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)