2005-05-26 Intel ICH7 Next generation south bridge. Includes High Definition Audio, PCIe x1, etc. Will come in a number of varieties, some of which includes MST (Matrix Storage Technology), iAMT (Active Management Technology) and RAID 10 (secure+fast). The D-versions targets the "Digital Home" brand. Matches the Glenwood, Lakeport and Mukilteo north bridges.
- ICH7 R: RAID (MST)
- ICH7 DH: Entertainment PCs (MST, Energy Lake)
- ICH7 DO: Digital Office (iAMT)
- ICH7 DE: Digital Enterprise (iAMT,MST)
2006-01-05 Intel Yonah Mobile chip, succeeding Dothan in the power optimized notebook segment including HyperThreading and Vanderpool. Will use the Alviso-GM chipset. Includes one (Yonah1 - Core Solo) or two (Yonah2 - Core Duo) Dothan cores with one shared 2MB cache. The cache is dynamically divided between the cores. Runs on a 667 MHz bus, except for the ULV version which uses 533 MHz. Earlier listed as a 90nm chip in 04-H2.
Yonah (sometimes referred to as Jonah) is part of the Napa Centrino platform, succeeding Sonoma.
Named X50: $637, X40: $423, X30: $294, and X20: $241, while X48 and X39 will be low voltage versions.
There will also be a low-end Yonah called 756, below X20, with only one core running at 1.67 GHz and 2MB of cache.
Yonah will be used in future Macs.
Newer info names the chips T2600, T2500, T2400 and T2300 for normal chips, L2400 and L2300 for Low Voltage and U1400 and U1300 for Ultra Low Voltage. Clocked from 1.06 to 2.16 GHz.
2006-06-06 Intel Broadwater (965) Intel chipset succeeding i955X. Supports the 1066 MHz bus and DDR2 at up to 800 MHz. Four versions will be released: G965:with GMA graphics. P965:Identical without graphics. Q965:With dual display output,iAMT and SIPP and Q963:Graphics, but no support for DDR-2 800. Graphics will be known as Graphics Media Accelerator X3000 or GMA X3000. Said to include SM3.0 DirectX 9.0c shaders, MPEG2 acceleration and HDMI support.
2006-07-27 Intel Conroe Major redesign of the desktop chips based on the mobile chip Merom. Should use the same bus as Merom and Tukwila. Part of the Averill platform. Said to be used in future Macs. Will be named E6300 (1.86 GHz, 2MB, $210), E6400 (2.13 GHz, 2MB, $230), E6600 (2.40 GHz, 4MB, $315) and E6700 (2.67 GHz, 1066 MHz, 4MB, $529). A value-segment version known as Conroe-L will be introduced in 2007-Q2. Will also be used in Uniprocessor Xeon chips (3040, 3050, 3060, 3070)
2006-H2 Intel 965GM Mobile chipset for Merom, succeeding Alviso / Calistoga.
Have earlier been called Crestine. Will include DirectX10 graphics capabilities in the Graphics Media Accelerator 3000 core (probably by microcode update). Part of the Averill platform.