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Intel® E7210 Chipset

Intel® E7210 Chipset


The Intel® E7210 chipset provides an affordable yet reliable, entry-level server platform based on the Intel® Pentium® 4 processor supporting Hyper-Threading (HT) Technology. For budget-conscious business users, an entry-level server delivers impressive computing performance without compromising system reliability, and represents a significant step up from "servers" based on desktop PCs.

The Intel E7210 chipset, with dual channel DDR-400 memory support, provides an aggregate memory bandwidth of 6.4 GB/s. This enables a balanced platform design and delivers maximum system performance for memory intensive server applications.

The performance of a 3.20E GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor supporting Hyper-Threading Technology and the Intel E7210 chipset-based server, as measured using the Netbench benchmark, is 80 percent higher than previous generation systems based on 2.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 and Intel® 845E chipset.

Unlike chipsets designed for the desktop market segment, the integrated PCI-X bridge in the Intel® 6300ESB component allows higher I/O performance by supporting new PCI-X server cards that conform to the PCI-X 1.0 specification. Four integrated high-speed USB 2.0 ports provide high bandwidth connectivity across a variety of peripherals.

Intel® E7210 Chipset

Chipset Diagram

Features and benefits
800/533 MHz system bus Supports platform longevity for the fastest Intel® Pentium® 4 processor frequencies and delivers greater system bandwidth.
Supports Hyper-Threading Technology Delivers increased system responsiveness and performance.
478-pin processor package compatibility Supports the highest performance Intel® Pentium® 4 processors plus, the flexibility to support other 478-pin Intel® processors.
Intel® hub architecture Dedicated data paths deliver maximum bandwidth for I/O-intensive applications.
Dual-channel DDR 400/333 SDRAM memory with Error Correction Code (ECC) support Flexible memory technology allows a full spectrum of DDR usage from highest performance to more cost-effective systems. ECC ensures data reliability and integrity.
Integrated PCI-X bridge Integrated bridge addresses the need for increased I/O bandwidth of PCI devices while reducing server bottlenecks. An additional integrated PCI 2.2 compliant bus provides conventional and legacy PCI device connectivity.
Integrated high-speed USB 2.0 Four ports offer up to 40 times greater bandwidth over USB 1.1 for a variety of today's demanding high-speed I/O peripherals.
Integrated SATA controller with optional software RAID 0,1 capability Integrated software RAID capable controller provides faster disk bandwidths, performance and reliability while reducing the bill for material costs with add-in devices on the motherboard.
Ultra ATA/100 Takes advantage of the existing industry HDD and optical drive interfaces.
Integrated programmable watchdog timer To maximize system availability, the server can be automatically restarted (or shut down) if the operating system, drivers, or services cease to function or lock-up.
Intel® Communication Streaming Architecture Wire-speed GbE with the Dedicated Network Bus for performance network connectivity.

Additional information: 1

Packaging information
Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor 478 Flip Chip Pin Grid Array (FCPGA)

Intel® E7210 MCH

File Type/Size:  PDF 1811KB

1005 Flip Chip Ball Grid Array (FCBGA)

Intel® 6300ESB I/O Controller Hub

File Type/Size:  PDF 8030KB

689 Plastic Ball Grid Array (PBGA)

Product and Performance Information


1. Requires an Intel® Hyper-Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)-enabled system, check with your PC manufacturer. Performance will vary depending on the specific hardware and software used. Not available on the Intel® Core™ i5-750. For more information, including details on which processors support HT technology, visit www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/hyper-threading/hyper-threading-technology.html.