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Intel® 850 Chipset Family
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The Intel® 850E chipset extends the capabilities of the Intel® 850 chipset platform by adding 533 MHz system bus support for the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor.

For more information on the Intel 850 chipset family read the product brief (PDF 228K), "Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor-Based Platform with the Intel® 850 Chipset Family".

850 Family Chipset System Diagram
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Intel® 850 Chipset Features and Benefits
533/400MHz system bus
Supports 533MHz (850E chipset only) and 400MHz system bus for single processor configurations
Intel® Hub Architecture
Increased I/O bus bandwidth allows better concurrency for media-rich applications and multitasking
Dual RDRAM capability
Provides 3.2 GB/s memory bandwidth, balancing performance for the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor based platform
AGP4X interface
2X increase in graphics bandwidth allows highest graphics performance
LAN connect interface
Multiple networking options taking advantage of Intel® SingleDriver´┐Ż technology
Alert on LAN 2.0
Emits an alert in case of software failures or system intrusion, even when the O/S is not present or the system is suspended
Dual USB controllers
Two controllers for four ports double the bandwidth at 24 Mbps
Ultra ATA/100
Takes advantage of the latest industry innovations in hard disk drive features and performance. Intel® Application Accelerator provides additional performance over standard ATA drivers.
AC´┐Ż97 Controller
Better audio quality, with up to six channels for full surround-sound capability including a simultaneous modem connection
Communications Network Riser Card
Allows flexibility for multiple configurations on a single card to extend USB, LAN, and audio
Low-power sleep mode
Energy savings
82850E MCH (850E chipset only)
615 Organic Land Grid Array (OLGA)
82850 MCH (850
chipset only)
615 Organic Land Grid Array (OLGA)
82801BA ICH2
360 Enhanced Ball Grid Array (EBGA)
Intel® Application Accelerator: Accelerated boot time and disk I/O
Architecture Animation: Pentium® 4 Processor and 850 Chipset Family
Benchmarks: Intel® Pentium® 4 processor performance
Motherboards: Selector Guide
Comparison Chart: Chipsets
Product Information
Software & Drivers: 850 Chipset
Design Guide: Pentium 4 Processor in 478-pin Package / 850 Chipset Family Platform
Design Guide: Pentium 4 Processor in 423-pin Package / 850 Chipset Platform
Customer Reference Board Schematics: 850 Chipset
Datasheet: 82850/82850E Memory Controller Hub (MCH)
Specification Update: 82850/82850E Memory Controller Hub (MCH)
Application Note: 850 Chipset Thermal Considerations (AP-720)
Datasheet: 82801BA I/O Controller Hub 2 (ICH2) and 82801BAM I/O Controller Hub 2 Mobile (ICH2-M)
Specification Update: 82801BA I/O Controller Hub 2 (ICH2) and 82801BAM I/O Controller Hub 2 (ICH2-M)
Application Note: AP-728 ICH Family Real Time Clock (RTC) Accuracy and Considerations under Test Conditions
Datasheets: Pentium 4 Processor
Design Guides: Pentium 4 Processor
Datasheet: 82802AB/82802AC Firmware Hub (FWH)
Programmer's Reference Manual: 82802 Firmware Hub Random Number Generator
AGP Retention Mechanism
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Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor
Related Information
Why buy an 850 chipset-based RDRAM platform system? PDF 256K
Ten Benefits of using the Pentium 4 Processor-based Platform with the 850E Chipset
Ad Builder: Photos and Ad Copy
Press Kit: Pentium 4 Processor Platform
Selling Intel® Platforms: Value of Intel® Chipsets and Software

The Pentium 4 processor and 850 chipset family may contain design defects or errors known as errata which may cause the product to deviate from published specifications. Current characterized errata are available on request.

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