Intel H77 Express Chipset delivers improved performance and responsiveness. The first H family chipset to add the Intel Smart Response Technology and RST caching technology, H77 delivers an agile PC response for fast system boot time and application load time when used in conjunction with a SSD. Intel 3rd generation processor "Ivy Bridge" is the codename for Intel's 22nm of the Sandy Bridge microarchitecture. The first to use tri-gate (3D) transistors, it is also backwards-compatible with the Sandy Bridge platform requiring a BIOS/firmware update. It supports 2 or 4 DIMM Slots DDR3 memory that features data transfer rates of DDR3 2000(O.C.)/1800(O.C.)/1600/1333. The processor support 2 memory channels and setting the memory multiplier, allows selection of the channel speed. These clearly uplift the band width and boost the overall system performance.