The following table compares a number of major characteristics of Intel’s mainstream desktop chipsets from the P965 to the 915P.

Intel P965 Express

Chipset

Intel 955X Express

Chipset

Intel 945P Express

Chipset

Intel 915P Express

Chipset

Target Segment Performance PC,

Mainstream PC

Entry-Level Workstation,

Performance PC

Performance PC Mainstream PC
Processor Positioned Intel Core 2 Duo Processor,

Intel Pentium D processor,

Intel Pentium 4 processor supporting Hyper-Threading Technology

Intel Pentium processor Extreme Edition,

Intel Pentium D processor,

Intel Pentium 4 processor Extreme Edition supporting Hyper-Threading Technology,

Intel Pentium 4 processor supporting Hyper-Threading Technology

Intel Pentium D processor, Intel Pentium 4 processor supporting HT Technology, all other Intel System Bus Pentium processors Intel Pentium 4 processor
Processor LGA775 LGA775 LGA775 LGA775
Hyper-Threading Technology Optimised for HT Technology Optimised for HT Technology Optimised for HT Technology Optimised for HT Technology
System Bus 1066/800/533 MHz 1066/800 MHz 1066/800/533 MHz 800/533 MHz
Max Memory 8 GB 8 GB 4 GB 4 GB
Memory Modules 2DIMMs/channel, 2 channels 2 DIMMs/channel, 2 channels 2 DIMMs/channel, 2 channels 2 DIMMs/channel, 2 channels
Memory Type Dual-Channel DDR2 Dual-Channel DDR2 Dual-Channel DDR2 Dual-Channel:,

DDR2 533/400, DDR 400/333

FSB/Memory Configurations DDR2 800/677/533 1066/DDR2-667,

1066/DDR2-533,

800/DDR2-667,

800/DDR2-533

1066/DDR2-667,

1066/DDR2-533,

1066/DDR2-400,

800/DDR2-667,

800/DDR2-533,

800/DDR2-400,

533/DDR2-667,

533/DDR2-533,

533/DDR2-400

800/DDR2-533,

800/DDR2-400,

800/DDR400,

800/DDR333,

533/DDR2-533,

533/DDR2-400,

533/DDR400,

533/DDR333

External Graphics Interface PCI Express* x16 (1×16) PCI Express* x16 PCI Express* x16 PCI Express* x16
PCI Support PCI Express* X 1

(4 or 6)

PCI Express* X 1

(4 or 6)

PCI Express* X 1

(4 or 6)

PCI Express* X 1

(4)

Storage Interface/Ports SATA (3 Gbps)/6

External SATA (eSATA)

SATA (3 Gbps)/4 PATA/1 SATA (3 Gbps)/4 PATA/1 SATA 150/4, UDMA ATA100
Storage Technology Intel Matrix Storage Technology2 (NCQ, RAID 0, 1, 5, 10) Intel Matrix Storage Technology with ICH7R Intel Matrix Storage Technology with ICH7R Intel Matrix Storage Technology with ICH6R
Memory Controller Hub 82P965 82955X MCH 82945P MCH 82915P MCH
Supported Intel I/O Controller ICH8 (NH82801HB), ICH8R (NH82801HR), ICH8DH (NH82801HH) Intel ICH7 Family:

ICH7, ICH7R

Intel ICH7 Family:

ICH7, ICH7R

Intel ICH6 Family:

ICH6, ICH6R

PCI Masters 6 6 6 6
USB Ports/Controllers 8 ports, USB 2.0 8 ports, USB 2.0 8 ports, USB 2.0 8 ports, USB 2.0
Audio Intel High Definition Audio, AC97/20-bit audio Intel High Definition Audio, AC97/20-bit audio Intel High Definition Audio, AC97/20-bit audio Intel High Definition Audio, AC97/20-bit audio

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