 2 Duo, Celeron, Celeron M? On paper, that gives the X38 an advantage over the P35 which tops out at MHz. Cuipset 5 November Discontinued BCD oriented 4-bit It’s essentially a set of ehnanced memory profiles designed to boost bandwidth with compatible memory DIMMs.

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DMI has been around for a while, and despite offering considerably less bandwidth than the HyperTransport link Nvidia uses in the nForce i SLI, we’ve yet to see it suffocate system performance, mostly because Intel doesn’t divvy up PCIe graphics connectivity between two chips like Nvidia does.

Triton II [19] [20]. Intel’s mid-range chipsets have traditionally been excellent, so vhipset P35’s success wasn’t a surprise.

Always read the motherboard manual and check for BIOS infel.

Intel’s X38 Express chipset

Archived from the original PDF cgipset June 29, Finally, to bring the X38 story full circle, we should briefly mention rumours of the imminent arrival of the X48 chipset.

Making matters worse, the release of its latest mainstream chipset, the P35, left the X looking even more pointless and outdated. Support for all NetBurst based processors was nitel dropped starting with the Bearlake chipset family. Thanks to rather quickly ramping DDR3 memory speeds, a number of DDR modules are on the market and ready to take advantage of the X38, as well. Not that it matters.

That said, both boards will support memory running much faster than that. Dell returns to the stock market after six years.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Ethernet duties are usually shouldered by third party peripheral chips, as well. Fortunately, the X38 also supports DDR2, providing motherboard makers with a measure of flexibility and end users with the opportunity to save quite itel lot of money when putting together a new system.

There’s no official word from Intel, but the scuttlebutt suggests it will be a minor revision that adds official support for MHz bus chips and DDR3 MHz memory. But perhaps the most significant new feature is the introduction of PCI Express 2. This page was last edited on 14 Decemberat What’s more, the X38 retains support for DDR2, giving both board makers and buyers the option to stick with more affordable DDR2 memory technology until DDR3 prices begin their final descent from the stratosphere.

The X38 also sports a number of enthusiast-friendly features. Firstly, Intel claims it delivers improvements to memory performance courtesy of a revised memory snoop feature. In other projects Wikimedia Commons. A warn welcome, therefore, to chipste new X38 performance chipset. DDR3 memory prices remain high, though, with 2GB kits costing more than double that of their DDR2 counterparts at the same speed grade. Yes up to four. Both the X38 and X48 are guaranteed to be toast in The arrival of a new Intel motherboard chipset isn’t always a cause for much rejoicing.

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Chief among them is next-gen PCI Express 2. Pentium 4-MCeleronCeleron M. The Nehalem microarchitecture moves the memory controller into the processor. PC Based Instrumentation and Control.