Intel P45 chipset has problems with modern graphics cards

Subject: Chipsets | March 28, 2008 - 07:08 PM |
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According to this report on Digitimes, Intel is delaying the P45 chipset until mid-June due to some compatibility issues with its primary x16 PCIe slot and modern graphics cards.

Intel is delaying the launch schedule of its P45 chipset
from originally in May to mid-June, according to sources at motherboard
makers.

The delay of the chipset is due to problems
over compatibility between the chipset's PCI Express x16 port and
graphics cards, noted the sources, adding that Intel has notified them
that the problem should be solved and ready to launch 2-4 weeks behind
the original launch schedule.

Some motherboard makers
pointed out that the delay will give them more time to clear up their
P35 inventory, however, the comparability problem will surely damage
Intel's image over technological development.

Intel
will now announce the P45 chipset during Computex 2008, however, actual
motherboard shipments will not begin until mid-June, noted the sources.

Source: Digitimes
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