The Intel X48 Chipset, also know as the Intel x48 Express Chipset is designed for use with Intel Core 2 Duo/Quad/Extreme processors. It supports 1600MHz FSB speeds, and the new DDR3 RAM standard. It also uses PCIe 2.0 (x16). It also has a redesigned memory hub for greater performance. It has the LGA 775 socket.
- Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Core 2 Quad or Intel Core 2 Extreme, Intel Celeron, Intel Pentium processor support
- Supports dual-channel DDR2/3
- Supports the 1600MHz FSB speed
- PCIe 2.0 (x16)
- Redesigned memory hub