Iwill heeft officieel haar KA266-R moederbord aangekondigd gebaseerd op de onlangs geďntroduceerde ALi MAGIK 1 DDR chipset voor de AMD Duron / Athlon. De KA266-R heeft ruimte voor maximaal 3GB PC200/266 DDR geheugen en heeft verder onboard ATA-100 / RAID, 6 USB poorten, 1xAGP, 5xPCI en 1xAMR. Overigens blijft Iwill waarschijnlijk de enige fabrikant die gebruik gaat maken van ALi's DDR chipset. Hieronder de complete press release:
Taipei, Taiwan (July, 2000) - IWILL Corporation, a leading High End Desktop/Server motherboard manufacturer is honored to be assigned as the Live Demo platform in the Press Conference of the debut of ALI MAGiK 1 chipset.
The KA266-R™ , supports AMD Athlon™ and Duron™ processors from 700MHz and 600MHz respectively, capable of running frequency higher than 1GHz. Both 100MHz & 133MHz DDR FSB are proved working fine.
The KA266-R™ not only support the DDR FSB, but also the upcoming DDR Memory . The most surprising feature of KA266-R™ is to provide three 184-pin sockets to support up to 3 GB PC200/266 DDR memory. The KA266-R™ is the first motherboard in the world being able to commercialized with supporting of PC-200/266 unbuffered or registered DDR module. DDR is widely discussed recently as one of the mainstream of next generation system memory in 2001. Its peak bandwidth reaches 2.1GBit per second, which doubles the data transfer rate of today’s PC100/133 with very limited price difference. The KA266-R™ is truly designed for users who desire a more powerful but affordable solution.
The KA266-R™ also adopts ALI’s latest M1535D+ to take advantage of this super south bridge to support ATA/100, FIR, 6 USB Ports and so on…, Other than these features, various power-on functions such as keyboard & mouse power-on, Suspend to RAM, Wake on LAN (WOL), Wake on Modem (WOM), Power Failure Recovery (AC Loss Resume), RTC Alarm and Windows 98/95 Power Off are all supported.
Once again, the KA266-R™ is embedded with a high performance ATA/100 IDE RAID like most of Iwill motherboards introduced in 2000. Which provides cost effective acceleration and/or security solution with RAID 0, 1 and 0+1. This AMI RAID software endorsed IDE RAID offers most users’ friendly RAID utility with minimum total cost of ownership (TCO).
Expansion flexibility includes one AGP 4X slot, one AMR slot, Five PCI slots and four ATA/100 IDE channels. Two of the ATA/100 channels support 100MB/sec data transfer rate per channel, as well as supporting all the legacy ATAPI compliant devices and two of them support ATA/100 IDE RAID.
“As Iwill’s mission statement , -To do a great job to provide customers with high quality, cost effective and innovative solutions for their high end PC desktop & Server needs.- IWILL shall continue to deliver products that embrace the latest technological trends, We feel that the KA266-R™ provides an affordable solution to users who desire the best performance of a Desktop PC.” says Mason Su, General Manager of IWILL Corp.
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