BIOSTAR Announces K8VHB Support For Upcoming AMD Opteron™ And Eighth-Generation AMD Athlon™ Processor-Based Platforms
TAIPEI, TAIWAN --
BIOSTAR MICROTECH INT’L CORP. today announced the K8VHB motherboard in support for the upcoming AMD Opteron™ and eighth-generation AMD Athlon™ processors.
“The BIOSTAR K8VHB offers AGP8X, Serial-ATA and RAID features fully supporting the AMD Opteron and eighth-generation AMD Athlon platforms,” said Amos Wu, Vice President of BIOSTAR. “End-users will experience the latest in PC technology and advantages based on our motherboard solution, including backward-compatible 64-bit expansion.”
“Collaboration between innovative companies like AMD and BIOSTAR are important to the advancement of end-user experience,” stated Rich Heye, vice president platform engineering and infrastructure, AMD. “The upcoming AMD Opteron and eighth-generation AMD Athlon processors can provide enhanced performance as well as investment protection for our shared customers, enabling optimization of 32-bit performance in the near term and seamless migration to 64-bit applications as needed.”
The K8VHB ATX board adopts a VIA K8HTB/8235 chipset to supply DDR333, ATA133 and USB2.0 functions for eighth-generation AMD processors. In addition, BIOSTAR’s proprietary FLASHER™ and 9th Touch™ technologies are also featured.
About BIOSTAR MICROTECH INT’L CORP.
Since its establishment in 1986, the BIOSTAR GROUP has become a major motherboard supplier to the PC industry in Taiwan. In order to pursue continuous growth, BIOSTAR has also invested heavily in acquiring the physical and human resources to excel research and development. In every endeavor, BIOSTAR has sought to enhance product quality and expand its range of available products.
About the AMD Opteron™ Processor
The AMD Opteron processor is based on AMD’s eighth-generation processor core, which is planned to mark the introduction of the industry’s first x86-64 technology. This technology is planned to preserve companies’ investments in 32-bit applications while allowing a seamless transition to 64-bit computing, as those companies require. The AMD Opteron processor is designed to deliver high-performance server and workstation solutions for today’s most demanding enterprise applications. The processor is designed to be scalable, reliable and compatible, which can result in lower total cost of ownership. Key AMD Opteron processor innovations include an integrated memory controller, which reduces memory bottlenecks, and HyperTransport™ technology, which increases overall performance by removing or reducing I/O bottlenecks, increasing bandwidth and reducing latency.
AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and communications markets with manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan, and Asia. AMD, a Fortune 500 and Standard & Poor’s 500 company, produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD had revenues of $3.9 billion in 2001. (NYSE: AMD).
AMD, the AMD Arrow logo, AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon and combinations thereof, are trademarks of Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. HyperTransport is a trademark of the HyperTransport Technology Consortium.