Intel is almost done with its upcoming G45 chipset. It has decided to brand it GMA X4500HD and the chipset should be ready at some point in Q2.
Intel’s performance projection based on nothing else other than 3Dmark scores, claims that the new chipset is 1.7 times faster than the G35 and targeting 3X the performance of the G33.
Intel finally promises DirectX 10 drivers at launch, and the new chipset can support full bit rate support for HD-DVD and Blu-Ray. HDCP is also integrated.