Intel is on track for a second-quarter roll-out of its 946GZ and 946PL low-end chipsets to replace the 945GZ and 945PL. The roll-out will complete the Broadwater product line, with the new chipsets joining the 945P/945G-replacement P965/G965 mid-range and the 955X-replacement 975X high-end chipsets. Intel is pushing the Broadwater lineup in preparation for the new Conroe core, which is not supported by the 945/955 chipsets. The Broadwater chipsets also support the Smithfield and Presler desktop cores. Samples of the Conroe start from 2GHz and the Merom starting at 2.33GHz.

Intel is on track for a second-quarter roll-out of its 946GZ and 946PL low-end chipsets to replace the 945GZ and 945PL. The roll-out will complete the Broadwater product line, with the new chipsets joining the 945P/945G-replacement P965/G965 mid-range and the 955X-replacement 975X high-end chipsets. Intel is pushing the Broadwater lineup in preparation for the new Conroe core, which is not supported by the 945/955 chipsets. The Broadwater chipsets also support the Smithfield and Presler desktop cores. Samples of the Conroe start from 2GHz and the Merom starting at 2.33GHz.