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Transitional Products

Intel Stakes Its Vision of the PC Future with 775 Launch
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Soltek is one of the companies that decided to offer a transitional motherboard. The SL-865PRO-775 will be affordable, fast and ready for future Intel processors.

Some of the most interesting transitional products will be motherboards that combine the 865/875 chipset with the new LGA 775 socket. These are targeted at the many users don't want to spend money on a PCI Express graphics card and DDR2 memory as they won't get more performance at this point - and anyway, they may have spent big bucks already on DDR400 DIMMs and a fast AGP board. DFI even decided to use the 875P chipset for a new product that is called LANParty 875P-T. We can expect to see many interesting hybrids and crossbreeds over the next couple of weeks.

Better Fan Speed Control, Finally

Intel also added a 4-pin fan connector standard to the new platform. It remains fully compatible with the common 3-pin version. Once again, nobody was able to tell us its name.

All the motherboards we received so far were perfectly able to control the fan speed, and they went as far as completely stopping the fan at the temperature we specified. After looking at approximately a dozen motherboards, we can say that substantial progress has been made here.

Summary
  1. Intel's 775 Launch Mixes Ambition With A Strong Aftertaste
  2. First Contact
  3. Obstacles And Hurdles
  4. More Findings
  5. New Socket: LGA 775
  6. LGA 775 Processor Installation
  7. LGA 775 Processor Installation, Continued
  8. LGA 775 Processor Installation, Continued
  9. MSI's CPU Installation Tool
  10. Transitional Products
  11. Poor Thing: Intel Reference Cooler
  12. New Processors: P4 Prescott Up To 3.6 GHz
  13. Specification Overview
  14. Model And Pricing Information
  15. Processor Overview
  16. New Chipsets: 925X, 915G, 915P, 915GV
  17. New Chipsets: 925X, 915G, 915P, 915GV, Continued
  18. 925X Express Chipset
  19. 915G Express Chipset
  20. 915G Express Chipset, Continued
  21. 915G Express Chipset, Continued
  22. 915P Express Chipset
  23. Chipset Devices
  24. Intel Puts The Lock On Overclocking
  25. How To Unlock The Overclocking Lock
  26. New Memory: DDR2-533, Continued
  27. DDR2 Memory Vendors
  28. Intel Flex Memory Technology
  29. New Interlink: PCI Express
  30. More SATA, More RAID, More Ports
  31. Matrix RAID
  32. Creating A RAID Array
  33. More HD Performance For Free: Command Queuing
  34. More Networking: Intel Wireless Connect Technology
  35. New Audio: High Definition Audio
  36. Asus P5AD2 Premium
  37. Foxconn 925A01
  38. Test Setup
  39. Benchmarks And Settings
  40. Platform Benchmarks
  41. DirectX 8 Benchmarks
  42. DirectX 8 Benchmarks, Continued
  43. DirectX 9 Benchmarks, Continued
  44. Video Benchmarks
  45. Video Benchmarks, Continued
  46. Application Benchmarks
  47. Application Benchmarks, Continued
  48. Synthetic Benchmarks
  49. Synthetic Benchmarks, Continued
  50. Processor Power Consumption
  51. Integrated Graphics Benchmarks
  52. Game Benchmarks
  53. Halo
  54. Far Cry
  55. Video Performance
  56. Networking Benchmarks
  57. Storage Subsystem Benchmarks
  58. Conclusion
  59. A Final Note
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