Intel Stakes Its Vision of the PC Future with 775 Launch

915G Express Chipset, Continued

As for the architecture of the GMA 900, there's very little that can be said about it at the moment, since Intel is keeping mum on the details. What we do know, though, is that the chip has four pixel pipelines with Pixel Shader 2.0 support with 16 or 32 bit floating point precision, it has no Vertex Shader units and can perform T&L only through software. FSAA and anisotropic filtering are not supported! Intel does not talk about transistor count numbers.

Intel 915G compared to 865G:

  Intel 865G Intel 915G
DirectX Generation DX 7.1 DX 9 in parts
Core Clock 266 / 320 MHz 333 MHz
Pixel Pipes 1 4
Texture Fillrate 266 MT/s 1300 MT/s
Max. Mem Bandwidth 6,4 GB/s 8,4 GB/s
Pixel Shader No 2.0
Vertex Shader Emulation Emulation
T&L by Software by Software
OpenGL 1.3 1.4
Shadow Maps No Yes
Volumetric Textures No Yes
Slope Scale Depth Bios No Yes
Two Sided Stencil No Yes
Max. Resolution QXGA 60Hz QXGA 85Hz

  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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  • So how do you unlock it?