Platforms based on the Intel® 945G Express Chipset, combined with the Intel® Core™2 Duo processor, deliver innovative features and new benefits for both home and business.
The Intel® 945G Express Chipset delivers outstanding system performance through high-bandwidth interfaces such as dual-channel DDR2 memory, 1066/800 MHz system bus, PCI Express* x16 graphics port and PCI Express* x1 I/O ports, Serial ATA 3.0 Gbps and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity. This chipset includes the Intel® GMA 950 graphics core which provides responsive graphics performance and stunning video playback. In addition, the Intel® 945G Express Chipset includes support for Intel® Active Management Technology◊1, the next generation of remote client network management.
Updated Intel® Graphics WDDM drivers supporting the Intel® 945G Express Chipset are included in the Windows Vista* February CTP build (build 530. These drivers are only compatible with this build and should not be used with other versions of Windows Vista*.
Features and benefits
Supports Intel® Core™2 Processor Get ready for a new kind of consumer entertainment PC that will change the way you enjoy entertainment at home. With a system based on the Intel® 945G Express Chipset*, control the music, movies, games, and photos you want to enjoy both from your personal entertainment collections and endless entertainment options from a wide range of Intel® Core™2 processor verified service providers delivered right to your living room.
1066/800/533 MHz System Bus Supports Intel® Core™2 Duo processor, Intel® Pentium® D processor, Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor with HT Technology and all other Intel® Pentium® processors and Intel® Celeron® processors in the LGA775 socket, with scalability for future processor innovations.
PCI Express* x16 Interface Delivers greater than 3.5 times the bandwidth over the traditional AGP 8X interface and supports the latest high-performance graphics cards.
PCI Express* x1 Interface Offers up to 3.5 times the bandwidth over traditional PCI architecture, delivering faster access to peripheral devices and networking.
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 Boosts graphics performance to deliver richer visual color and picture clarity without the need for additional discrete graphics cards.
Intel® High Definition (Intel® HD Audio)◊2 Integrated audio support enables premium home theater sound and delivers advanced features such as multiple audio streams and jack re-tasking. The Dolby* PC Entertainment Experience1 is available exclusively on systems with Intel® High Definition Audio.
Intel® Matrix Storage Technology◊3 Provides protection against data loss from a hard drive failure, and quicker access to digital photo, video, and music files by supporting NCQ as well as RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10. Matrix RAID enables two RAID levels to be combined for data loss protection plus performance.
Intel® Active Management Technology Enables remote, down-the-wire management of out-of-band networked systems regardless of system state. Helps to improve IT efficiency, asset management and system security and availability.
Serial ATA* (SATA) 3 Gb/s High-speed storage interface supports faster transfer rate for improved data access.
Dual-channel DDR2 Memory Support Up to 10.7 GB/s of bandwidth and 4GB memory addressability for faster system responsiveness and support for 64-bit computing.
Intel® Flex Memory Technology Gives users a more flexible memory upgrade option by allowing different memory sizes to be installed while maintaining dual-channel mode/performance.
Intel® Serial Digital Video Output (SDVO) ports Dual SDVO ports offer increased display flexibility (digital CRT or TV) through the existing PCI Express* x16 connector using integrated graphics and third party manufactured add-in cards.
ADD2 cards increase system display output to a television, digital display, or simultaneously to a monitor and digital display.
Media Expansion Cards
This document details the Media Expansion card key benefits and operation. It is intended for a technical audience interested in learning about Media Expansion card architecture.
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bring a multitude of video in/out features, including single or dual channel Television.
* Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor
Intel® Pentium® D Processor
* Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor supporting Hyper-Threading Technology◊4
* Intel® Celeron® D Processor
Windows XP Professional x64 Edition*, Windows Vista 64*, Windows Vista Starter, 32-bit version*, Windows Vista Home Basic, 32-bit version*, Windows Vista Home Premium, 32-bit version*, Windows Vista Business, 32-bit version*, Windows Vista Enterprise, 32-bit version*, Windows Vista Ultimate, 32-bit version*, Windows Vista Home Basic, 64-bit version*, Windows Vista Home Premium, 64-bit version*, Windows Vista Business, 64-bit version*, Windows Vista Enterprise, 64-bit version*, Windows Vista Ultimate, 64-bit version*, Windows Vista*, Windows Vista 32*, Windows XP Starter Edition*, Windows 2000*, Windows XP 64-Bit Edition*, Windows XP Professional*, Windows XP Home Edition*, Windows XP Tablet PC Edition*, Windows XP Media Center Edition*, Windows XP 64-Bit Edition Version 2003*
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Intel® 4 Series Chipset
Intel® 82945G Express Chipset
Intel® 82946GZ Graphics Controller
Intel® 82G965 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Intel® 82Q963 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Intel® 82Q965 Graphics and Memory Controller Hub (GMCH)
Intel® B43 Express Chipset
Intel® G31 Express Chipset
Intel® G33 Express Chipset
Intel® G35 Express Chipset
Intel® G41 Express Chipset
Intel® G43 Express Chipset
Intel® G45 Express Chipset
Intel® Q33 Express Chipset
Intel® Q35 Express Chipset
Intel® Q43 Express Chipset
Intel® Q45 Express Chipset
Mobile Intel® 4 Series Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset Family</span>
Intel® 82945G Graphics and Memory Controller Hub
1202 Flip Chip Ball Grid Array (FCBGA)