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Intel Stakes Its Vision of the PC Future with 775 Launch

915P Express Chipset

915P is the standard LGA 775, DDR2 and PCI Express chipset from Intel. It has been designed for mainstream and high-end desktop computers and thus requires a discrete graphics card (PCI Express only). As the performance advantage of 925X over 915P is marginal, 915P should be the chipset to go for most users. Also it is the chipset most LGA 775 motherboard will be using.

Chipset Comparison Table

925X915P915G915GV
ProcessorsPentium 4Pentium 4,Celeron DPentium 4,Celeron DPentium 4,Celeron D
FSB Speed200 MHz QDR200, 133 MHz QDR200, 133 MHz QDR200, 133 MHz QDR
Hyper ThreadingSupportedSupportedSupportedSupported
Max. Memory4 GB4 GB4 GB4 GB
Memory TypeDDR2-400, DDR2-533DDR400, DDR2-400, DDR2-533DDR400, DDR2-400, DDR2-533DDR400, DDR2-400, DDR2-533
Memory ModesSingle Or Dual ChannelSingle Or Dual ChannelSingle Or Dual ChannelSingle Or Dual Channel
GraphicsPCI Express x16PCI Express x16PCI Express x16& GMA 900GMA 900
PCI Express4 Slots PCIe x11 Slot PCIe x164 Slots PCIe x11 Slot PCIe x164 Slots PCIe x11 Slot PCIe x164 Slots PCIe x1
PCI Slots6 PCI 2.3 Bus Masters, 32 Bit6 PCI 2.3 Bus Masters, 32 Bit6 PCI 2.3 Bus Masters, 32 Bit6 PCI 2.3 Bus Masters, 32 Bit
Storage Controller1 UltraATA/1004 SATA-1501 UltraATA/1004 SATA-1501 UltraATA/1004 SATA-1501 UltraATA/1004 SATA-150
USB Ports8 USB 2.0 Ports8 USB 2.0 Ports8 USB 2.0 Ports8 USB 2.0 Ports
Network Interface100 MBit MACGbE via PCIe100 MBit MACGbE via PCIe100 MBit MACGbE via PCIe100 MBit MACGbE via PCIe
Audio SupportHD Audio 24 Bit192 kHzAC97 2.3HD Audio 24 Bit192 kHzAC97 2.3HD Audio 24 Bit192 kHzAC97 2.3HD Audio 24 Bit192 kHzAC97 2.3