Zoals je in de Abit preview van Reinder hebt kunnen lezen zal Abit binnenkort een aantal nieuwe moederplanken releasen. Eén daarvan is de BE6, de opvolger van de BX6-II. Hier heb je de volledige press release:
ABIT announces the release of the their latest BX chipset ATX based SLOT 1 motherboard, supporting the Ultra DMA/66 IDE Protocol and Soft Menu™ II technology, the BE6. With all the great features of ABIT’s flagship BX mainboards and UDMA/66, ABIT has once again proved that “Yes it’s possible!”.
What’s different?The major difference between the BE6 and the other BX mainboards is the addition of Ultra DMA/66 support. The BX chipset was not designed to support UDMA/66. Although the BX chipset was designed to be compatible with this specification, it is only capable of running the bus at a maximum of 33 Mbytes/sec, thus offering no advantage over UDMA/33. With the help of specially designed ABIT hardware, the BE6 can support this specification up to its maximum frequency of 66 Mbytes/sec
On Now!With the BE6, ABIT is implementing our OnNow (STR/STD) Initiative which allows you to suspend your computer with out closing you’re desktop applications, allowing you to find everything the way you left it while using a minimum of power. No need to close and reopen all those applications any more. The BE6 also supports up to 256 SDRAM modules, permitting up to 768MB of memory.
PC 99 CompliantThe BE6 is also among the first to proudly meet the coming PC99 specification. Connectors are color coded to be identified and hooked up easily.
What’s the same?
ABIT's new BE6 has One AGP, Five PCI and Two ISA slots to handle all of your expansion needs. It also offers official support for Intel's newest Pentium®III and Celeron® processors and completely supports Pentium®IIs and earlier Celerons® as well. Furthermore, it comes with the following features: all the specifications for AGP spec Rev. 1.0 for improved 3D graphics performance at a lower cost, APM/ACPI power management, USB, PS/2 mouse and keyboard connectors, CPU auto-detect, AWARD write protect anti-virus, Wake On LAN, Suspend to RAM, and hardware health monitoring. APM is there also which stands for Advanced Power Management. 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 standards Wake On Lan (WOL) and Wake on Ring are also supported.
WindBond Hardware Monitoring
Winbond Hardware Doctor is a self-diagnostic system for PCs and must be used with Winbond chipsets. It protects PC hardware by monitoring several critical items including power supply voltages, CPU & system fan speeds, and CPU and system temperatures. Once any item is out of its normal range, a warning window will pop up and remind the user to take proper measures. It will protect PC hardware by monitoring the most critical items. These items are important for the operation of the system, as errors may result in permanent damage of the PC.
High Quality Thermistor
In order to provide accurate hardware temperature monitoring with the Hardware Doctor, the BE6 is also equipped with an additional 40cm thermal sensor cable equipped with a 10k-ohm thermistor to assure you the most latitude in designing your hardware monitoring. It is the longest cable bundled with a board, (compare other’s with lengths of 27cm and under!), so the user can detect any hardware component’s temperature in the system, such as the CPU. Soft MenuTMII The BE6 implements Soft MenuTMII technology that eliminates all jumpers on the mainboard that set CPU parameters, allowing end-users to easily and correctly install or upgrade their own CPUs. The BE6 BIOS supports a wide range of external clock settings, multipliers from 2 to 8 in increments and special PCI and AGP clock dividers. For more information on the BE6 check out the ABIT website at: http://www.ABIT.com.tw.