Wednesday, August 19th 2009

Braidwood Technology and P57 Chipset Get The Axe, Sources Claim

Intel's so codenamed "Braidwood" technology, which was touted to be a successor for Intel Turbo Memory, in which a supplementary high-speed, low-latency NVRAM module is used to speed up booting, application startup, and enhance system responsiveness in general, is shelved for now, and will not be part of Intel 5-series chipsets' feature-set, according to industry sources. As a result, Intel P57, a variant of P55 that officially supports it, will not be implemented, as Braidwood is the principal difference between it and P55. Several motherboard manufacturers already have the hardware-side of the technology ready, as several high-end LGA-1156 motherboards have been spotted with Braidwood NVRAM slots, or at least placeholders of the same. The software-side of it, however, seems to be the problem child, sources explained.

Source: DigiTimes
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7 Comments on Braidwood Technology and P57 Chipset Get The Axe, Sources Claim

#1
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
GB p55-ud5 already has it built onboard. the boards have been boxed and are in transit to retail chains already.

i dont think its totally scrapped.

maybe the actual cards but not the feature itself.





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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Like I said, boards already have it, but it will stay useless (rudimentary), if the sources are right.
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#3
Fitseries3
Eleet Hardware Junkie
someone will make a way to utilize it i bet.
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#5
lemonadesoda
Intel has made the right choice. They have had a product development/marketing team running out of control. Too many derivative products, too many SKUs. Let the motherboard manufacturers determine the scope of what they want to build for what target market. They dont need Intel telling them how to do that with many many different bins of varying chipsets.

And with SSD now taking off and coming down in price, braidwood was idea too late.
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#6
IINexusII
the old intel turbo cache thing didnt get very popular anyway so its a good thing its scrapped
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#7
REVHEAD
by: lemonadesoda
Intel has made the right choice. They have had a product development/marketing team running out of control. Too many derivative products, too many SKUs. Let the motherboard manufacturers determine the scope of what they want to build for what target market. They dont need Intel telling them how to do that with many many different bins of varying chipsets.

And with SSD now taking off and coming down in price, braidwood was idea too late.
Yes I have to agree, with SSD and Sata 3 ect, its just a little to late for this tech, the gains would be negligable at the most.
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