Intel introduced 3 different version of their Broadwater chipset at the press conference yesterday, with specifics to what each chipset will be capable of. Intel has took efforts to tailor the 965/963Q silicon for their business partners. Intel officially announced their Intel Active Management technology that will be present in their new ICH8DO southbridge, where IT departments will be able to manage clients from all over the company remotely, execute out-of-band diagnostics and track assets without having to be with there physically. The 965Q chipset also supports either ADD2 or MEC (Media Expansion Cards, allowing business customers to use a 2nd independed display at minimal costs.
Intel’s updated Graphics Memory Controlle Hub (GMCH) backbone architecture that improves system performance by optimizing the use of available memory bandwidth and reducing the latency of memory accesses.