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Mobile Intel® QS77 Express Chipset

Mobile Intel® QS77 Express Chipset

The mobile Intel® QS77 Express Chipset is part of the mobile Intel® 7 Series Chipset family, providing integrated USB 3.0 on a single chip architecture and supports both the 3rd and 2nd generation Intel® Core™ processor families. QS77 delivers:

 

  • Small form factor and optimized power
  • Intel® AMT 8.0 with enhanced manageability and security
  • USB 3.0, the latest and fastest USB protocol, with I/O speed up to 10 times that of USB 2.0
  • Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) with RAID support for enhanced performance, power management, and data protection for the storage subsystems. This includes Intel® Smart Response Technology, a caching software that enables small SSD with HDD to achieve standalone SSD-like performance while keeping the large storage provided by HDD
  • Intel® Small Business Advantage, which provides manageability for small business
  • Intel® Performance Tuning Utility, which allows users to unlock Intel® Core™ processors by changing the core multiplier, and thus increase frequency for best gaming results
  • Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT) for PC protection that can disable a lost or stolen PC and reactivate it without compromise to the system or data
  • Intel® Wireless Display, which allows you to enjoy all of your personal and online content on a big screen TV with a simple wireless connection
  • Blu-ray* logo capable HD video playback, with native support for Blu-ray drives
  • Intel® Rapid Storage Technology with RAID support for enhanced performance, power management, and data protection for the storage subsystem
The mobile Intel® QS77 Express Chipset

Chipset Diagram

Features and Benefits

Features

Benefits

Support for 2nd and 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors

Support for 2nd and 3rd generation Intel® Core™ processors with Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0, Intel® Pentium® processors, and Intel® Celeron® processors. Mobile Intel® 7 Series QS77 Express Chipset also enables overclocking features of unlocked 3rd generation Intel Core processors.

Intel® Active Management Technology1 (Intel® AMT)

Using built-in platform capabilities and popular third-party management and security applications. Intel® AMT allows IT to better discover, heal, and protect networked computing assets.

Power optimized

Low power consumption for longer battery life for notebook users.

Small form factor

Small footprint to fit in the thinnest notebook.

Intel® Rapid Storage Technology2

With additional hard drives added, provides quicker access to digital photo, video and data files with RAID 0, 5, and 10, and greater data protection against a hard disk drive failure with RAID 1, 5, and 10.

Support for external SATA (eSATA) enables the full SATA interface speed outside the chassis, up to 3 Gb/s.

Intel® Flexible Display Interface3

An innovative path for three independently controlled channels of integrated graphics display data to be transported to the mobile Intel® 7 Series Chipset.

Intel® High Definition Audio4

Integrated audio support enables premium digital surround sound and delivers advanced features such as multiple audio streams and jack re-tasking.

Intel® Wireless Display5

With a laptop featuring Intel® Wireless Display you can experience your favorite movies, videos, photos, online shows and more on your TV with great image clarity and sound.

Intel® Anti-Theft Technology6

Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT) allows systems to be disabled if they are lost or stolen. The technology can be used with or without a connection to the Internet or a corporate network. Intel® AT can block the OS from loading, even if the hard drive is replaced or reformatted. Intel® AT can also be used to disable access to data encryption keys and block access to valuable data on the hard drive, even if the drive is moved to a different system.

Universal Serial Bus 3.0

Integrated USB 3.0 support, provides greater enhancement in performance with a design data rate of up to 5 gigabits per second (Gb/s) with up to 4 USB 3.0 ports.

Serial ATA (SATA)* 6 Gb/s and 3 Gb/s

Next-generation high-speed storage interface supporting up to 6 Gb/s transfer rates for optimal data access with up to 2 SATA 6Gb/s ports.

Serial ATA (SATA) 3 Gb/s

High-speed storage interface supporting up to 4 SATA 3Gb/s ports.

eSATA

SATA interface designed for use with external SATA devices. Provides a link for 3 Gb/s data speeds to eliminate bottlenecks found with current external storage solutions.

SATA Port Disable

Enables individual SATA ports to be enabled or disabled as needed. This feature provides added pro­tection of data by preventing malicious removal or insertion of data through SATA ports. Especially targeted for eSATA ports.

PCI Express* 2.0 Interface

Offers up to 5 GT/s for fast access to peripheral devices and networking with up to 8 PCI Express 2.0 x1 ports, configurable as x2 and x4 depending on motherboard designs.

USB Port Disable

Enables individual USB ports to be enabled or disabled as needed. This feature provides added pro­tection of data by preventing malicious removal or insertion of data through USB ports.

Intel® Integrated 10/100/1000 MAC

Support for the Intel® 82579V Gigabit Network Connection.

Intel® Small Business Advantage

Local manageability for small business.

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Packaging information
Mobile Intel® QS77 Express Chipset 25x25x1.788 mm in BGA package

Product and Performance Information

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1. Requires activation and a system with a corporate network connection, an Intel® AMT-enabled chipset, network hardware, and software. For notebooks, Intel AMT 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, and configuration. For more information, visit www.intel.com/technology/vpro/index.htm.

2. Support for RAID 5/10 on mobile available only starting Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) 10.0.

3. Intel® Flexible Display Interface (Intel® FDI) and the chipset graphic display interfaces require a computer system with a processor, chipset, BIOS, and enabling software for the Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator.

4. Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio) requires a system with an appropriate Intel® chipset and a motherboard with an appropriate codec and the necessary drivers installed. System sound quality will vary depending on actual implementation, controller, codec, drivers, and speakers. For more information about Intel® HD Audio, refer to www.intel.com/design/chipsets/hdaudio.htm.

5. Requires an Intel® WiDi enabled system and Intel® WiDi enabled receiver device. 1080p and Blu-ray* or other protected content playback only available on 3rd or 4th generation Intel® Core™ processor-based PCs with built-in visuals enabled, a compatible receiver device and media player, and supporting Intel® WiDi software and graphics driver installed. Consult your PC manufacturer. For more information, see www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/architecture-and-technology/intel-wireless-display.html.

6. No computer system can provide absolute security. Requires an enabled Intel® processor, enabled chipset, and firmware and software optimized to use the technologies. Consult your system manufacturer and software vendor for more information.