ECS L8VTA Motherboard To Support Upcoming
AMD Opteron™ And Eighth-Generation
AMD Athlon™ Processor-Based Platforms
TAIPEI, TAIWAN --
At Computex, ECS today announced its plans to release the L8VTA motherboard supporting the upcoming AMD OpteronÔ and eighth-generation AMD Athlon™ processors later this year. The forthcoming L8VTA motherboard will feature a VIA K8HTB chipset, 3 DIMM sockets, 5 PCI slots, AGP and CNR slots, in addition to onboard LAN (Realtek 8100B) and 6-channel audio codec.
“Our L8VTA motherboard will support the AMD Opteron and eighth-generation AMD Athlon processor-based platforms,” said Mike Chou, Vice President of ECS’ Sales and Marketing Division. “The L8VTA will deliver the latest motherboard technology to our customers around the world, including native support of both 32-bit and 64-bit instruction sets.”
“The combination of ECS’ L8VTA motherboard and the backward compatible 64-bit solution provided by the upcoming eighth-generation AMD Athlon processor is a win for consumers,” said Rich Heye, vice president platform engineering and infrastructure, AMD. “AMD and ECS are committed to building innovative technologies that enhance the end-user experience.”
Elitegroup Computer Systems Ltd is the world’s largest motherboard manufacturer, and is also a major producer of desktop PCs, PDAs and other IA products. It has manufacturing facilities in Taiwan and China, with overseas offices in the US, Canada, Germany, UK, China and Japan.
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 implementation. 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.