Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) are launching a range of diverse chipset solution motherboards for AMD Socket AM2 Processors at CeBIT 2006.
Six outstanding products based on diverse chipsets including NVIDIA, ATI and VIA chipsets and supporting the new 940-pin Socket AM2 processors from AMD will be unveiled by ECS at the show. With Socket AM2, all six motherboards support current 64-bit architecture AMD Athlon 64 X2, Athlon 64 FX, Athlon 64 and Sempron CPUs as well as advanced DDR2 memory and dual-channel technology to deliver high-speed transfers between the CPU and memory, enhancing overall system performance.
ECS will launch the KN3 SLI2, C51G-M940 and NFORCE4-A940 NVIDIA solutions. The KN3 SLI2, based on NVIDIA C51XE and MCP55XE chipsets, supports NVIDIA SLI technology with dual x16 full-bandwidth VGA slots, boosting performance by up to 45% compared to 2×8 SLI. The NVIDIA C51G-M940 motherboard features the NVIDIA GeForce6100 GPU and PCI-E x16, providing highly flexible graphics options. The NFORCE4-A940 motherboard features dual DDR2 667, NVIDIA instant-on firewall protection and automatic over-clocking with nTune.
Also centre stage at CeBIT are the ATI chipset-based KA3 MVP and RS485-M940. The ATI RD580-based KA3 MVP motherboard with ATI CrossFire support provides full-bandwidth dual x16 and extreme overclocking capabilities. The RS485-M940 motherboard, based on the ATI RS485 chipset delivers high quality graphics performance whether using the onboard ATI Radeon X300 GPU or an extra PCI-E x16-based graphics card.
Last, but by no means least, is the K8M890-M940 VIA chipset solution. The K8M890-M940 features dual DDR2 667, onboard VGA and PCI-E x16 for additional graphics engine options.
All six motherboards are in full compliance with European Union Reduction of Hazardous Substances standards for motherboards well in advance of the regulations’ July 1, 2006, effective date.
Published in: Hardware on 2006-03-10