Powering Amazing Experiences in Powerful Laptops

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.

Información sobre productos y desempeño


Requiere una selección de procesadores Intel® Core™ o Intel® Xeon™, un chipset habilitado, un software de tecnología Intel® Rapid Storage y un dispositivo de almacenamiento correctamente configurado.


Ningún sistema puede proporcionar una seguridad absoluta. Requiere un equipo habilitado para la tecnología de protección de identidad de Intel®, lo que incluye un procesador Intel®, chipset, firmware, software y gráficos integrados Intel habilitados (en algunos casos) y un sitio web/servicio participante. Intel no asume responsabilidad alguna por los equipos y/o datos extraviados o robados ni por ningún daño que se produzca en consecuencia. Consulte al fabricante de su sistema y/o a su proveedor de software para obtener más información.


Requiere activación y un sistema con una conexión de red corporativa, un chipset Intel® habilitado para AMT, hardware y software de red. En el caso de los equipos portátiles, Intel® AMT podría no estar disponible o limitarse a una VPN basada en un sistema operativo host si estos equipos se conectan de manera inalámbrica, utilizan la alimentación de la batería, están en modo de suspensión, están en modo de hibernación o están apagados. Los resultados dependen del hardware, la instalación y la configuración. Para obtener más información, visite 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.la/content/www/xl/es/chipsets/high-definition-audio.html.


La cantidad real de puertos disponibles puede variar según la configuración del sistema. Consulte con el proveedor del sistema si desea más información.


Se obtuvieron resultados de análisis de desempeño antes de la implementación de los recientes parches de software y las actualizaciones de software pretenden abordar amenazas llamadas "Spectre" y "Meltdown". Es posible que la implementación de estas actualizaciones transforme estos resultados en inaplicables para su dispositivo o sistema.

Es posible que las cargas de trabajo y el software utilizados en las pruebas de desempeño se hayan optimizado en términos de desempeño solo en microprocesadores Intel®. Las pruebas de desempeño, como SYSmark* y MobileMark*, se miden utilizando sistemas específicos de computación, componentes, software, operaciones y funciones. Cualquier cambio en alguno de esos factores podría generar un cambio en los resultados. Debe consultar otra información y pruebas de desempeño que lo ayuden a evaluar plenamente las compras consideradas, incluido el desempeño de ese producto cuando se combina con otros. Para obtener más información, visite http://www.intel.la/benchmarks.