Chaintech announces motherboard and graphics card roadmap
At a recent press conference in Moscow Daphne Su, Chaintech sales division chief, announced the company motherboard and graphics card roadmap for the near future.
First of all, the company plans to extend its product lines. Except for traditional desktop motherboards and 3D-graphics, Chaintech is going to expand presence in the DVB receivers, media centers, desktop notebooks (IMO-DESK PC) and LCD TVs market segments.
Though the Russian market will, as usually, appreciate Chaintech’s traditional products most. As you know, the company differentiates its motherboards by platforms, indicating it visually on packages, by interfaces and bundled accessories. Besides, Chaintech solutions are also separated into three subgroups: maximum performance/features/accessories Zenith; overclockable Apogee offering optimal price/quality ratio; inexpensive entry-level Summit. The new desktop platform, AMD Athlon 64, should complicate the clear hierarchy a bit and introduce its own orange color.
So, the top-end Chaintech Zenith mobos line, currently including 9CJS (Intel 875P + ICH5R), 9EJS1 (Intel 845E + ICH4) and 7NJS Ultra (nForce2 Ultra 400 + MCP-T), should be extended with 8NJS Ultra on NVIDIA chipset (Crush K8/K8S series, of course.)
Apogee series that includes 9PJL (Intel 865PE + ICH5), 9EJL2 (Intel 845PE + ICH4) and 7NJL1 (nForce2 Ultra 400 + MCP-T), will be updated by a model for AMD Athlon 64 8VJL on Crush K8/K8S chipset.
As for the entry level, the Summit line, including 9EJL4, 9VJL3 (for Intel P4) and 7NJL3/4, 7VJL5 (for AMD K7) products, will be extended with VIA-based 9VJL5 and Intel-based 9BJL3, 9PJL1/9PJL3 and 9PJL4 models for P4; NVIDIA-based 7NJL3/7NJL4 and VIA-based 7VJL5 models for K7.
Company´s graphics cards are separated into the same groups: Zenith, Apogee and Summit. These products are easier to recognize and remember: Zenith includes FU98 (GeForce FX5900), FX70/60 (GeForce FX5600), FX30/20 (GeForce FX5200) cards; Apogee features FU91 (GeForce FX5900 Ultra), FX71 (GeForce FX5600 Ultra), FX61 (GeForce FX5600) and GX21 (GeForce4 Ti4200-8X).
Apogee cooling system, the so-called Gas-Turbine Technology, is worth mention as well. Providing <28dB noise, this triple-cooler system supplies airflow to all components due to the all-over-the-card casing. For example, Apogee FX71 equipped with such cooling features 38.6°C typical GPU temperature. Gas-Turbine Technology cards also feature stylish blue LED lights.
Below is the Apogee FX71 retail pack:
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