QDI heeft een press release gepost over hun nieuwe TwinMagic dual socket370 riser cards. Gisteren hadden we een aantal foto's van dat ding in het nieuws. Andere hardware sites waren skeptisch, maar het lijkt er nu dus op dat het hier niet om een of andere flauwe grap gaat. Check de press release:
Legend QDI, one of the world’s largest PC motherboard manufacturers, today announced the launch of TwinMagic, the first dual processor motherboard on slot 1 interface at Computex ’99 Taiwan. Legend QDI is the first to offer dual processor capabilities supporting dual Intel Celeron PPGA 370 CPU interface for personal computers. This innovation offers a substantial increase in performance at a competitive price.
Legend QDI has incorporated dual processor technology onto its TwinMagic demonstrating its commitment to providing the most advanced products. Legend QDI is the first to offer a dual processor motherboard in anticipation of the development of this market.
“Legend QDI’s TwinMagic provides clear advantages by delivering both the power and the flexibility to upgrade the performance of servers and desktop PCs,” said Anders Cheung, Vice President of Legend Holdings. “Industry experts have been predicting the growth of the dual CPU trend. Legend QDI is pleased to be first to market this dynamic new feature that promises to bring PC performance to the next level.”
Capable of supporting Intel’s dual Celeron PPGA 370 CPU, TwinMagic provides significant price-performance benefits. Users can simply plug into one Slot 1 or the motherboard’s single socket to realize substantial gains in the power and performance of their desktop systems. Legend QDI’s TwinMagic is powerful enough to perform on both the personal computer & server levels.
Legend QDI’s TwinMagic is a competitively priced, dual CPU motherboard aimed at the small and medium size office and home users. The increasing use of the Internet is expected to drive the cost of servers down to match that of desktops PCs. The TwinMagic is expected to help accelerate the trend by offering server quality performance at desktop motherboard prices.
Legend QDI’s TwinMagic can demonstrate its capabilities especially well operating in the Windows 2000 multitask environment. When running on a real, 32-bit operating system, the TwinMagic’s dual processor can increase the performance of the desktop PC. TwinMagic can substantially increase the efficiency of a system performing multitask function. For example when downloading information from the Internet, the desktop PC can still perform other tasks simultaneously at a much more efficient speed. Legend QDI’s TwinMagic provides measurable advantages as compared to a single CPU working environment.
TwinMagic Key Features:
Supports dual Intel Celeron PPGA 370 CPU
Supports 66/100MHz FSB
CPU core voltage: 1.3V to 3.5V
Supports QDI software and hardware flashrom protections (protects BIOS from rewriting)
Supports Legend QDI innovations: Logoeasy, Securityeasy, Manageasy
Een hoop marketing geblah met weinig technische info, maar als het werkt, dan vind ik alles best .