In de eerste preview van gisteren nam AnandTech een kijkje naar de moederborden die we in 2001 kunnen verwachten van een aantal grote bedrijven, vandaag worden er nog vier bedrijven behandeld die gisteren zijn overgeslagen, te weten Gigabyte, MSI, Shuttle en Transcend. In deel 2 van de preview vinden we onder andere deze plankjes terug:
The above is the GA-7AM, Gigabyte's Socket-A DDR solution using the ALi MAGiK1 chipset. It supports AMD's 200/266 MHz FSB processors and 2GB of DDR SDRAM. That 2 DIMM limit rears its head again as far as attaining the 2GB limit of the chipset. The 7AM is a micro-ATX board, but we expect a standard ATX version to come along soon as well.
MSI 850 Pro
The 850 Pro is Microstar's i850 based Pentium 4 board.. It also has 5 PCI, 1 CNR, 1 AGP Pro, and 4 RIMM slots. Like other i850 boards, the maximum support memory configuration is 2GB of RDRAM.
Here we have the FV22 from Shuttle. If you look carefully, this board does not have any expansion slots at all. It uses the VIA PL133 chipset, which has integrated S3 Savage 4 video. They use the 686A South Bridge, which features a total of four USB ports. It also has on-board sound as well as a LAN controller. Therefore, we can see that this board is designed solely for OEM builders looking to build extremely small and extremely cost effective products - possibly even some set-top boxes could use such a product. We expect the price of the board to be quite cheap, since everything is integrated and it is in the Flex-ATX format.
Er is natuurlijk nog veel meer info te vinden, dus lees het hele artikel hier.