Da EPoX mainboard con chipset Intel 845GE e 845PE
EPoX ha annunciato, con il seguente comunicato stampa, il lancio delle schede madri basate su chipset Intel i845PE ed Intel i845GE:
"01-10-2002 - After the great success of the board EP-4G4A+ and EP-4BEAR, EPoX spent more effort on Intel platform to focus on the next generation chipset 845PE and i845GE. Especially when Intel try to make the new feature of CPU Hyper-Threading embedded into the Pentium 4, it will need motherboard more support for the voltage and the new spec.FMB2 to make the system stable. Hyper-Threading is Intel's new microprocessor technology to implement SMT ( Simultaneous Multi Threading). It makes a single processor look like two processors to the operating system and can considerably accelerate the performance of a multi-threaded application. The original technology of Hyper-Threading was applied in Intel's XEON processors from the CeBit fair in March 2002. But right now Intel also pulling this feature in Intel Pentium 4 and position it as the performance level for the desktop PC. In stead of CPU, Intel also released the i845PE and i845GE platform to meet this needs. EP-4PEA+ and EP-4GEA+ are the board that EPoX made for.
The outstanding performance board EP-4PEA+ including many good functions on board. It can fully support DDR333 memory up to 2GB and also 533MHz FSB. With the originally function of Intel south bridge ICH4, EP-4PEA also provides the USB2.0 for up to the speed of 480MB/sec. It also integrates 10/100Mb fast Ethernet controller in Realtek RTL8100B LAN chipset by RJ-45 connector, and supporting extra IDE ports by HPT372 with Ultra DMA-133 & IDE RAID (0, 1, 0+1) x 2 (Up to 4 Devices). Most of all, for following the trend of HD in the future, we also include the S-ATA port on the board and provided by Silicon Image Sil3112A controller. Also for the IEEE1394 to fulfill the needs of the DV user to link to the DV device. Only the different function of EP-4PEA+ and EP-4GEA+ is Ep-4GEA+ is using the Intel i845GE chipset embedded with the Intel Extreme Graphic.
For the advance feature of the performance support, EPoX release the EP-4PEA+ and EP-4GEA+ to meet the needs of the high end market for the Intel Pentium 4 field. Base on the traditional feature of EPoX board, we also create a lot of good function on EP-4PEA+ and EP-4GEA+ like power user oriented BIOS for ov erclocking feature ---CPU Vcore, DDR SDRAM voltage and AGP voltage adjusted , CPU clock and AGP clock adjustable and so on. Except of the feature that we mentioned earlier, This time we also introduce the newest feature to eye-catch the user’s eye, “Magic Light”. This is truly the most fantastic feature that built in EP-4GEA+ and EP-4PEA+. It was made by two Blue light LED by the cooling FAN and mounted on the ironic heatsink. Especially when you make your chassis transparent, the Magic Light will light on all the space with the cool blue color. Also include the lighting LED Debug traditional function “Post Port” , make EPoX as the most lightful board in the rest of this year. "