The mobile Intel® 100 series chipsets HM175 and QM175 brings in fast I/O capabilities with great flexibility and a host of other power packed features to compliment the performance benefits of mobile 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processor. The 100 series Platform Controller Hub (PCH) introduces in a number of new technologies and several feature enhancements that offer visibly amazing performance.
With 100 series, Intel brings PCIe* Gen 3 support for the first time to a PCH. Gen 3 PCIe* offers higher data transfer rates of 8 GT/s compared with PCIe* Gen 2 speeds of 5 GT/s. In addition, the 100 series PCH offers twice the number of PCIe* lanes compared to the 9 series PCH. The increased number of ports at higher data transfer speeds enable snappier systems. In addition, the latest Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) 15 with Intel® HM175 and QM175 chipset supports NVMe* PCIe* x4 Intel® Solid State Drive. The 100 series PCH also offer Intel® Integrated Sensor Solution dedicated to managing the inertial and environmental sensors, performing sensor fusion and delivering advanced algorithms that add innovative new sensor-enhanced capabilities. Intel has also released the Intel® Context Sensing SDK so that third-party software vendors can develop exciting sensor-enhanced applications, from gaming to productivity to wellness apps, which benefit from the contextual and sensor information provided by the device.
Finally, the 100 series PCH offers a host of incremental features compared to the 9 series PCH such as additional USB 3.0 ports and faster data transfer between the processor and the PCH with Direct Media Interface (DMI) 3.0. In addition, it offers the same great security features as prior generations while providing enhancements such as Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT) 3.0.