Intel® Q35 and Q33 Express Chipsets

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Intel® Q35 and Q33 Express Chipsets
Intel® Q35 and Q33 Express Chipsets
Advancing business solutions by enhancing manageability and security
The new Intel® Q35 and Q33 Express Chipsets will deliver support
for Intel’s upcoming 45nm processors. Intel is also bringing higher
performance in combination with greater energy efficiency and
supply critical building blocks for continued Energy Star* support.
The Intel Q35 Express Chipset is continuously advancing capabilities of the Intel® vPro™ processor technology by providing leading
security and manageability.
The Intel Q35 and Q35 Express Chipsets
Desktop PC platforms based on the Intel® Q35 and Q33 Express
Chipset, combined with either the Intel® Core™2 Duo or Intel®
Core™2 Quad processor, deliver new technologies and innovating
capabilities for all the latest business needs. In combination with
support for Intel® next-generation 45nm Intel® Core™2 processor
family, including a faster 1333 MHz system bus, the Intel Q35
provides data protection and improve overall system responsive-
and Q33 Express Chipsets manifest outstanding computing
ness for the Intel Q35 and Q33 Express Chipsets. The Intel
performance for small, medium and large business. The Intel Q35
Q35 and Q33 Express Chipset families are designed to help all
Express Chipset enhances Intel vPro processor technology with
businesses better manage costs, provide a safer computing
the addition of hardened security, strong data protection, ease of
environment and deploy more responsive PCs.
manageability, lower power consumption and increased perfor-
Intel® vPro™ processor technology
mance. The new technologies featured are Intel® Virtualization
Technology for directed I/O, Intel® Trusted Execution Technology
Intel vPro processor technology5, powered by the revolutionary
and Intel® Active Management Technology release 3.0. Both,
Intel Core 2 Duo processor or Intel Core 2 Quad processor, adds
the Intel Q35 and Q33 Express Chipsets lower idle and maximum
a new level of performance and reliability to computers for busi-
power consumption—by over 50% of last year’s Intel professional
nesses. This processor technology for the digital office allows
business platforms. Intel® Quiet System Technology enables
you to focus on building complete solutions that directly address
quieter system and innovative form factors, while Intel® Fast
the needs of your customers, while helping you to develop
Memory Access deliver increased system performance. The
stronger client relationships and increase your margins through
combination of complementary technologies provides superb
new service offerings.
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platform scalability. Innovative I/O technologies such as Intel®
Matrix Storage Technology4 with Intel® Rapid Recover Technology
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor
Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor
10.6 GB/s
Display support for
HDMI, DID, MEC, ADD2
Intel® Graphics Media
Accelerator 3100
PCI Express
x16 Graphics
DDR2
6.4 GB/s
Q33
GMCH
DDR2
6.4 GB/s
8 GB/s
2 GB/s
DMI
12 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Ports; 480 Mb/s
Dual EHCI; USB Port Disable each x2
6 PCI Express* x1
Intel® High
Definition Audio
ICH9
ICH9R
500 MB/s
each x1
Intel® Integrated
10/100/1000 MAC
GLCI
LCI
Intel® Gigabit LAN Connect
Intel® Quiet System
Technology
3 Gb/s
each
6 Serial ATA Ports; eSATA;
Port Disable
LPC or SPI
Intel® Matrix
Storage Technology
BIOS Support
Intel® Turbo Memory
Optional
Intel® Q33 Express Chipset Block Diagram
Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor
Intel® Core™2 Quad Processor
10.6 GB/s
Display support for
HDMI, DID, MEC, ADD2
DDR2
6.4 GB/s
Intel® Graphics Media
Accelerator 3100
PCI Express
x16 Graphics
Q35
GMCH
DDR2
6.4 GB/s
8 GB/s
Intel® Virtulization
Technology for Directed I/O
2 GB/s
DMI
12 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Ports; 480 Mb/s
Dual EHCI; USB Port Disable each x2
6 PCI Express* x1
500 MB/s
each x1
Intel® Integrated
10/100/1000 MAC
GLCI
Intel® Trusted Execution
Technology
LCI
Intel® Gigabit LAN Connect
Intel® High
Definition Audio
ICH9
ICH9R
ICH9DO
Intel® Quiet System
Technology
3 Gb/s
each
6 Serial ATA Ports; eSATA;
Port Disable
LPC or SPI
Intel® Matrix
Storage Technology
BIOS Support
Intel® Turbo Memory
Intel® Active Management
Technology
Optional
Intel® Q35 Express Chipset Block Diagram
Intel® Stable Image Platform Program
Reducing the variety of supported hardware platforms greatly
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3100
(Intel® GMA 3100)
simplifies enterprise PC management, which in turn lowers total
The Intel® 3 Series Chipset family features Intel’s low-power
cost of ownership. One critical element in reducing PC hardware
graphics core with Intel® GMA 3100. The new core allows for
variation involves deploying standardized desktop and laptop PC
reduced power and noise without sacrificing the performance
configurations. The Intel® Stable Image Platform Program (Intel®
business users need. The Intel Q35 and Q33 Express Chipsets are
SIPP) can help your company identify and deploy standardized,
ideal for business users seeking support for advanced operating
stable image PC platforms for at least 15 months. Both, the
systems like Windows Vista* and both chipsets are capable of
Intel Q35 and Q33 Express Chipsets enable Intel Stable Image
supporting the Windows Vista Premium logo program. The Intel
Platform Program.
