Leadtek WinFast K8: motherboard series for all AMD K8 processors
On the threshold of new AMD K8 announcement here´s another motherboard news. This time from Leadtek Research.
The new boards are called WinFast K8N/Pro and WinFast K8NW/Pro. Both are based on NVIDIA nForce3 and mainly differ by circuitry for various processors: WinFast K8N/Pro is designed for Socket 754 AMD Athlon 64, WinFast K8NW/Pro – for Socket 940 Athlon 64 FX or Opteron. Therefore WinFast K8N/Pro is positioned as a multimedia platform, while WinFast K8NW/Pro – as a workstation platform.
Key features are close: DDR400 support, IEEE1394, dual-channel Ultra ATA133 IDE and SATA RAID 0/1, 0+1, Dual 10/100Mbps and Gigabit LAN, USB2.0. At the same time the differences are: WinFast K8N/Pro has 5 x PCI slots, 1 x AGP8X slot and 3 x DIMM sockets (up to 2Gb), while WinFast K8NW/Pro has 6 x PCI slots, 1 x AGP Pro 8X, 4 x DIMM sockets for up to 8Gb memory.
WinFast K8 series support Leadtek´s X-BIOS II, Speed Gear II and O. T. S. (Over Temperature Shutdown).
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