Bij OCWorkbench is de press release te vinden van het KR7A-RAID KT266A Socket A moederbord, welke Abit vandaag officieel ge´ntroduceerd heeft. Het bordje heeft naast 4xDIMM en 6xPCI ook de beschikking over de HighPoint HPT372 ATA/133 IDE RAID controller. Overclocking geschiedt uiteraard via het bekende SoftMenu III-bios (thanks tHe_BiNk voor de tip):
Taipei, Taiwan, Monday, November 5, 2001- ABIT is proud to introduce the KR7A-RAID. Based on VIA's KT266A northbridge and VT8233 southbridge, the KR7A-RAID is engineered to take your PC to the next level of stability and performance.
The KR7A-RAID supports the latest AMD Duron, Athlon, and Athlon XP CPUs. A 200 / 266MHz Front Side Bus is supported, as well as VIA's V-Link technology which increases your system bandwidth to 266MB/sec. This latest piece of ABIT Engineering includes 4 DIMM sockets, allowing the KR7A-RAID to support up to 4GB of registered DDR SDRAM or 3GB of unregistered DDR SDRAM memory. With increased bandwidth and massive memory capabilities, the KR7A-RAID will turn your PC into a multimedia powerhouse.
ABIT's SoftMenuTM III puts you in the driver's seat, allowing you to adjust vital system parameters. CPU core, I/O, and DDR VCC voltages can be tweaked with ease, and FSB frequencies can be set anywhere from 100 to 200Mhz in increments of one. With SoftMenuTM III, the KR7A-RAID gives you unmatched flexibility.
The KR7A-RAID includes the HPT372 controller, which adds ATA 133 RAID support. It also brings 2 additional IDE channels which, when added to the 2 native channels, gives you support for up to 8 IDE devices! ATA 133 with a 133 MB/sec transfer rate, RAID 0 (striping), RAID 1 (mirroring), and RAID 0+1 (striping + mirroring) are all supported by the KR7A-RAID. By using two hard disks, a RAID 0 array can split information evenly between the two, effectively doubling performance. RAID 1 is a mirroring setup that dramatically improves your data integrity. RAID 0+1 gives the user the performance of RAID 0 and the security of RAID 1.
The KR7A-RAID is packed with other features that distance the competition. The on-board USB header provides up to four extra USB channels, providing ultimate expandability for your USB devices. Hardware monitoring reports fan speeds, voltages, and system environment temperatures. 1 AGP slot and 6 PCI slots round out an already impressive package. With its unique features, expansion possibilities, and superior performance, the KR7A-RAID puts your DDR into the fast lane.