Shortly after Intel's launch of their P4 XE 3.46GHz processor and 925XE chipset which together sport the ability to run at a 1066mhz quad pumped FSB, we see ECS's variant of the 925XE chipset on their PF21 Extreme motherboard. All the native features are in place, with a few nice little extra's such as a further 2 SATA ports (running off an additional SiS180 controller) over the usual 4 ports resident, an extra onboard 10/100 LAN controller, and superior chipset cooling. You can grab the press release here.
Elitegroup Computer Systems (UK) Ltd announces the launch of the PF21 Extreme motherboard with Intel 925XE chipset and official support for a Front Side Bus (FSB) of 1066MHz, so ECS is all set to support the next version of Intel's Prescott Pentium 4.
The four memory slots support up to 4GB of DDR2-533 memory in dual channel configuration, and the graphics slot is the latest PCI-Express x16. In addition to the four native SATA connectors on the Intel ICH6R Southbridge, ECS has included a SiS180 controller, so there is support for up to six SATA hard drives in various Raid configurations and up to four IDE drives. Intel's chipset includes the latest eight channel High Definition Audio, and this is fully supported by a C-Media CMI9880 chip with digital input and output.
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