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Intel's latest 9xx-series chipsets provide faster performance and lower-cost options for moving to PCI-Express. With the latest introductions, the 9xx series of chipsets offers a chipset for virtually any PC user.

For Further Research

Intel Websites

Intel's official web page for the 925XE Express chipset is located at http://developer.intel.com/design/chipsets/925XE/index.htm

Technical documents for both the 925XE and the 925E are available at http://developer.intel.com/design/chipsets/925X/documentation.htm

Intel's official portal for all 9xx-series chipsets is located at http://developer.intel.com/design/chipsets/express_flyer.htm Use the "Compare Motherboards" links on this page to see detailed information on third-party motherboards using these chipsets.

For a more complete comparison of chipset features, see the Intel Chipsets Comparison Chart at http://developer.intel.com/design/chipsets/linecard.htm

Third-Party Websites

Tom's Hardware pits the 925XE against its siblings the 925X and 915G in a test of seven different Pentium 4 motherboards. Check it out at http://www6.tomshardware.com/motherboard/20050207/index.html

Anandtech digs into the impact of 1066MHz front-side-bus support in the 925XE in its test of this chipset and the Pentium 4 3.46GHz Extreme Edition (the first processor to support this FSB speed) http://www.anandtech.com/cpuchipsets/showdoc.aspx?i=2261

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