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Experience the ultimate power and performance for your computing needs with platforms designed with our top of the line laptop and desktop performance chipsets. Get enhanced capabilities for audio, digital video, and communication applications that deliver first class performance across the board.

Laptop Performance Chipsets Selection Guide

Laptop Chipsets

Category

Max TDP

Halogen Free

USB Ports PCIe* 2.0
Ports
SATA Ports
Mobile Intel® QM87 Chipset Performance 2.7 W Yes 14 (up to six
USB 3.0)
Up to eight Six SATA 3 Gbps (up to four SATA 6 Gbps)
Mobile Intel® HM87 Chipset Performance 2.7 W Yes 14 (up to six
USB 3.0)
Up to eight
Six SATA 3 Gbps (up to four SATA 6 Gbps)

Mobile Intel® QM77 Express Chipset

Performance

4.1 W

Yes

14 (four USB 3.0)

Eight

 

 

Mobile Intel® QS77 Express Chipset

Performance
(small form factor)
3.6 W

Yes

14 (four USB 3.0)

Eight

 

Mobile Intel® UM77 Express Chipset

Performance (power optimized)
3.0 W
Yes
Ten (four USB 3.0) Four  
Mobile Intel® HM77 Express Chipset Performance 4.1 W Yes 14 (four USB 3.0) Eight  

Desktop Performance Chipsets Selection Guide

Desktop Chipsets

Category

Max TDP

Halogen Free

USB Ports PCIe* 2.0 Ports SATA Ports
Intel® Z170 Chipset Performance   Yes 14 (up to six USB 3.0) Up to eight Six SATA 3 Gbps (up to six SATA 6 Gpbs)
Intel® X99 Chipset Performance 7 W Yes 14 (up to six USB 3.0) Up to eight Ten SATA 3 Gbps (up to ten SATA 6 Gbps)

Intel® Z97 Chipset

Performance

4.1 W

Yes

14 (up to six USB 3.0)

 

Up to eight

Six SATA 3 Gbps (up to six SATA 6 Gbps)

Intel® Z87 Chipset Performance 4.1 W Yes 14 (up to six
USB 3.0)
Up to eight Six SATA 3 Gbps (up to six SATA 6 Gbps)
Intel® Q87 Chipset Performance and Business
4.1 W Yes 14 (up to six
USB 3.0)
Up to eight Six SATA 3 Gbps (up to six SATA 6 Gbps)

Intel® Z77 Express Chipset

Performance

6.7 W

Yes

14 (four USB 3.0)

Eight

 

Intel® Z75 Express Chipset

Performance

6.7 W

Yes

14 (four USB 3.0)

Eight

 
Intel® X79 Express Chipset Performance 7.8 W Yes 14 (USB 2.0) Eight