Beetje laat, maar DFI heeft nu ook eindelijk z'n Athlon bord aangekondigd. Het gaat om een plank met de welbekende Athlon Irongate chipset, die dankzij een 4-layer design hopelijk vrij sympathiek geprijst zal worden:
TAIPEI, TAIWAN – DFI Inc. officially launches K7 boards, becoming one of very few international motherboard manufacturers that support the Athlon processors!
Due to the situation that existing K7 motherboards with compatible quality in market now tend to be set at very high prices, DFI specially designs and offers users the best solution with model AK70!
DFI AK70 in ATX form factor is based on AMD 750 chipsets for all-speed, full-line Athlon CPUs. This model is equipped with three DIMM sockets, which enable the main memory capacity get to 768MB. Besides, model AK70 features one AGP slot, five PCI slots and the ATA/66 hard disk. All these complete the requirements of system expandability.
In order to stabilize the system while operating, a temperature sensor, which constantly monitors the CPU temperature, is built under the heat sink in DFI AK70. With the other system sensing and system health detecting functions, the users are in total control of the whole system condition.
The secret to the reasonable price offered by AK70 is the in-built four-layer PC board instead of six. This intelligent design, differently from other manufacturers’, impressively reduces the purchasing costs for power users. DFI AK70 is indeed the “best-performance-affordable-price” K7 motherboard a high-end consumer can find in market nowadays. [break] Verder heeft DFI ook een VIA Apollo Pro 133 slot-1 bord aangekondigd: [/break] DFI TA64 motherboard with VIA PRO 133A (694X) chipsets will absolutely dominate PC 133 SDRAM trend in the year 2000!
DFI TA64, in the same token, is honored as the most-flexible, highest-performance motherboard in current market. Regardless of Slot 1 based P-II and P-III, or Socket 370 based Celeron processors, the TA64 supports them all. Ever since Intel’s decision on changing all P-III processors to Socket 370 with the latest Flip-Chip technology and FCPGA package, DFI has predicted a crucial transition time starting next year. As a result, DFI, in lead of the industry, pioneered and manufactured model TA64 for both Slot 1 and Socket 370 processors. This major step from DFI eliminates all possible complications and concerns on present and future system upgrade and expansion.
The TA64 is a well-design board in-built with four DIMM sockets in ATX format. It supports PC66, PC100 or PC133 SDRAM. Besides, the model holds one AGP slot for both 2X and 4X AGP; four PCI slots; and another spare slot for either PCI or ISA. Last but not least, DFI TA64 supports ATA/66 IDE interface.