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Meer Abit BM6 info

Ook BXBoards heeft wat info over Abit's nieuwe BM6 moederplaat.

Crypto's reactie op Abit's press release: (zie ook posting #175 voor de inhoud van die PR):

APMstands for Advanced Power Management and it is a feature rich power management function for a more energy efficient P.C. It includes Soft Power On/Off, Sleep, Suspend and Stand-By mode, Real Time Clock (RTC) Alarm and RTC Power On, and Modem Ring On. The networking standard Wake On Lan (WOL) is also supported.

The ABIT® BM6 also supports the new standard in hard disk drive technology, Ultra DMA 33. It allows for double the transfer rate over standard IDE drive technology. Wireless keyboards, printers, mouse and joysticks are also supported by the BM6 thanks to the on board iRDA (Infrared) pin header. There are also two USB connectors on the ABIT® BM6 so you can take advantage of the newest Universal Serial Bus peripherals. Also included are PS/2 mouse and keyboard connectors if you prefer to use this other new type of keyboard and mouse port. The BM6's three DIMM sockets also provide enough main memory capacity for business computing, 3D gaming, multimedia applications and CAD/CAM applications as well.

Now the bad news. Although the specs on this new board are everything we come to expect from ABIT, if the rumblings about the "Unholy Alliance" between Intel and AMD to prevent overclocking are true, (and I have every indication to think they are indeed true) this board will not be able to perform the overclocking miracles that it's predecessors did. This has nothing to do with the board itself, but Intel's apparent decision to frequency lock the new Celerons will make it impossible to overclock unless some motherboard trickery is involved (which there is no indication this board will have). Noticeably absent from this press release is the ability to adjust the FSB speed that was an obvious hit with ABIT's previous offerings. Why change the FSB if it does no good? The bell tolls.

Perhaps Intel or AMD will back out of this shadowy agreement and open it back up for the sake of competition...maybe not. For now, grab those Celeron 300A's, P2-300's and P2-333's while you can.

Door Femme Taken


02-12-1998 • 21:07

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Bron: webmagix

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