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Daily News Round #3 for June 24, 2004

Daily News Round #3 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for June 24, 2004
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Jun 25, 2004 3:51 am

- Epox Introduces Revamped nForce2

A recent announcement from the Epox bunch send word of their new "EP-8RDA6+ PRO" motherboard. Based on nVidia's (still) highly popular nForce2 chipset for 32bit AMD platforms, it brings several new features to the scene due to the implementation of nVidia's latest southbridge (originally only seen on their nForce3 boards). Dubbed the "nForce2 Ultra 400Gb", you'll see features such as native SATA and Gigabit networking, a hardware optimized firewall, and advanced RAID functionality, not to mention the residence of Silicon Image's 3114 controller too - making way for *6* SATA drives in total! Further details from Epox in their supporting PR of which you can obtain here. A specs sheet was also forwarded to us as well.


[June 18, 2004, Taipei]- EPoX Computer Co. Ltd (EPoX), the well-renowned manufacturer of high-end nVidia-based motherboards, today released new offering, EP-8RDA6+ Pro. Featuring amazing Gigabit Ethernet performance, hardware-optimized firewall security, and advanced RAID function, EP-8RDA6+ Pro provides PC enthusiasts, gamers, technology aficionados a powerful, feature-rich, and cost-effective platform.


Utilizing NVIDIA nForce2 Ultra 400Gb, EP-8RDA6+ Pro features the world first native Gigabit Ethernet networking, which provides over 200% more networking bandwidth compared to older PCI-based solution, while lowering overall CPU overhead. As security is a mainstream concern, EP-8RDA6+ Pro provides the only hardware-optimized Firewall solution, effectively protecting personal PC from network level hacking attacks and other common security risks without sacrificing a lot of networking performance.


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