AOpen nCK804Ua-LFS NF4 Ultra Board

NCK804 AOpen nCK804Ua LFS NF4 Ultra Board

AOpen will launch a powerful PC
motherboard for home entertainment, gaming, home office, and power computing mid
May. The motherboard, nCK804Ua-LFS, is designed to be installed with an AMD
64-bit Athlon K8 CPU, and the powerful nVidia nForce4 CK8-04 Ultra chipset comes
on-board. The system provides unique support for
four SATA-II and four ATA-133 drives and supports RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID 0+1
configuration. The motherboard is built with Gigabit Ethernet interface that delivers
one of the highest throughputs for fast network transfers and lowers CPU
utilization. It runs 10/100 Ethernet up to full Gigabit speeds. The motherboard is
designed to support DDR 400/333 memory expandable to 4GB and FSB of 1GHz.

NCK804 AOpen nCK804Ua LFS NF4 Ultra Board

AOpen, recognized worldwide as a leading manufacturer of high-performance,
high-quality IT products and computer peripherals, will launch a powerful PC
motherboard for home entertainment, gaming, home office, and power computing mid
May. The motherboard, nCK804Ua-LFS, is designed to be installed with an AMD
64-bit Athlon K8 CPU, and the powerful nVidia nForce4 CK8-04 Ultra chipset comes
on-board. The nForce4 Ultra chip features the latest PCI-Express™ bus technology
and deliver top performance, feature-rich multimedia computing, and security
protection for the most demanding PC users.

“The motherboard comes with a high definition 7.1-channel surround sound output
port on the real panel, which supports outstanding audio output features,” said
Edward Chen, channel manager of the Platform Development Division. “One of the
other strong features is the hard disk interface of this motherboard, which
supports Serial ATA-II and that is two times faster than most hard drives on the
market,” Chen explains.

The unique single-chip nForce4 Ultra chip offers one of the industry’s best
core-logic solutions with outstanding performance and the latest technologies —
PCI Express, secure high-speed networking, and high-performance storage — and
ensures that your PC stays ready for the newest games, future applications, and
next-generation PC specifications. With the powerful chip, the motherboard is
designed to run with the next-generation PCI Express graphics cards and other
devices. It includes one x16 PCI Express graphics slot and one x1 PCI Express
expansion slots. This new, high-performance bus delivers over 4GBps in both
upstream and downstream data transfers.

The system is built with NVIDIA’s ActiveArmor technology. Its dedicated
hardware-based secure networking engine protects your PC from hackers and
spyware the minute it is turned on and filters out any unauthorized or
suspicious traffic. Protects against a wide range of attacks including
IP-spoofing and ARP cache poisoning. The system is easy to set up and fast to
configure. ActiveArmor offers remote secure access, monitoring, and
configuration for management. Additionally, ActiveArmor protects your desktop PC
while you browse the Web, play online games, or share files across a network at
full Gigabit Ethernet speeds.

The motherboard is built with NVIDIA MediaShield™ technology and supports
advanced storage with RAID technology. The system provides unique support for
four SATA-II and four ATA-133 drives. Its SATA-II hard drive data transfer speed
doubles that of SATA hard drives. The system supports RAID 0, RAID 1, and RAID
0+1 configuration, enabling fast disk data transfers. It allows RAID arrays
across both SATA and PATA hard drives and provides advanced features like the
NVIDIA disk alert system that immediately alerts you if a drive fails, and
dedicated spare disks that will automatically rebuild if a failed hard drive is
detected. The motherboard is built with Gigabit Ethernet interface that delivers
one of the highest throughputs for fast network transfers and lowers CPU
utilization. It runs 10/100 Ethernet up to full Gigabit speeds.

The NVIDIA nTune™ technology optimizes the PC performance. The system
automatically gets optimal settings for bus speeds, HyperTransport, memory
timings, CPU registers, fans, and voltages in a safe, easy-to-use Microsoft®
Windows® interface. nTune provides the ability to overclock system settings
without entering the BIOS or changing hardware jumpers. The motherboard is
designed to support DDR 400/333 memory expandable to 4GB and FSB (Front Side
Bus) of 1GHz. The Cool’n’Quiet technology of the motherboard supports up to four
DIMM modules. The board comes with PCI Express X16 slot, to which a number of
AOpen’s high-end Aeolus graphics cards can be installed. The system is designed
with high expansion capability. Its expansion slots support one PCI Express*16,
one PCI Express*1, and three PCI slots.

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