Intel extends Grantsdale

By Derek Sooman on February 10, 2005, 2:14 PM
Intel has extended its 'Grantsdale' Pentium 4 chipset family. The company is to apparently launch the 915PL and 915GL, however neither have been formally announced as of yet. But the pair has now appeared on the chip maker's website.

The 915PL is a discrete chipset; the 915GL integrates Intel's Media Graphics Accelerator 900 DirectX 9 engine. Both support a 533MHz or 800MHz frontside bus, HyperThreading-enabled CPUs, PCI Express expansion and a dual-channel memory bus.

Unlike previous Grantsdale parts, however, the new chipsets only support DDR SDRAM, not DDR 2 memory. The 915PL supports only a single DIMM per memory channel, whereas the 915GL supports two DIMMs per channel. The two chipsets can handle up to 2GB and 4GB, respectively.




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