ICH5-R Southbridge 82801EB/R.
Without a doubt, one of the most awaited new features of Intel's 875 chipset is the integrated Serial ATA controller.
Serial ATA: Tomb RAIDer Vs. Promise & Co
The user doesn't have to forgo anything usual, because the Serial ATA logic was integrated in the southbridge (ICH5). Thus, there is no longer any need for an additional chip or even a Serial ATA PCI controller card from Promise & Co. What remains is the UltraATA/100 controller with two ports, which allows you to run four IDE ATA drives.
It's not just the new interface that Serial ATA brings, but the possibility of operating six ATA drives (4x UltraATA, 2x Serial ATA).
Following the general trend, Intel has equipped the controller to such an extent that it masters the popular RAID modes 0 (striping) and 1 (mirroring). Although this is only true for the Serial ATA controller, it still allows you to run a drive array consisting of two drives in a stripeset (for a performance increase) or to duplicate the contents onto two hard disks (mirroring, for data security). Initially, the BIOS firmware will only support RAID 0, with RAID 1 support to appear soon with another BIOS update.
- 875P/ Canterwood Chipset: Rambus, Adieu!
- Northbridge 82875P
- 6.4 GB/s Memory Bandwidth: Infrastructure For The Future
- Memory Bandwidth And Requirements For Dual Channel
- Overview Of Memory Bandwidths
- We Save Everything! Images Of The Latest 875P Boards
- Gigabit-LAN: Northbound
- Southbridge 82801EB/R (ICH5)
- The Basics: Serial ATA
- Serial ATA Configuration: With Or Without RAID
- Windows Installation With Serial ATA
- Installing RAID 0 Later: Any Time!, Continued
- Higher Performance With Serial ATA?
- USB 2.0: Eight Times
- P4 Northwood: 50% More Throughput With 200 MHz Quad-FSB
- Overview: Market Launch Dates For The Latest Intel And AMD CPUs
- CPU Core Voltage: Not Necessarily 1.55 Volt
- Test Setup
- OpenGL Game: Quake 3 Arena
- DirectX 8-Game: Comanche 4 Demo
- MP3 Audio Encoding: MP3 Maker Platinum 3.04
- CPU And Multimedia: SiSoft Sandra 2003
- DirectX 8 Engine: 3D Mark 2001 SE
- Archiving: WinRAR 3.11
- CPU Rendering: Newtek Lightwave 7.5
- Office Applications: Sysmark 2002
- Conclusion: For Intel, The World Is Hunky Dory