Intel® C232 Chipset
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# of Displays Supported ‡
# of USB Ports
Up to 6
Max # of SATA 6.0 Gb/s Ports
Supported Processor PCI Express Port Revision
Supported Processor PCI Express Port Configurations
1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
23mm x 23mm
Security & Reliability
Ordering and Compliance
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Intel® USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver for Intel® 8/9/100 Series and Intel® C220/C610 Chipset Family
Installs Intel® USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver (version 184.108.40.206v2) for Intel® 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Families and 4th Generation Intel® Core™ Processor U-Series Platform.View download options.
The date the product was first introduced.
A bus is a subsystem that transfers data between computer components or between computers. Types include front-side bus (FSB), which carries data between the CPU and memory controller hub; direct media interface (DMI), which is a point-to-point interconnection between an Intel integrated memory controller and an Intel I/O controller hub on the computer’s motherboard; and Quick Path Interconnect (QPI), which is a point-to-point interconnect between the CPU and the integrated memory controller.
Lithography refers to the semiconductor technology used to manufacture an integrated circuit, and is reported in nanometer (nm), indicative of the size of features built on the semiconductor.
Thermal Design Power (TDP) represents the average power, in watts, the processor dissipates when operating at Base Frequency with all cores active under an Intel-defined, high-complexity workload. Refer to Datasheet for thermal solution requirements.
Overclocking indicates the ability to achieve high core, graphics and memory frequencies by independently raising processor clock speeds without impacting other system components.
Embedded Options Available
Embedded Options Available indicates products that offer extended purchase availability for intelligent systems and embedded solutions. Product certification and use condition applications can be found in the Production Release Qualification (PRQ) report. See your Intel representative for details.
# of DIMMs per channel
DIMMs per Channel indicates the quantity of dual inline memory modules supported per each processor memory channel
PCI support indicates the type of support for the Peripheral Component Interconnect standard
PCI Express Revision
PCI Express Revision is the supported version of the PCI Express standard. Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (or PCIe) is a high-speed serial computer expansion bus standard for attaching hardware devices to a computer. The different PCI Express versions support different data rates.
PCI Express Configurations ‡
PCI Express (PCIe) Configurations describe the available PCIe lane configurations that can be used to link to PCIe devices.
Max # of PCI Express Lanes
A PCI Express (PCIe) lane consists of two differential signaling pairs, one for receiving data, one for transmitting data, and is the basic unit of the PCIe bus. Max # of PCI Express Lanes is the total number of supported lanes.
USB (Universal Serial Bus) is an industry standard connection technology for attaching peripheral devices to a computer.
RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) is a storage technology that combines multiple disk drive components into a single logical unit, and distributes data across the array defined by RAID levels, indicative of the level of redundancy and performance required.
Integrated LAN indicates the presence of an integrated Intel Ethernet MAC or presence of the LAN ports built into the system board.
Supported Processor PCI Express Port Revision
Revision indicates the PCI express specification to which the processor port is enabled. Note: The processor's actual PCI express revision will be determined or limited by the value of this chipset attribute, even if the processor is designed to a higher revision.
Supported Processor PCI Express Port Configurations
Configurations indicates the number of lanes and bifurcation capabilities for which the processor PCI express port is enabled. Note: The processor's actual PCI express configurations will be determined or limited by the value of this chipset attribute even if the processor is capable of additional configurations.
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) ‡
Intel® Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d) continues from the existing support for IA-32 (VT-x) and Itanium® processor (VT-i) virtualization adding new support for I/O-device virtualization. Intel VT-d can help end users improve security and reliability of the systems and also improve performance of I/O devices in virtualized environments.
Intel vPro® Platform Eligibility ‡
The Intel vPro® platform is a set of hardware and technologies used to build business computing endpoints with premium performance, built-in security, modern manageability and platform stability.
Learn more about Intel vPro®
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology provides protection, performance, and expandability for desktop and mobile platforms. Whether using one or multiple hard drives, users can take advantage of enhanced performance and lower power consumption. When using more than one drive the user can have additional protection against data loss in the event of hard drive failure. Successor to Intel® Matrix Storage Technology.
Intel® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise
Intel ® Rapid Storage Technology enterprise (Intel ® RSTe) provides performance and reliability for supported systems equipped with Serial ATA (SATA) devices, Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) devices, and/or solid state drives (SSDs) to enable an optimal enterprise storage solution.
Intel® Node Manager
Intel® Intelligent Power Node Manager is a platform resident technology that enforces power and thermal policies for the platform. It enables data center power and thermal management by exposing an external interface to management software through which platform policies can be specified. It also enables specific data center power management usage models such as power limiting.
Intel® Standard Manageability
Intel® Standard Manageability is a base set of manageability features, including: Boot Control, Power State Management, HW Inventory, Serial Over LAN, and Remote Configuration.
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology combines the fast performance of a small solid state drive with the large capacity of a hard disk drive.
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology ‡
Intel® Trusted Execution Technology for safer computing is a versatile set of hardware extensions to Intel® processors and chipsets that enhance the digital office platform with security capabilities such as measured launch and protected execution. It enables an environment where applications can run within their own space, protected from all other software on the system.
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Refer to Datasheet for formal definitions of product properties and features.
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“Announced” SKUs are not yet available. Please refer to the Launch Date for market availability.
Intel® Standard Manageability requires activation and a system with a corporate network connection, an Intel® ME Firmware-enabled chipset, network hardware and software. For notebooks, Intel® ME Firmware may be unavailable or limited over a host OS-based VPN, when connecting wirelessly, on battery power, sleeping, hibernating or powered off. Results dependent upon hardware, setup & configuration. For more information, visit http://www.intel.com/technology/platform-technology/intel-amt
WARNING: Altering clock frequency and/or voltage may: (i) reduce system stability and useful life of the system and processor; (ii) cause the processor and other system components to fail; (iii) cause reductions in system performance; (iv) cause additional heat or other damage; and (v) affect system data integrity. Intel has not tested, and does not warranty, the operation of the processor beyond its specifications. Intel assumes no responsibility that the processor, including if used with altered clock frequencies and/or voltages, will be fit for any particular purpose. For more information, visit http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/gaming/overclocking/overclocking-intel-processors.html
System and Maximum TDP is based on worst case scenarios. Actual TDP may be lower if not all I/Os for chipsets are used.
Intel® Smart Response Technology requires a select Intel® Core™ processor, an enabled chipset, Intel® Rapid Storage Technology software, and a properly configured hybrid drive (HDD + small SSD). Depending on system configuration, your results may vary. Contact your system manufacturer for more information.