i945 and Pentium D May 26 Posted on 26/04/2005 at 16:26 by Marc
According to HKEPC, Intel will release the i945 chipset and Pentium D processors next May 26. The i945 chipset and Pentium D are the more affordable versions of the i955X and Pentium Extreme Edition.
Based on the same design, the Pentium D are like the Pentium EE dual core processors but without HyperThreading. They will be released in 800, 820 and 840 versions clocked at 2.8, 3.0 and 3.2 GHz and will cost respectively $240, $315 and $530.
The i945P and i945G (with and without integrated graphic solution) will support like the i955X, the FSB1066 and dual channel DDR2-667, but won’t be able to work with a Pentium EE. They won’t of course officially feature the HyperPath mode to have better latencies at the memory controller level. We can however count on the motherboard makers to activate it like with the i865PE i915P.