Het volk van HWUpgrade vond het nodig om een i810 chipset guide op hun site te parkeren. In het artikel vind je info over de architectuur van de i810 chipset: GMCH, ICH, Firmware Hub en meer van dat soort ongrappige termen. Hieronder een stukje ctrl-v over de 'Graphics and Memory Control Hub' (= trage video accelerator ):
Graphics and Memory Control Hub (GMCH) manages the functions relative to graphics and system memory; i810 includes an integrate graphic chip, within the GMCH chip, based on Intel 740 video chip, including RAM DAC integrated at 230 MHz and able to achieve a maximum resolution in 2D of 1600x1200 with a colour depth of 8 bits; these are limited technical features if compared with those of video chip, but they enough for a generic use of PC (the target of motherboards based on i810 isnít high-end users). GMCH uses a 32 bit bus and working at 100 MHz to communicate with system memory, using a part of it as frame buffer and z-buffer for the integrated video chip. This is a cheap solution, but quite fast in transferring data, that is 800 Mbytes per second, even if with many limits: if the AGP 2x video chip on the external board communicates with system memory at a maximum speed of 533 Mbytes per second, it also uses the memory on the board before using that of the system, with maximum transfer speed higher than 800 Mbytes per second of i810. Remember, however, that this is a cheap solution and that the integrated video subsystem canít be compared, in terms of costs and usages, with most recent AGP graphic accelerators.