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Daily News Round #2 for March 2, 2005

Daily News Round #2 news post from TweakTown's online news computing and technology content pages for March 2, 2005
By: Steve Dougherty | Posted: Mar 2, 2005 11:28 pm

- ECS Unveils Next-Gen Motherboards at CeBIT

EliteGroup Computer Systems are planning to release several new motherboards at this years upcoming CeBIT such as the PF22 Extreme (Intel 955X) and PF5 Extreme (Intel 945P), both of which support Intel's dual core processor family. Boards utilizing ATI chipsets will also be announced. Full details within the supporting PR folks.


Elitegroup Computer Systems (UK) Ltd (ECS) today unveiled a series of motherboard products that will be showcased at CeBIT 2005.
The most exciting products are the Intel 955X (e.g. the ECS PF22 Extreme) and 945P (e.g. the ECS PF5 Extreme) chipset-based motherboards*. With Intel's latest embedded chipset, these motherboards, part of the ECS Extreme family, feature the most advanced technology, including 1066 FSB, Dual Channel DDR2 667, 8-ch high definition audio and SATA II and all support the dual core processors, the future trend of CPU support.

ECS' recently launched KN1 Extreme, is another high-end motherboard of ECS' Extreme series to be on display at CeBIT 2005. This K8 motherboard features the latest NVIDIA nForce4 Ultra single chip, delivering revolutionary technologies - including PCI Express, SATA II, secure high-speed networking and high-performance RAID. Better yet, a Wi-Fi 802.11g LAN connector makes this motherboard ideal for Internet connection sharing over a home network.


- New X800 "AGP" Family Announced from GeCube


As per a recent announcement from ATI highlighting their move to release X800 based cards in an AGP flavour, GeCube have announced their own AGP variants today which are based on both the flagship X850XT and cost-effective X800XL GPUs. The full scoop in their official PR here folks.


Taipei - March 2, 2005 Info-Tek Corporation, production supplier for the leading global graphics card brand GECUBETM, announced today the release of the world's highest-end AGP-interface graphics cards - the GECUBE RADEON® X850XT AGP and GECUBE RADEON® X800XL AGP series. The GECUBE RADEON® X850XT AGP and GECUBE RADEON® X800XL AGP series are based on the unrivaled high-speed ATI AGP graphics chips to provide gamers with the extreme performance of the new PCI Express interface without the need to upgrade existing AGP-based computers.


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