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  • PCIe* Gen 3 support for high data transfer rates

  • Exciting sensor-enhanced applications


Fast I/O and great flexibility in the mobile Intel® CM238 chipset offer visibly amazing performance.

The mobile Intel® CM238 chipset line 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 and the Intel® Xeon® E3-1500M v6 processor family. The Intel® CM238 chipset introduces a number of new technologies and several feature enhancements that offer visibly amazing performance.

Exciting Sensor-Enhanced Applications
With Intel’s Context Sensing SDK, 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.

With Intel® CM238 chipset, Intel brings PCIe* Gen 3 support for the first time to a Platform Controller Hub (PCH). PCIe* Gen 3 offers higher data transfer rates of 8 GT/s compared with PCIe* Gen 2 speeds of 5 GT/s. In addition, the chipset offers more than twice the number of PCIe* lanes compared to the 9 series PCH. The increased number of ports at a higher data transfer speeds enable snappier systems. In addition, the latest Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) 15 with Intel® CM238 chipset supports NVMe* PCIe* x4 Intel® Solid State Drive. The chipset 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 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 Intel® CM238 chipset 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 platform Intel® Platform Trust Technology (Intel® PTT) 3.0.

Features at a Glance

Features Benefits
Support for Mobile 6th & 7th Gen Intel® Core™ Processors and Intel® Xeon® E3-1500M v5 & v6 Processor

Support for 6th & 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processors and Intel® Xeon® E3-1500M v5 & v6 processor with great power and performance.

Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST)

Offers excellent levels of performance, responsiveness, and expandability. Take advantage of the enhanced performance and low power consumption available with Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) with one or more SATA or PCIe* storage drives. With additional SATA drives, Intel® Rapid Storage Technology (Intel® RST) provides quick access to digital photo, video, and data files with RAID 0, 5, and 10, and excellent data protection against a storage disk drive failure with RAID 1, 5, and 10. Dynamic Storage Accelerator unleashes the maximum performance of Intel® Solid State Drive when multitasking.1
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)2

Help protect your One Time Passcode (OTP) credentials and PKI certificates3 and add a layer of encrypted second factor authentication for online transactions.

Intel® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio)4

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

Universal Serial Bus 3.0

Integrated USB 3.0 support, provides a design data rate of up to 5 gigabits per second (Gbps) with up to 10 USB 3.0 ports.5 6

Universal Serial Bus 2.0

Hi-Speed USB 2.0 support with a design data rate of up to 480 megabits per second (Mbps) with up to 14 USB 2.0 ports.

Serial ATA (SATA) 6 Gb/s

Next-generation high-speed storage interface supporting up to 6 Gb/s transfer rates for optimal data access with up to 8 SATA 6Gb/s ports6. The PCH SATA controller also supports SATA 3 Gb/s and 1.5 Gb/s transfer capabilities.


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 helping to prevent malicious removal or insertion of data through SATA ports. Especially targeted for eSATA ports.

PCI Express* 3.0 Interface

Offers up to 8 GT/s for fast access to peripheral devices and networking with up to 20 PCI Express* 3.0 lanes5, configurable as x1, 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® I219LM and Intel® I219V Gigabit Network Connection.
Green Technology Manufactured with lead-free and halogen-free component packages.

Product and Performance Information


Requires a select Intel® Core™ or Intel® Xeon™ processor, an enabled chipset, Intel® Rapid Storage Technology software, and a properly configured storage device.


No computer system can provide absolute security. Requires an Intel® Identity Protection Technology-enabled system, including an enabled Intel® processor, enabled chipset, firmware, software, and Intel integrated graphics (in some cases) and participating website/service. Intel assumes no liability for lost or stolen data and/or systems or any resulting damages. Consult your system manufacturer and/or software vendor for more information.


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.


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® High Definition Audio (Intel® HD Audio), refer to www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/chipsets/high-definition-audio.html.


Actual number of ports available may vary by system configuration. Please consult your system vendor for more information.


Benchmark results were obtained prior to implementation of recent software patches and firmware updates intended to address exploits referred to as "Spectre" and "Meltdown". Implementation of these updates may make these results inapplicable to your device or system.

Performance varies by use, configuration and other factors. Learn more at www.Intel.com/PerformanceIndex.