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ECS announces RS400-A on ATI RS400

ECS (Elitegroup Computer Systems) announced the new RS400-A motherboard on ATI RS400 chipset and supporting Pentium 4 LGA 775 and PCI-Express bus.

ECS RS400-A supports 800/533 MHz FSB, dual-channel DDR2-667/533/400 and DDR-400/333 memory. The graphic subsystem bases on Radeon X300 GPU with hardware DirectX 9 support and ATI AGP Express bridge.

The Southbridge offers 4 x SATA and Ultra DMA 133 (RAID0, 1, 0+1), 8 x USB 2.0, Fast Ethernet Realtek 10/100 Mbps.

The novelty is to be sampling in April.

NVIDIA nForce 4 SLI Intel Edition: the long-anticipated announcement

NVIDIA has finally announced its nForce 4 SLI solution for Intel CPUs. Much has been said already about the novelty, and some samples have even been showcased at CeBIT 2005.

Note that the chipset is positioned for the high-end machines, so Pentium 4 EE owners are to like its 1066MHz FSB support. Imagine how much an NF4 SLI-based system with top Pentium 4 EE and graphics will cost.

NVIDIA nForce4 SLI (Intel Edition) specs:

  • Pentium 4 LGA 775
    • 400-1066 MHz FSB (4 x 100-266 MHz), up to 8.5 GB/s throughput
    • 36-bit addressing for up to 64GB RAM
    • Dynamic Bus Inversion, 12-stage FSB pipeline
    • Hyper-Threading
  • 128-bit dual-channel DDR2 interface:
    • Two independent 64-bit controllers
    • 400-667 MHz clock rates, up to 10.6GB/s throughput
    • 4 x DIMM, 8 memory banks
    • Synchronous and asynchronous FSB
    • Unbuffered non-ECC DIMM, S3 RAM (Low power suspend-to-RAM), SPD (Serial Presence Detect)
  • Power management:
    • Pentium 4, PCI Express L0, L1 active link power management and L2/L3 low power
    • ACPI 2.0, PCI PM 1.1, including C2/C3, Power on Suspend, Suspend to RAM, Suspend to Disk, Soft-Off CPU
  • Gigabit Ethernet
    • 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet
    • RGMII/MII interface, TCP segmentation offload, packet grouping, checksum validation, interrupt modification, traffic prioritization, remote management and monitoring
  • NVIDIA ActiveArmor Secure Networking Engine
    • ActiveArmor Firewall
    • Remote access and monitoring
    • CLI (Command line interface)
    • Application management
  • NVIDIA MediaShield Storage
    • RAID 5, RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 0 +1
    • NVIDIA Disk Alert
    • Cross Controller RAID for SATA and PATA drives in same arrays
  • Serial ATA
    • SATAII 3GB/s, SATA 1.5GB/s
    • TCQ (Tagged Command Queuing) and NCQ (Native Command Queuing)
    • Two independent controllers, 4 x SATAII
  • 4 x Ultra ATA-133: Ultra-DMA 6-0, DMA 2-0 and PIO 4-0
  • PCI Express Interface SLI:
    • 2 x PCI Express x8 (SLI) or 1 x PCI Express x16 and 1 x PCI Express x1
    • 3 x PCI Express x1
  • USB 2.0
    • USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller Interface (EHCI) / USB 1.1 Open Host Controller Interface (OHCI)
    • Up to 10 ports
    • Up to 480 Mbps
  • 6 x PCI 33MHz PCI 2.3, 5V
  • AC´97 2.3 audio
    • 2ch, 4ch, 6ch or 8ch output
    • Dual AC-Link for simultaneous operation of two codecs
    • Dual SPDIF for simultaneous PCM or AC3 output
    • 16/20-bit, 48kHz stereo output, 16-bit AC-Link
    • 24-bit, 96kHz stereo SPDIF output

Source: PR NewsWire

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