Palit has moved into the motherboard market and has launched its first motherboard, the 945GC1066. It's a budget micro ATX board based on the 945GC chipset with a few tweaks which allows it to operate at 1,066MHz bus. It's compatible with all 65 and 45nm Intel Core 2 Duo processors and it has two DDR2 memory slots which supports 667MHz memory.
Other features include integrated Intel GMA950 graphics, Realtek 10/100Mbit Ethernet and 7.1-channel HD audio. It's got a single x16 PCI Express slot, a x1 PCI Express slot and two PCI slots.
Although this is a pretty basic board, it should be very affordable. Palit is known for its affordable graphics cards and it's also the owner of Gainward and Xpertvision, so there's no coincidence that Gainward has launched motherboard products as well. Hopefully some more high-end products will appear in the not too distant future from both Palit and Gainward.