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Foxconn P35 chipset with DDR3 support - Time to change your RAM?

by Tarinder Sandhu on 14 March 2007, 22:22

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HEXUS @ CeBIT 2007

Intel is also launching a new range of core logics to complement its Core 2 Duo processors, giving motherboard manufacturers the chance to launch a slew of new motherboards every few months.

Carrying on from the incumbent P965 will be the P35 chipset (Bearlake), which adds in a new southbridge, ICH9/R, and support for upcoming 45nm multi-core Intel CPUs (Penryn) that run off a 1333MHz FSB, as well as AMD's CrossFire multi-GPU technology.

What's particularly interesting about this Foxconn P357AB-8EKRS2H model, is support for DDR3 memory; a feature of the chipset. We've not heard much talk from the prominent memory manufacturers on the likely arrival of DDR3 modules, so, for once, it's a case of chipsets leading memory evolution.

We'll endeavour to find out more when we sit down (read grill) Foxconn's brass tomorrow.

HEXUS @ CeBIT 2007

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With my desktop PC, I'm still running DDR, so I might end up skipping DDR2 all together. Scary how quick some things change…
Hop skip jump.. :)
interesting that there is still crossfire support as well, I remember rumours that crossfire wouldnt be supported in future intel chipsets
I was thinking of avoiding DDR2 as well (as i've no real gain from upgrading to Core/DDR2 for what I do with my home PCs).
Yup same here. Current PC is plenty fast enough. DDR3 should be viable by the time I change it.