Q35 and Q33 Express Chipsets support both ADD2 and Media
Expansion Cards (MECs). When combined with an ADD2 or MEC,
these chipsets can support dual independent display—enabling a
• Intel® Matrix Storage Technology: With native support of
business user to expand their visual workspace without constant
external SATA* ports (eSATA) and support for Command Based
toggling between applications. The single graphics driver capability
Port Multipliers, Intel Matrix Storage Technology provides flex-
of the Intel 3 Series Express Chipset family allows businesses
ibility to add a external drives for increased data protection with
to reduce software qualification and maintenance costs across
up to 6 times faster performance than USB* or Firewire* 4007.
mobile and desktop platforms.
Support for eSATA enables the full SATA interface speed outside
the chassis, up to 3 Gb/s. Support for RAID levels 0, 1, 5 and 10
Intel® I/O Controller Hub (Intel® ICH9/R/DO)
enable greater reliability for personal data, or maximum storage
The Intel® ICH9 I/O controller hub of the Intel Q35 and Q33 Express
performance for intensive applications. The Advanced Host Con-
Chipsets integrates several capabilities to provide flexibility for
troller Interface (AHCI) provides easier expandability with support
connecting I/O devices.
for eSATA devices and native hot plug, while boosting boot and
multi-tasking performance with Native Command Queuing (NCQ).
• Intel® Quiet System Technology integrated into all the different
versions of the Intel ICH9 can help reduce system noise and heat
through more intelligent fan speed control algorithms.
• Intel® High Definition Audio6 (Intel® HD Audio) enables pre-
• Intel® Rapid Recover Technology: With the ability to instantly
boot off of a clone, Intel® Rapid Recover Technology provides a
fast, easy to use method for the end user to recover their data
and return their system to an operational status. Intel Rapid
mium digital sound in the PC. Support for multiple audio streams
Recover Technology provides the flexibility for the user to
can enable users to conduct high-quality Internet phone calls and
choose between continuously updating or periodically updating
listen to ambient system sound simultaneously. When coupled
the recover volume. The recover volume can also be mounted
with support for microphone array, Intel HD Audio can enable
as a read-only volume allowing the user to easily drag and drop
high-quality, low-cost Internet phone call implementations by
files for data recovery.
eliminating the need for a separate discrete audio card.
Intel® Q35 and Q33 Express Chipsets Features at a Glance
Feature
Benefit
1333/1066/800 MHz System Bus
• Supports the Intel® Core™2 Duo and Intel® Core™2 Quad processors with Intel® Virtualization Technology1, Dual-Core Intel®
Pentium® processor, and Intel® Celeron® processor.
PCI Express* 1.1 Interface
• The PCI Express 1.1 provides 8 Gb/s bandwidth for platform graphics.
Intel® Fast Memory Access
• Updated Graphics Memory Controller Hub (GMCH) backbone architecture that improves system performance by optimizing
the use of available memory bandwidth and reducing the latency of the memory accesses.
Dual-Channel DDR2 Memory Support
• Delivers up to 12.8 Gb/s (DDR2 800 dual 6.4 Gb/s) of bandwidth and 8 Gb memory addressability for faster system
responsiveness and support of 64-bit computing.
Intel® Flex Memory Technology
• Facilitates easier upgrades by allowing different memory sizes to be populated and remain in dual-channel mode.
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 3100
• 3D enhancements enable greater flexibility and scalability and improved realism with support for Microsoft DirectX* 9.0c
Shader Model 2.0, OpenGL* 1.4. Intel® Graphics also support the highest levels of the Windows Vista* Aero experience.
Intel® High Definition Audio6
• Integrated audio support enables premium digital sound and delivers advanced features such as multiple audio streams
and jack re-tasking.
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology4
• With a second hard drive added, provides quicker access to digital photo, video and data files with RAID 0, 5, and 10, and
greater data protection against a hard disk drive failure with RAID 1, 5, and 10. Support for external SATA* (eSATA) enables
the full SATA interface speed outside the chassis, up to 3 Gb/s.
Intel® Rapid Recover Technology
• Intel’s latest data protection technology provides a recovery point that can be used to quickly recover a system should a
hard drive fail or if there is massive data corruption. The clone can also be mounted as a read-only volume to allow a user
to recover individual files.
