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Epox Launches EP-8NPA SLI Motherboard

AMD Announces Availability Of Geode GX Single Board Computer Reference Design Kit

Epox Launches EP-8NPA SLI Motherboard

Epox announced its EP-8NPA SLI motherboard offering SLI capability to S754-based machines.


  • Socket-754 Athlon 64 / Sempron (3700+) CPUs
  • HyperTransport: 1600MHz
  • nForce4 SLI chipset
  • 2 x 184-pin DDR-333/400 sockets (2.5V 128/256/512MB), up to 2GB
  • 2 x PCI v2.2, 2 x PCI-E 1.0a, 2 x PCI-E x16 (without SLI MXM connector)
  • ATX form-factor, 305x225x40mm
  • 5.1ch integrated RealTek ALC65X AC'97 v2.3 codec
  • ITESS VSC8201RX Gigabit Ethernet

The package includes user's manual, software CDs, rounded IDE and FDD cables and SATA cables.

Source: Epox

AMD Announces Availability Of Geode GX Single Board Computer Reference Design Kit

AMD today announced the availability of the AMD Geode GX Single Board Computer Reference Design Kit (AMD Geode GX SBC RDK), an adaptable design that addresses a broad range of embedded devices such as network appliances, kiosks, point-of-sale terminals and corporate thin clients.

The AMD Geode GX SBC reference design kit is based on 4th-generation RDK technology and provides a complete system design package, giving designers flexibility, versatility and enhanced capabilities – all in a small package (approximate dimensions 5.5" x 5"). An AMD Geode GX 466@0.9W processor (operates at 333MHz) provides the flexibility of the x86 instruction set with the power to run popular operating systems. The Geode GX processor is paired with the new CS5536 companion chip, which enables USB 2.0 and ATA100.

Primary Product Features:

  • Lead Free, 4-layer board design
  • CPU power to process multiple applications locally
  • Small form factor – approximately 5.5"W x 1"H x 5"D
  • Low-power consumption – 6W typical, 1W standby – with no fan, powered by 12 V external adapter
  • Display resolution up to 1600x1200
  • 4 x USB 2.0 ports
  • Support for multiple operating systems: Microsoft® Windows CE, Microsoft XPe, Linux
  • Legacy I/O expansion via a daughter card: 2 serial ports, 1 parallel port
  • High bandwidth Ethernet (10-100Mbps)
  • Mini IDE interface
  • CRT or TFT display support
  • Additional audio peripheral connectivity
  • Support multiple protocols, plug-ins and local applications: Web browser, Multimedia payers, Terminal services
  • BIOS support available from Insyde Software and General Software

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