The Intel® G41 Express Chipset, when combined with the Intel® Core™2 processor family, delivers new technologies and innovative capabilities for digital home consumers. With major advancements in video, graphics, responsiveness, and scalability, the Intel® G41 Express Chipset enables scalability and performance for everyday computing.
The Intel® G41 Express Chipset, with the Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X4500 (Intel® GMA X4500), includes built-in support for smooth high-definition video playback without the need for add-in video cards or decoders. Intel® GMA X4500 comes with Intel® Clear Video Technology, a combination of video processing hardware and software technologies designed to enhance the visual experience.
In addition to video, the Intel® G41 Express Chipset delivers optimized 3D graphics performance and support for Microsoft DirectX* 10, Shader Model* 4.0, and OpenGL* 2.0. These graphics enhancements deliver the performance and compatibility you need for entertaining, everyday gameplay for the most popular game titles. The Intel® G41 Express Chipset includes support for most PC operating systems, including Windows Vista*.
|Features and Benefits|
|1333/1066/800 MHz system bus||Supports the Intel® Core™2 Duo and Intel® Core™2 Quad processors and Intel® Celeron® processor.|
|PCI Express* 1.1 interface||The PCI Express 1.1 interface 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 maximum supported memory size for faster system responsiveness and support of 64-bit computing.|
|Dual-Channel DDR3 memory support||Delivers up to 17 GB/s (DDR3 1066 dual 8.5 GB/s) of bandwidth and 4 GB maximum supported memory size 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 X4500 (Intel® GMA X4500)||3D enhancements deliver the graphics performance you need for entertaining, everyday games and improved realism with support for Microsoft DirectX* 10, Shader Model* 4.0, and OpenGL* 2.0. Intel GMA X4500 also supports the highest levels of the Windows Vista* experience.|
|Intel® Clear Video Technology||Video processing hardware and software deliver enhanced high-definition video playback, sharper images with advanced de-interlacing, and ProcAmp color controls.|
|Support for DisplayPort* and DVI interfaces||Support for the DisplayPort interface with up to 2560 x 1600 resolution and the Digital Video Interface (DVI) with up to 2048 x 1536 resolution.|
|Intel® High Definition Audio||Integrated audio support enables premium digital surround sound and delivers advanced features such as multiple audio streams and jack re-tasking.|
|Serial ATA (SATA) 3 Gb/s||High-speed storage interface supports faster transfer rate for improved data access with up to six SATA ports.|