Nano-Abox and Mini-ITX Mainboards to showcase HTPC and Home Server capabilities at Computex 2007!

Taipei, Taiwan (Tech Messenger) -- Once again, momentum is building up at Albatron in preparation for one of the top 3 computer exhibitions in the world, Computex 2007. This year, Albatron has big plans on showcasing many new products including small form factor HTPC Mainboards, Intel® 3 Series Mainboards, a full line of DirectX®10 VGA cards and the “Perfect SLI” Enthusiast Mainboard.

Small Form Factor HTPC Mainboards Rule! KI690-AM2, KI690-S1, KD690-AM2

As the HTPC (Home Theatre PC) movement takes off, Albatron is gearing up to provide the market with non-invasive, small form factor Mainboards that fit perfectly into a home PC and deliver all the performance you need for all of your HTCP multimedia needs. With both Intel and AMD throwing their support behind Mini-ITX and Mini-DTX respectively, Albatron is taking the opportunity to capitalize on its expertise in small form factor systems to produce versatile and powerful multimedia mainboards for the home.

The KI690-AM2 was first announced just before CeBIT 2007 with Albatron gearing up for full production in June ‘07. This board is being touted as the most powerful Mini-ITX Mainboard on the market and has won acclaim from AMD, as the only Mini-ITX to use AMD’s powerful 690g chipset. This diminutive Mini-ITX mainboard is no bigger than your outstretched hand (17x17cm) but brims with power, versatility and capability. It supports AMD’s most powerful processors including the Athlon 64 x2. It also boasts ferocious performance with HyperTransport™ technology supported by 2 GB of Dual Channel DDR II memory using two SO-DIMMs. It also comes with one of the market’s most powerfully integrated graphics engine. Also, SATA II with RAID and GBit LAN will allow users nonstop surfing and downloading. This board is also very well connected with 8 possible USB ports, IEEE1394 and even an HDMI connector.

The KI690-SI is also another Mini-ITX board with features almost identical to the versatile KI690-AM2. The KI690-S1, however, can employ AMD’s Turion 64 X2 or Turion 64 processor allowing for extreme lower power consumption and quieter systems (less powerful fans needed).

The KD690-AM2 uses AMD’s recent Mini-DTX form factor which is slightly larger than the Mini-ITX at 20x17cm allowing it to have 2 expansion slots (PCIe x1 & standard PCI) as opposed to the single slot provided by the KI690-AM2 and KI690-S1. The KD690-AM2 is otherwise identical to the KI690-AM2.

Come visit the Albatron showroom as we demo the KI690-AM2’s full potential as a Home PC Server delivering robust data security, full connectivity and multimedia versatility!

The “Perfect SLI” Enthusiast Mainboard: 680i-SLI

Albatron and NVIDIA® have joined forces to produce the “Perfect SLI Mainboard”. The 680i SLI Mainboard is a high precision dual VGA Mainboard that is detailed and streamlined for enthusiast graphics and gaming. The 680i SLI uses the powerful nForce 680i SLI chipset and is capable of taking on Intel’s top CPUs including the Core 2 Quad, Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme. It is also optimized for ultra-extreme graphics with three available PCIe x16 slots. It also support the latest dual-channel DDR II memory specification called EPP (Enhanced Performance Profiles) that can increase memory performance significantly. The 680i SLI also comes with dual Gbit LAN connectors that support a new technology called LinkBoost, designed to increase networking performance efficiency. Finally, the designers of the 680i SLI have also put considerable effort into dissipating heat from the Northbridge/Southbridge chipsets using a smart combination of heat sinks, metal fins and heatpipe technology.

DirectX 10 MXM Module, VGA card the size of the palm of your hand!

Albatron is debuting its second generation MXM module for small form factor systems. This incredible marvel is a VGA module smaller than the palm of your hand at 73mm x 78mm and boasts NVIDIA’s latest 8 series graphics technologies including Direct X10 and Shader Model 4.0 support. This module fits onto an MXM connector on a Mainboard and can lie parallel to the board – it is especially designed for tight fits in small cases.

Intel 3 Series – PXP35, PXG33

Intel is stepping up their technology with its 3 Series chipsets and Albatron is on track to turn out several new mainboards based on these exciting new technologies.

The PXP35 is based on the combination of the Intel® Core™ 2 processor family and Intel® P35 Express Chipset which deliver advanced features that bring higher grades of audio, content protection, and system performance for a more exciting experience.

The PXG33 is based on the Intel® Core™ 2 processor family and Intel® G33 Express Chipset with integrated graphics that deliver advanced features bringing together superb video, graphics, audio, and system performance in a fully scalable solution. This platform delivers Intel’s multi-core technology, video playback, 3D gaming effects, theatre-quality sound, robust content protection, and quicker system responsiveness to power your digital home.

The DirectX10 revolution is now complete! Mainstream 8600GTS, 8600GT, 8500GT

The news is out that the DirectX 10 revolution is complete with Albatron now supplying the largest VGA market segment, mainstream users, with DirectX10 VGA cards. The 8600 GTS, 8600 GT and the 8500 GT provide a range of affordable VGA cards all employing NVIDIA’s powerful graphics technology including support for DirectX 10 and Shader Model 4.0. The timing is most auspicious as DirectX 10 games are on the verge of spilling into the market taking advantage of increased memory utilization, 3D rendering performance, and pipeline efficiency. These three cards complement the original enthusiast cards (8800GTX, 8800GTS) which hit the market in late 2006 and still are considered the performance leaders in DirectX 10 VGA cards.