AOpen Inc., one of the leading PC platforms and solutions suppliers in the world, debuts its most powerful PC motherboards, i945Ga-PLF and i945Pa-PLF, at Computex Taipei 2005.
The two motherboards are the first ones that support dual core CPUs, which are the fastest Intel CPUs currently on the market. Both motherboards can be installed with Pentium 4 processors with front side bus running at 1066/800/533 MHz.
The i945Ga-PLF motherboard is built with Intel’s state-of-the-art 945G chipset on which a graphics processing unit is integrated. As a result, the user does not need to install an add-on graphics display card to this motherboard. Because the 945G chipset is designed to follow PCI Express architecture, those users who desire to take advantage of powerful 3D graphics processing capability or gaming enthusiasts can install more powerful graphics card to the system.
Both i945Ga-PLF and i945Pa-PLF are designed with AOpen’s proprietary Power Master Technology, which reduces power consumption of the new motherboard by 25%. This technology, implemented with hardware design, monitors the loading of CPU and supplies power to the motherboard accordingly.
When loading of the CPU is high, more power is supplied to the system, the operating frequency of CPU accelerated, and the rpm of the cooling fan stepped up. In case this happens, the system may achieve overclocking. When the system runs graphics intensive or gaming applications, more power may be consumed.
When the system runs applications which are less demanding on CPU loading, the Power Master design will supply less power to the system, which generates less heat, and the fan speed slowed down. Eventually, the system generates less noise than similar systems.
The two motherboards are built with ICH7 (Input/Output Controller Hub 7), which provides the most powerful and fastest I/O control features currently available in Intel’s family of I/O controllers. ICH7 is designed with embedded Serial ATA-II and IDE hard drive interface, Intel’s High Definition Audio Interface that support 7.1 surround sound, integrated LAN Controller, and enhanced video processing capability.
A unique I/O shield comes handy at the motherboard’s rear panel. It arranges the rear panel connectors in such a thoughtful and convenient way that 7.1 audio connectors, two PS/2 ports, two COM ports, four USB 2.0 ports, one 1394 port, one Realtek Gigabit LAN port, and one printer port are grouped together as shown in one of the photos published together with this press release.
The motherboards are designed to support the fastest dual channel DDR-II memory modules that operate at 667/533 MHz. Memory on the motherboards can be expanded to 4 GB.
AOpen will actively promote this and other new product at the Computex May 31-June 4. Buyers visiting the Taipei show are welcome to visit the AOpen’s booth at Booth 285 in Hall 2 of the Taipei World Trade Center (TWTC) on Xinyi Road. Extra products will be on display at the United Hotel at No. 200, Guangfu South Road, Taipei, near the TWTC. [Tel: (886-2) 2773-1515].
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