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Intel G35 chipset supports DirectX 10 in hardware

Desktop Roadmap Intel's integrated DirectX 10?
Wed Jan 31 2007, 14:16
INTEL'S NEXT-GENERATION G35 chipset, scheduled for a Q3 2007 launch, has hardware support for DirectX 10.

This chipset supports the upcoming quad and dual 45 nanometre cores, Yorkfield and Wolfdale.

It supports FSB 1333 and DDR 2 800 only. If you want DDR 3 support, you will have to buy the G33 but this one won't have a DirectX 10 support.

The G35 chipset also supports Intel Clear Video marchitecture. You can use it together with ICH8, ICH8R or ICH8DH.

Intel also says that something called SW POR is under investigation. This has something to do with software portability at a guess.

All the chipsets support Aero glass but for the Vista Premium stamp of approval you need dual-channel, 1GB system memory and adequate memory speed to run the fancy interface. Otherwise you are stuck with the Vista basic stamp. µ


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