4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 3, 2009 2:17 AM by jalyst

    Differences between 82G45/82Q45 & ICH10R/ICH10DO & which combo to use?

    jalyst

      Under each main combo I've listed points of difference that I've "so far" been able to find...

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      82G45+ICH10R

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      82G45

      -ICH10 southbridge is an option.

      -X4500HD: I know it uses CVT but what does that actually mean in terms of extra specs etc?

      ICH10R

      -Intel Turbo Memory Support
      -Wake on VoIP
      -Intel Viiv Processor Technology Support
      -Intel RWT

       

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      82Q45+ICH10DO

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      -ICH10-DO southbridge is the only option...

      -Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d)

      -Trusted Execution Technology (must not be TPM because I thought TPM was in ICH10D/DO!!)

      ICH10DO

      -Intel Active Management Technology [Release 5: Pro]
      -Intel Trusted Platform Module
      -JTAG Boundary Scan

       

      ARK claims these are the only differences between the "northbridges"

      http://ark.intel.com/Compare.aspx?ids=35132,36527

      And says there's none between the "southbridges"!

      http://ark.intel.com/Compare.aspx?ids=34395,34394

       

      I found this.....

      http://www.intel.com/assets/pdf/datasheet/319973.pdf

      And PeterUK highlighted this which shows ICH10DO has an extra MST feature

      http://www.intel.com/support/chipsets/imsm/sb/CS-022304.htm

      But MST is just one main componant of ICH10x!

       

      I'm ultimately trying to decide what the best combo is: Q45+ICH10DO, Or G45+ICH10R

      The main use initially is as NAS/fileserver etc, but longer-term I may want it for more video decoding etc.

        • 1. Re: Differences between 82G45/82Q45 & ICH10R/ICH10DO & which combo to use?
          jalyst

          I think I'm almost decided on the 82Q45...

           

          The extra features it has (listed above) may be more useful for what will (at least initially) be a NAS and "jack of all trades" server.

          Unless someone highlights some extra differences that tip-the-balance towards the 82G45!?

           

          However the decision between the ICH10R or ICH10DO still remains, so any advice/input there is greatly appreciated!

           

          Cheers,

          J

          • 2. Re: Differences between 82G45/82Q45 & ICH10R/ICH10DO & which combo to use?
            jalyst

            Anyone from "Intel Commune" care to weigh in... 

            • 3. Re: Differences between 82G45/82Q45 & ICH10R/ICH10DO & which combo to use?
              jalyst

              Actually according to this there's no difference in terms of Matrix Storage Tech features!

              http://communities.intel.com/message/47877

               

              So ICH10DO's only unique features (that I've found so far) are:

              *Intel Active Management Technology [Release 5: Pro]
              *Intel Trusted Platform Module
              *JTAG Boundary Scan

               

              For what will be a NAS/multi-purpose server that may also be a media server / MythTV backend...

              I can't see how any of these would be drastically more valuable/useful than:

              *Intel Turbo Memory Support
              *Wake on VoIP (this is just a subset of Intel RWT isn't it?)
              *Intel Viiv Processor Technology Support (just a cert ICH10R gets because of it's stronger IGP?)

               

              Particularly considering that if I switch to ICH10R I'll be getting 82G45 as the NB, & hence the X4500HD!

               

              But is it still possible to get VT-d and Trusted Execution Technology in the 82G45?

              They're the only features unique to 82Q45 that I'm aware of....

              I know officially 82G45 doesnt support them, but perhaps it depends on the motherboard OEM's implimentation?

              • 4. Re: Differences between 82G45/82Q45 & ICH10R/ICH10DO & which combo to use?
                jalyst

                After some more in-depth reading I've decided* that:

                *Intel Active Management Technology [Release 5: Pro]
                *Intel Trusted Platform Module
                *JTAG Boundary Scan

                 

                Will be a far more useful for the intended platform than:

                *Intel Turbo Memory Support
                *Intel RWT (inc wake on Voip)
                *Intel Viiv Processor Technology Support

                 

                If 82Q45's X4500 is too anemic for some decoding then I'll just have to get more/better RAM, a quad-core CPU, & perhaps OC a little.

                Or off-load the work to a seperate machine, as the PCIe 16x will eventually be populated by a RAID controller...

                 

                Aside from the X4500HD & it's associated features the 82G45 offers nothing compelling for the intended application whereas 82Q45 offers:

                Intel AMT

                Intel VT-d

                Intel TXT

                & too a lesser extent Intel TPM 1.2

                 

                So 82Q45+ICH10DO it is,  ADIOS!!

                 

                -j.

                *no thanks to ya'll -cept peterUK to some extent ;-)