that the conroe will use the Version 2 of the 965... called Broadwater? I searched google for more info... someone posted some specs on cpu zone message board:
800MHz and 1066MHz FSB
Dual Channel DDR2/DDR3
PCI Express Graphics
8x PCI Express 1X
6x Serial ATA-II
8x USB 2.0
High Definition Audio
802.11 Wireless LAN
Trusted Memory (TPM)
Serial Flash (SPI)
LaGrande Technology (Security)
400MHz Integrated Graphics Core (Shader Model 4.0?)
"Additionally, Gelsinger announced that Conroe will now also
be a part of Intelâ€™s Professional Business Platform â€“â€“ codenamed Averill
â€“â€“ available in the secondâ€“half of 2006. Averill will deliver worldâ€“class IT security and manageability capabilities for businesses through
the Conroe dualâ€“core processor along with a new chipset codenamed Broadwater, IntelÂ® Virtualization Technology and the second generation of IntelÂ® Active Management Technology."
It seems that "worldâ€“class IT security and manageability capabilities for businesses." Wouldnt be for the Home user...
Found this in a interview....
"General manager for digital office platforms at Intel, Gregory Bryant, said Conroe would work with the chipsets designed for Presler and would be able to take advantage of new technologies such as virtualisation and Intel's Active Management Technology (AMT) right away"
Altho I have no idea if anything has changed sence then.. but he sure would look dumb 5 months after he made this statement. Dose the General manager for digital office platforms at Intel Know what hes talkin about?
And I find it odd that Review sites say that the i975X is not compatable with the Conore CPU, even after bios updates. But The CPU's Hasnt been released yet why would they Release a BIOS update to a CPU that hasnt been released..
And as Far as "VRM" Goes Wouldnt a Bios update run off a Asus board seeing as my current mobo goes all the way down to 1.1volts and increses voltage based on the CPU's Needs Via
"AI Quiet With PCs serving as the entertainment centerpiece and playing a bigger role in our lives, quiet operation is in high demand. No one wants to hear the cooling fan spinning when watching a movie or listening to music. The ASUS AI Quiet function dynamically controls CPU speed and reduces temperature and fan speeds when peace and quiet are what you desire." ..
And or Ai NOS
Just a Thought..