Intel® H170 Chipset

Intel® H170 Chipset

Intel® H170 Chipset

The Intel® H170 Chipset is a part of Intel's chipset lineup designed for use with certain Intel processors and motherboards. Here are key features and functionalities associated with the Intel H170 Chipset:

  1. Processor Compatibility: The H170 chipset is typically paired with 6th and 7th generation Intel Core processors (Skylake and Kaby Lake) for desktop systems.

  2. Memory Support: It supports DDR4 and DDR3L memory technologies, providing flexibility for system builders. However, DDR3L memory support is dependent on motherboard implementation.

  3. PCI Express Support: The chipset provides PCI Express 3.0 support, allowing for high-speed data transfer between components such as graphics cards, storage devices, and network cards.

  4. USB and SATA Connectivity: The H170 chipset offers USB 3.0 support and SATA 3.0 (6Gb/s) support, ensuring fast data transfer rates for peripherals and storage.

  5. RAID Support: It includes RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) functionality, allowing users to configure multiple storage drives for data protection or performance improvement.

  6. Integrated Graphics: While the H170 chipset does not have integrated graphics itself, motherboards using this chipset may support integrated graphics on compatible processors.

  7. Business and Consumer Use: The H170 chipset is suitable for a range of desktop systems, including both business-oriented and consumer-oriented builds.

  8. Expansion Slots: Motherboards with the H170 chipset typically provide a mix of PCI Express slots, allowing users to expand their system with additional components such as graphics cards, sound cards, and more.

  9. Intel® Small Business Advantage (SBA): Some motherboards with the H170 chipset may support Intel® SBA, offering a set of manageability and security features for small businesses.

As with any chipset, the specific features and capabilities can vary between motherboard manufacturers, so it's advisable to refer to the specifications of specific motherboards to understand the full range of features associated with the Intel H170 Chipset.