Intel has finished the work on ICH9 Southbridge and now working on ICH10 slated for launch next year. Intel has removed PS/2 and LPT ports support from the chipset. The new ICHs will include a new 10GB Ethernet controller and together with some new technology from Intel, it will reduce load on CPU and improve power consumption. Intel will include a Wireless Ethernet controller into ICH10 too. The Bearlake motherboard will employ IAMT technology and hardware based firewall. A performance improvement of 15% is expected with the new chipsets working together with Conroe processors.

Intel has finished the work on ICH9 Southbridge and now working on ICH10 slated for launch next year. Intel has removed PS/2 and LPT ports support from the chipset. The new ICHs will include a new 10GB Ethernet controller and together with some new technology from Intel, it will reduce load on CPU and improve power consumption. Intel will include a Wireless Ethernet controller into ICH10 too. The Bearlake motherboard will employ IAMT technology and hardware based firewall. A performance improvement of 15% is expected with the new chipsets working together with Conroe processors.