ECS annuncia due MoBo con sistema video Xabre 200
ECS annuncia oggi, con il seguente comunicato ufficiale, due nuove schede madri con GPU AGP8x integrata. Si tratta delle schede Game Union 648 (P4S8AG) per processori P4 e Game Union 746 (K7S7AG) per sistemi AMD. Il sottosistema video è affidato alla GPU Xabre 200.
"Taipei, Taiwan, Nov 18, 2002 - Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS), the world’s leading mainboard manufacturer, today introduced the Game Union 648 (P4S8AG) and Game Union 746 (K7S7AG) mainboards, the world's first AGP 8X Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) onboard platforms for Intel Pentium 4 and AMD K7 solutions. Embedded with the Xabre 200 GPU and independent 64MB DDR graphics memory, Game Union series mainboards successfully integrate the advanced Direct X8.1 gaming features into a high performance platform loaded with innovative features such as DDR 400 system memory, USB 2.0 and IEEE 1394. Blending fun and power, Game Union series mainboards are the ideal platforms for demanding users of intensive gaming and multi-media applications.
With onboard Xabre 200 GPU and independent 64MB DDR high-speed graphic memory, Game Union series mainboards provide users better performance and a more cost-effective package than the add-on discrete graphic card and mainboard combination. The Game Union series’ Graphics feature-onboard design leads to more efficient data transfer in terms of higher performance and quality because the trace on the graphics card and mainboard used for transferring signals is shorter. Furthermore, Game Union series mainboards can surpass the performance of any UMA architecture mainboard solutions where the graphics processor is integrated into the northbridge. The embedded 64 MB graphic memory helps the GPU accomplish intensive 3D computing without utilizing the system memory.
Two onboard IEEE 1394A ports (optional) and 6 high speed USB 2.0 ports deliver a flexible and high performance interface for users’ applications such as digital camera, DVD, printer, scanner, MO, DVD-ROM drive and other advanced peripherals. The dual ATA133 IDE interface supports a high-speed hard drive, CD-ROM, and DVD-RW. The onboard 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN (optional) feature also saves users the extra expense of buying a LAN card.
DDR 400 system memory, the most innovative and fastest DDR memory module currently available, significantly enhances the memory bandwidth to 3.2GB/sec. Furthermore, SiS’ innovative MuTIOL 1G® technology is used to boost the traffic speed between the north and south bridges. The doubled bandwidth interconnecting the north and south bridges eliminates the platform’s potential bottleneck. As a result of the state-of-the-art architectures utilized, the Game Union 648 and Game Union 746 motherboards are assured of delivering both high performance and versatility. "