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Computex: ASRock mit zwei Sockeln, aber nicht dual

Freitag, 04. Jun. 2004 06:42 - [jp] - Quelle:

ASRock stellt auf der Computex mit dem K8 Combo ein ungewöhnliches wie interessantes Mainboard vor. Hinter dem Namenszusatz Combo verbirgt sich die Tatsache, dass das Board sowohl über einen Sockel 754 als auch über einen Sockel 939 verfügt - Dual-fähig ist es aber nicht.

Vielmehr soll es dem Anwender den Umstieg von Sockel 754 auf den Sockel 939 erleichtern, weil der Neuerwerb eines Mainboards dann entfällt. Future-proof CPU socket combo design ASRock K8 Combo motherboard is a wise choice for upgrade-demanded and budget-concerned users. Users can use legacy CPU (Socket 754) for the moment with less cost and still enjoy the possibility for the future upgrade to Socket 939 CPU. ASRock K8 Combo motherboard provides the following benefits: - The future-proof migration solution of CPU sockets This motherboard contains both advanced 754-pin and 939-pin sockets. User can freely enjoy up-to-date CPU technology in PC system for years without changing the motherboard. - Cost-effective upgrade feature Users can choose Socket 754 CPU today and look forward to the future upgrade of Socket 939 CPU when the Socket 939 CPU price drops. - Ready-to-use interface The combo sockets are well designed and tested to fit with both Socket 754 and Socket 939 standards. New generation bus architecture PCI Express Applied the new generation bus architecture PCI Express, ASRock K8 Combo integrates the PCI Express Technology with two PCI Express x1 slots, providing the bandwidth up to 512MB/s (duplex), which is far faster than the PCI bus 132MB/s bandwidth. To bring users enjoyment of PCI Express Technology in advance, ASRock K8 Combo is free bundled with ASRocks PCI Express Gigabit LAN card, which fully utilizes the PCI Express x1 up to 512MB/s independent bandwidth feature to perform the 1,000Mbps network speed, while the PCI Gigabit LAN card can only share PCI 132MB/s bandwidth with other PCI devices. Serial ATA and 8 Channel Audio K8 Combo is combined with the advanced storage interface Serial ATA, which provides 1.5Gb/s high-speed data transfer rate and supports RAID 0,1, JBOD, SATA HDD_Hotplug. Since the multimedia implementation on PC is getting popular, a superior audio has become an essential feature in the modern PC system. K8 Combo is equipped with a supreme 8-channel audio feature, which provides an ultimate 3D surround sound effect for stereo media with 8-channel speaker output, headphone output and microphone input interfaces. K8 Combo brief specification: 01. Socket 754 and Socket 939 combo design EZ CPU upgrade 02.Supports AMD 64-bit Athlon64 and Athlon64 FX processor 03.Supports HyperTransport Technology, AMD CoolnQuiet Technology 04. Supports Dual Channel Technology when attached with Athlon 64FX processor 05. Supports PCI Express (x1 Lane), up to 512MB/s (Duplex) bandwidth. 06. Free bundled with ASRock PCI Express Gigabit LAN card 07. Supports AGP 8X/4X 1.5v 08. Supports Serial ATA 2 Serial ATA 1.5Gb/s connectors, supports RAID 0,1,JBOD 09. Superior 3D surround 8-channel Audio, 10/100 Ethernet LAN, ATA133 10. Hybrid Booster ASRock Safe Overclocking Technology 11. Multi-language Quick Installation Guide. 12. Bundled CD includes 64-bit beta drivers, 3D Audio Player, RAID controller, PC-cillin 2002, ASRock PC DIY Live Demo, etc.
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