VIA today announced that the new VIA EPIA SP Mini-ITX mainboard featuring the VIA PadLock Hardware Security Suite and the VIA CN400 Digital Media chipset with hardware-based MPEG-4 acceleration will be on display at Computex 2004, starting next week in Taipei. Optimized for the consumer electronics market, the VIA EPIA SP is the first VIA
SiS has begun volume production of its latest south bridge chipsets, the SiS 965 and the SiS 965L, with the aim to compete with Intel’s forthcoming PCI Express-based 915 chipsets. SiS 965 and the VT8251 both will be paired with north bridge chipsets that are compatible not only with Intel’s 915 architecture but also existing
After IWILL DK8N, based on NVIDIA nForce3 Pro 250 chipset, has become the best AMD’s dual Opteron workstation, IWILL has worked more closely with NVIDIA in develop the next generation workstation platform. This board is based on NVIDIA’s the next generation chipset, that supports 1GHz HyperTransport for faster data transfer between CPU and memories, and
May shipments of motherboards from ASUS, ECS, Gigabyte and MSI are likely to drop 10-15% from April. The four makers collectively shipped 6.56 million motherboards in April, down 14.4% from March. With system integrators and OEM clients becoming more optimistic, motherboard shipments from the top four makers are expected to improve in Junes. Asustek’s shipments
- Dual AMD Opteron Processors (Socket 940, 64bit Technology) - Dual Channel DDR400/333 Memories - AGP Pro/8X - PCI-X - Gigabit Ethernet w/ security features (NVIDIA MAC + Marvell PHY) - NVRAID – 2xSATA + 2x IDE - Silicon Image SATA controller (4x SATA with RAID 0, 1, 0+1) - 2x IEEE-1394, 8x USB2.0 -
MSI K8N Neo Platinum builds off the success of K8T Neo, including an array of new features inherit to the nForce 3 250Gb chipset; a built in hardware firewall among other things. See how it performs against some of the most popular Athlon 64 motherboards on the market.
Tul Corp introduced the latest PowerColor A350M series motherboard that adopt ATi Radeon 9000 PRO IGP (RC350) and IXP150 southbridge. It is built with Radeon 9200 graphics core and share max up to 128MB system memory. It can support up to 800Mhz FSB CPU Intel Pentium 4 processor including Prescott, 128-bit DDR400 SDRAM up to
According to the Japanese website, UAC, ASUS A8V /Deluxe/WiFi-G will hit retail market no later than 31st May 2004. ASUS A8V /Deluxe/WiFi-G Specification: Athlon 64FX/Athlon 64 Socket 939 VIA K8T800Pro Chipset FSB 400/333 ECC/non-ECC DDR Memory(Dual Channel Memry,MAX4GB) S-ATAx4 with RAID (0,1,0+1,Multiple,JBOD) AGP 8x+ 5PCI 8-CH AUDIO CODEC + S/P DIF-out 4xUSB2.0 1xIEEE1394 Marvel Gigabit
Chipset Current Pricing June 27 865PE 28 27 865GV 27 25 848P 24 22 845GE 30 25.5 845GV 21 18.5 845GL 21 18.5 845PE 21 18.5
SiS today announced the market leading position of its latest southbridge supporting the new PCI-E standard, the SiS965L. Motherboards incorporated with SiS PCI-E chipsets are ahead of competitors to be provided to the market in June.The SiS965L can be paired with either a mature or current SiS northbridge to keep overall costs lower. SiS customers
NVIDIA today announced the immediate availability of the new NVIDIA nForce(TM)2 Ultra 400Gb MCP for AMD Athlon(TM) XP processor-based motherboards and PC systems. Featuring the world’s first native Gigabit Ethernet interface, a hardware-optimized Firewall security solution, and native RAID storage support, the introduction of the NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400Gb MCP reinforces NVIDIA’s standing with PC
ATi has adopted aggressive pricing to promote its new integrated graphics solution, the Radeon 9100 PRO IGP (RS350) chipset. It will be priced at the same level as its predecessor, the Radeon 9100 IGP. The Radeon 9100 PRO IGP will be available in late May or early June. ATI’s new integrated graphics chipset that will
VIA will hike its chipset prices by 6-10% starting July 1 to reflect its rising production costs. This will be VIA’s second price increase this year, following a 5-8% increase in March. The planned price hikes will apply to VIA’s complete lines of chipsets, with entry-level models like the P4M400A and the KT400A subject to
ATI today announced the introduction of RADEON™ 9100 PRO IGP, a high performance platform product for both Intel® Pentium® 4 and Celeron® Processors. The official launch of the RADEON 9100 PRO IGP will take place at Gartner’s System Builder Summit in Barcelona, Spain on May 5, 2004. Launch partners for the event include such industry
Asustek late last year pledged to release a high-performance motherboard based on four-channel PC1200 Rambus DRAM based on a chip set from SiS. Now, SiS appears to have dropped support for Rambus, too because the better timing was the end of last year, but they missed that window. Now everybody is talking about PCI Express.
Intel 915 Grantsdale and 925 Alderwood chipsets, expected to hit the market in June, will not bundle drivers for either Windows 98 or Windows ME OS. The new chipsets will only offer Microsoft support for the more up-to-date versions of the Windows 2000 and Windows XP. Intel’s strategy will force users to upgrade their OSs
Based on the VIA K8T800 chipset, the KV8-MAX3 the latest in ABIT’s popular line of MAX motherboards. ABIT KV8-MAX3 coupled with ABIT’s OTES (Outside Thermal Exhaust System) and µGuru technology, the KV8-MAX3 boasts more features than any Socket 754 motherboard on the market.
Supermircro X6DH8-G2 based on the Linderhurst (E7520) supporting Nocona/JayHawk processors has surfaced in Akiba Japan selling for US$ 830. It supports Dual Socket 604 Xeons, 2 x PCI Express x8 slots, 1 x PCI Express x4 slot, 3 x PCI-X slots, 8 x DDR2 400 ECC Registered up to 16GB, ICH5R, Adaptec Ultra-320 SCSI.
ABIT has decided to rename all their LGA775 Prescott supporting motherboards from the “7″ series to the “8″ series to denote “Pentium 5″ class of boards. Therefore the AA7-Max based on the Alderwood chipset will be named as AA8-MAX, AG7 to AG8 and AS7 to AS8. The product manager of ABIT has revealed that they
Intel upcoming Alderwood and Grantsdale chipsets are scheduled for launch during Computex Taipei in June and the LGA775 Prescotts are expected to be launched at the same time, according to sources from the motherboard manufacturers. One of the presentation slide from IDF also revealed that the new platforms will be ready in June. The launch