Serial ATA* (SATA) 3 Gb/s
• High-speed storage interface supports faster transfer rate for improved data access.
eSATA*/Port Multiplier
• SATA interface designed for use with external SATA devices. Provides a link for 3 Gb/s data speeds to eliminate bottlenecks
found with current external storage solutions. Intel also supports natively port multipliers. Combining port multipliers,
eSATA, and Intel® Matrix Storage Technology provides great flexibility and expandability for external storage solutions.
SATA* Port Disable
• Enables individual SATA ports to be enabled or disabled as needed. This feature provides added protection of data by
preventing malicious removal or insertion of data through SATA ports. Especially targeted for eSATA ports available on
the outside of the system.
USB* Port Disable
• Enables individual USB ports to be enabled or disabled as needed. This feature provides added protection of data by
preventing malicious removal or insertion of data through USB ports.
Intel® Quiet System Technology
• Intelligent system fan speed control algorithms use operating temperature ranges more efficiently to reduce system
noise by minimizing fan speed changes.
• Intel® Trusted Execution Technology5 for safer computing is
• Intel® Active Management Technology6 (Intel® AMT) is a
a versatile set of hardware extensions to Intel® processors and
hardware- and firmware-based solution that is powered by the
chipsets that enhance the digital office platform with security
system’s auxiliary power plane to provide 24 x 7 availability to
capabilities such as measured launch and protected execution.
IT administrators, provided the enabled system is connected
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology provides hardware-based
to a power source and an active network port. Intel AMT stores
mechanisms that help protect against software-based attacks
hardware and software information in non-volatile memory and
and protects the confidentiality and integrity of data stored or
allows IT to “discover” assets, even while the enabled systems
created on the client PC. It does this by enabling an environment
are powered off. With built-in manageability, it provides out-of-
where applications can run within their own space, protected from
band (OOB) management capabilities to allow IT to remotely
all other software on the system. These capabilities provide the
“heal” systems after OS failures. Intel AMT also helps “protect”
protection mechanisms, rooted in hardware, that are necessary
networks by making it easier to keep software and virus protec-
to provide trust in the application’s execution environment. In
tion schemes consistent and up-to-date across your business.
turn, this can help to protect vital data and processes from being
The “protect” capability is raised to a new level in 2006 with
compromised by malicious software running on the platform.
the addition of the System Defense feature. Through inbound
• Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (Intel® VT-d)
is the next important step toward comprehensive hardware support for the virtualization of Intel® platforms. Intel® VT-d extends
the Intel Virtualization Technology (VT) roadmap from existing
and outbound filtering and real-time agent presence, System
Defense can help block incoming software attacks, isolate a
client from the network if it does become infected and proactively alert IT if critical software agents are missing.
support for IA-32 (VT-x) virtualization to include new support
for I/O device virtualization.
For more information, visit the Intel Web site: www.intel.com/products/desktop/chipsets
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Intel® Virtualization Technology requires a computer system with a processor, chipset, BIOS, virtual machine monitor (VMM) and applications enabled for virtualization
technology. Functionality, performance or other virtualization technology benefits will vary depending on hardware and software configurations. Virtualization
technology-enabled BIOS and VMM applications are currently in development.
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No computer system can provide absolute security under all conditions. Intel® Trusted Execution Technology is a security technology under development by Intel and requires for operation a computer system with Intel® Virtualization Technology, an Intel Trusted Execution Technology-enabled processor, chipset, BIOS, Authenticated Code
Modules, and an Intel or other compatible measured virtual machine monitor. In addition, Intel Trusted Execution Technology requires the system to contain a TPMv1.2 as
defined by the Trusted Computing Group and specific software for some uses. See http://www.intel.com/technology/security/ for more information.
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Intel® Active Management Technology requires the platform to have an Intel® AMT-enabled chipset, network hardware and software, and a corporate network connection.
Corporate network connection is either cable or wireless inside company network. Intel AMT has limited capabilities over VPN when traveling outside of company network.
Intel AMT capabilities are not available over wireless or on battery when the notebook is sleeping, hibernating, or powered off.
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Intel® Matrix Storage Technology requires the computer have an MST-enabled Intel chipset, RAID controller in the BIOS enabled and the Intel Matrix Storage
Technology software driver installed. Please consult your system vendor for more information.
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Home networking capability and many Intel® Viiv™ processor technology-based usage models will require additional hardware devices, software, or services. Functionality
of Intel Viiv processor technology verified devices will vary; check product details for desired features. System and component performance and functionality will vary
depending on your specific hardware and software configurations. See www.intel.com/go/viiv_info for more information.
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Intel® High Definition Audio requires a system with an appropriate Intel chipset and a motherboard with an appropriate codec and the necessary drivers installed.
System sound quality will vary depending on actual implementation, controller, codec, drivers and speakers. For more information about Intel® HD audio, refer to
http://www.intel.com
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Performance based on interface speed and data transfer rate specifications for eSATA, USB 2.0 and Firewire 400.
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