ASUS Unveils a Full-Array of Motherboard Solutions Supporting AMD’s New AMD Athlon™ XP Processor 3200+ with 400 front side bus
Taipei, Taiwan --
Striving to provide computing environments of the highest performance, ASUSTeK Computer Inc., the world’s leading motherboard manufacturer, today announced a series of high-quality motherboards supporting the latest AMD Athlon™ XP 3200+ processor on 400 front side bus (FSB).
With the new PCB (printed circuit board) 2.0 design, the popular A7N8X series motherboards, based on the AMD Athlon XP processor 3200+ and NVIDIA’s nForce2 SPP (Ultra 400) chipset, are now 400 FSB ready. Just like their predecessors, the enhanced versions come equipped with the latest industry standards such as AGP 8x graphics interface, six-channel Dolby Digital audio, USB 2.0, IEEE 1394, Serial ATA, dual-LAN design and unique ASUS features. The new editions can be identified easily through the “PCB 2.0” mark located next to the model name between the PCI slots.
The ASUS A7V600 motherboard, based on Via’s latest KT600 chipset, is the company’s all-new solution for the Athlon XP processor 3200+on 400 FSB. The motherboard incorporated cutting-edge specifications such as DDR 400 memory, AGP 8x graphics interface, serial ATA, IEEE 1394, Gigabit Ethernet and S/PDIF digital audio to bring out the top performance offered by the AMD Athlon XP processor 3200+.
"ASUS is pleased to work with AMD to announce solutions supporting the AMD Athlon XP processor 3200+ with the new 400 FSB," said Joe Hsieh, director of ASUS Motherboard Business Department. "The current A7N8X series and the upcoming A7V600 motherboards are ready for AMD's latest desktop processor. Combining AMD's expertise in processing technology and ASUS' engineering capability, these ASUS motherboards provide both performance and value."
“AMD collaborated with ASUS to demonstrate the performance of the AMD Athlon XP processor 3200+ using the ASUS A7N8X motherboard for the processor and 400 FSB launch,” said Tim Wright, AMD’s director of desktop segment, Microprocessor Business Unit. “Together, AMD and ASUS will deliver a high-performance, highly-scalable platform that is designed to improve system and application performance for our mutual customers.”
The A7V600 will begin mass production in early June, and the A7N8X series with the PCB 2.0 edition is already available. For more information about the products, please visit the company homepage at www.asus.com
ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (TSE:2357), the perennial leader of the motherboard industry, is also a leading manufacturer of top-quality desktop barebones, notebooks, IA devices, servers, graphics cards, broadband modems, wireless products and optical drives. With world-class engineering and offices and subsidiaries located in all corners of the world, ASUSTeK provides innovative solutions to consumers, businesses and OEM customers. The company has been amongst BusinessWeek’s “InfoTech 100” since 1998.
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