Intel puts graphics, USB 2.0 on new chip sets

Intel on Monday will bring integrated graphics to a wide range of PCs when it kicks off a family of chipsets that also includes high-speed peripheral support with USB (Universal Serial Bus) 2.0 technology.

The company will offer a range of chipsets based on the 845G chipset, which can be used with Pentium 4 processors as well as Celeron chips that use the Pentium 4's 478-pin packaging type. Gateway Inc. on Monday will be among the vendors to begin shipping systems based on the 845G as well as an 845GL chip set. The Gateway systems will be priced from as low as US$649.

Integrating graphics processing into a chipset saves a manufacturer from having to add a separate graphics card to a PC, reducing costs. Until now, integrated graphics capabilities for Intel-based PCs have been offered generally only for value-priced systems.

USB 2.0 capability, available in many peripherals on the market today, offers much faster communication between the PC and external devices such as scanners, digital cameras and printers. USB 2.0 has never been integrated into an Intel chipset before.

Intel will offer a wide range of chipsets based on the 845G for value-priced, mainstream and performance-oriented systems, Intel spokesman George Alfs said Friday. The 845G will support both 400MHz and 533MHz front side bus speeds and DDR SDRAM (double data rate synchronous dynamic RAM), he said.

The lower end 845GL will support exclusively the 400MHz front side bus used with the 478-pin Celeron chips, according to a Gateway representative. It also will support DDR, according to Gateway.

Gateway will offer models of its 300 and 500 series PCs using the new chip sets, ranging from the $649 Celeron-based Gateway 300LS to the $1,499 Pentium 4-based Gateway 500X.

Join the newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.
Rocket to Success - Your 10 Tips for Smarter ERP System Selection
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Stephen Lawson

PC World
Show Comments

Cool Tech

SanDisk MicroSDXC™ for Nintendo® Switch™

Learn more >

Breitling Superocean Heritage Chronographe 44

Learn more >

Toys for Boys

Family Friendly

Panasonic 4K UHD Blu-Ray Player and Full HD Recorder with Netflix - UBT1GL-K

Learn more >

Stocking Stuffer

Razer DeathAdder Expert Ergonomic Gaming Mouse

Learn more >

Christmas Gift Guide

Click for more ›

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Edwina Hargreaves

WD My Cloud Home

I would recommend this device for families and small businesses who want one safe place to store all their important digital content and a way to easily share it with friends, family, business partners, or customers.

Walid Mikhael

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

It’s easy to set up, it’s compact and quiet when printing and to top if off, the print quality is excellent. This is hands down the best printer I’ve used for printing labels.

Ben Ramsden

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

Brainstorming, innovation, problem solving, and negotiation have all become much more productive and valuable if people can easily collaborate in real time with minimal friction.

Sarah Ieroianni

Brother QL-820NWB Professional Label Printer

The print quality also does not disappoint, it’s clear, bold, doesn’t smudge and the text is perfectly sized.

Ratchada Dunn

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The Huddle Board’s built in program; Sharp Touch Viewing software allows us to easily manipulate and edit our documents (jpegs and PDFs) all at the same time on the dashboard.

George Khoury

Sharp PN-40TC1 Huddle Board

The biggest perks for me would be that it comes with easy to use and comprehensive programs that make the collaboration process a whole lot more intuitive and organic

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?