Albatron Technology recently announced two
mainboards featuring PCI-Express along with the new LGA 775 socket
design. The PX915P Pro and the PX915G Pro represent Albatronˇ¦s new
wave of performance mainboards. These boards also come with improved
power supply design, capacitor quality and high performance memory
PCI Express is a revolutionary interconnect
specification that focuses on direct serial communications between
board components. This board contains 2 PCI Express X1 slots that
are capable of 250 MB/s data transfer rates. The PCI Express X16
slot utilizes PCI Express technology for its graphics processing
replacing its predecessor AGP technology. It requires a PCI Express
graphics card and can deliver 4 GB/s transfer rates.
PX915P/G Pro boards provide Dual Channel DDR400 memory capable of
6.4 GB/s data transfer rates. A new power supply design on these
boards is Intel Prescott FMB 2.0 certified, ensuring optimal
stability. Static capacitors are also employed to increase
reliability, avoiding burn out problems.
The LGA 775 socket was
introduced to replace the traditional pin design used to interface
with the CPU. The 775 socket now uses contact pads whose density of
connectors now far exceed that of the predecessor 478-pin socket.
These boards also provide an ATA133 interface with 3 slots.
Two of the slots can support RAID 0,1 disk array management.
Additionally, these boards can support four serial ATA devices
capable of 150 MB/s data transfer rates. They also provide 8 USB 2
.0 ports with data transfer rates of 480 Mbps.
These boards come
with a built in a Realtek HD audio chipset giving you 8 channel
stereo sound. The audio system also contains an auto jack sensor
that can determine if you have errantly connected your audio cables
to the mainboard. As for networking features, these boards include a
built in Marvell Gigabit LAN and a VIA 10/100 Mbps LAN allowing
users maximum flexibility and upgradability in a diversified LAN
The PX915P Pro and PX915G Pro are identical
except for the built-in 3D VGA chipset on the PX915G Pro which means
buying a VGA card for this mainboard is not necessary. This 3D VGA
chipset provides Direct X9 level 3D VGA performance that is
comparable to an nVIDIA FX 5200.
The PX915P Pro and the
PX915G Pro signals the arrival of new technology and high
expectations. With PCI-Express and LGA 775, these boards are
definitely geared up for performance and are fully equipped to
handle extreme conditions and loading.