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Mobile Chip Set Boasts Integrated Graphics

The 815EM integrates graphics functionality for full-size and thin and light mobile Pentium III and Celeron processor-based mobile PCs. As Intel's latest chip-set solution, it allows for the use of external AGP4X and AGP2X graphic controllers.

This chip set provides built-in, cost-effective support for Intel SpeedStep technology, which is featured in mobile Pentium III processors. According to the company, notebook vendors using the 815EM can lower manufacturing costs by eliminating external components through the use of SpeedStep technology. Also, this chip set enables robust 2D and 3D graphics.

Based on Intel's Hub Architecture, the chip set features an ICH2-M I/O controller hub for greater system performance and flexibility. This component enables an additional USB port and includes a local area network (LAN) connect interface. Another benefit of the controller hub is that it supports dual ATA/100 controllers and Dolby Digital full surroundsound.

The 815EM is designed with integrated graphics and external AGP4X graphics that can be easily upgraded. It features integrated hardware-assisted motion compensation to improve DVD video quality. Additionally, it offers a digital video-out port to connect mobile PCs directly to televisions and flat-panel displays.

In 1000-unit quantities, the 815EM chip set costs $47.50 each. For more information, point your browser to www.intel.com.

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