P45 Could Be Intel's Last Skt. 775 Chipset
With Nehalem clearly visible on the horizon, and true competition from AMD comfortably in the distance, at least one major motherboard manufacturer feels that the upcoming P45 chipset will spell the end of Intel's wildly successful Skt. 775. Featuring FSB support up to 1600MHz, PCI-E 2.0 compatibility, and DDR3 memory speeds up to 1333MHz , P45 would certainly seem to be a fine note for 775 to end on, and it's also expected that P45 will enjoy a very long lifespan and a large market share. As such, the source opines that motherboard manufacturers may go the extra mile in designing the boards, and the BIOS that commands them - meaning that P45 has every chance at becoming a chipset of legendary status among enthusiasts and mainstream consumers alike.