It seems like only yesterday that Intel brought us the newest member of its Pentium 4 processor family, the I875P. Intel I875P, better known to the hardware market as the Canterwood, not only brought the first official 800 MHz FSB but along with this, Intel brought its first DDR-400 memory controller supporting Dual Channel 128bit memory interface supporting a maximum 6.4GB/s bandwidth, the same bandwidth that the Pentium 4 800Mhz FSB is capable of generating. The I875P brought another feature to the party, the first Southbridge with native Serial ATA on the ICH5 and RAID support on the ICH5R.
Another feature for the 875P was the Intel Performance Acceleration Technology or PAT as it is known, which the Springdale series does not. This technology is designed to accelerate memory access by the CPU, bypassing certain memory wait states, but running this requires great frequency memory modules. The use of ECC modules is also supported to allow greater stability with PAT enabled.
While this may seem like a great step forward, these features incur a price premium. With the ICH5R Southbridge and the I875P Northbridge motherboard manufacturers pay $53US per 1000 units; this drives the costs of I875P board's right up.
Intel, not wanting to loose out to others like SiS with upcoming chipsets costing far less, and VIA's free access to the Intel Pentium 4 architecture to build chipsets, had to come up with a cheaper alternative. This led Intel to release the I865 series of chipsets, codenamed Springdale. Springdale has three variations, I865P, I865PE and I865G. Today we will look at the different variations and features common to all.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- I865 "Springdale" - Page 1 [Introduction]
- I865 "Springdale" - Page 2 [Springdale in Detail]
- I865 "Springdale" - Page 3 [I865P - 533FSB Only]
- I865 "Springdale" - Page 4 [I865PE - The Cheap Canterwood]
- I865 "Springdale" - Page 5 [I865G - Intel Extreme 2 Graphics]
- I865 "Springdale" - Page 6 [Common Features in Detail]
- I865 "Springdale" - Page 7 [Benchmarks - Test System and Sandra]
- I865 "Springdale" - Page 8 [Benchmarks - Real World System Productivity]
- I865 "Springdale" - Page 9 [Benchmarks - Synthetic 3D and PC]
- I865 "Springdale" - Page 10 [Benchmarks - OpenGL]
- I865 "Springdale" - Page 11 [Benchmarks - Direct3D]
- I865 "Springdale" - Page 12 [Conclusion]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Escape the 'Isle of Dogs' in our Blu-ray giveaway!
- Apple's new MacBook Pro SEVERELY THROTTLES from Core i9 heat
- Western Digital Samples 1.33Tb QLC Die Flash
- Capcom add 'Torch Man' to the Mega Man 11 boss roster
- Kirby Star Allies: Daroach, Dark Meta Knight & more details
- NZXT Kraken M22 CPU Cooler Review
- Question about ASROCK 970 Extreme3 1.0
- MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC (AMD X470) Motherboard Review
- ASROCK C2750D4I BMC Self Test Failure
- OWC Travel Dock Review
- Micron Launches Industry's First Enterprise SATA Solid State Drives Built on Leading 64-layer 3D NAND Technology
- Micron, Rambus, Northwest Logic and Avery Design to Deliver a Comprehensive GDDR6 Solution for Next-Generation Applications
- Toshiba Memory America Unveils UFS Devices Utilizing 64-Layer, 3D Flash Memory
- ASUS Announces GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Series Gaming Graphics Cards
- ASUS Announces ASUS Hangouts Meet Hardware Kit