Intel, new chipset with USB 2 and 3D graphics – Macitynet.it
Intel unveiled two new 845 series chipsets yesterday, the 845G and the 845GL. The two new chipsets, actually a series of 'service' processors on the main chip, feature support. integrated USB 2.0 standard. Thanks to this innovation, building computers capable of recognizing and managing peripherals compatible with the latest implementation of the standard will be cheaper and simpler. Among other features, the support of a 400 to 533 MHz bus processor and the integration of a graphics chip .
The presence of a graphics processor is another element of strategic importance because it allows low-cost PC manufacturers to eliminate a dedicated graphics processor and save, according to industry experts, up to $ 50 even if the performance may be acceptable. only for those who buy a low-cost machine. In any case, a blow to a market, that of graphics cards, which in perspective could suffer the low-level competition of the new chipset.