Albatron launches KX18D Pro II (nForce2) mainboards

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  1. marco

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    Albatron “KX18D Pro II†mainboard blasts off with FSB400+, and Dual DDR400!

    Albatron Technology, a manufacturer of Mainboards, Graphics Cards and Display Equipment, recently announced the KX18D Pro II Mainboard, which is based on nVIDIA®'s latest and most advanced chipsets, the nForce2 Ultra 400 (NB) and MCP-T (SB). Built for power and performance, this Mainboard features FSB400 as well as support for high-end AMD Athlon™ XP processors. This board also provides extra punch with Dual-Channel DDR400 capabilities and AGP 8X support. In short, Albatron’s KX18D Pro II comes packed with many of the latest performance enhancing features available today.

    nVIDIA®‘s nForce2 is part of a second generation of nVIDIA® nForce™ platforms. The Ultra 400 Northbridge included with this platform supports AGP 8X with bandwidth speeds capable of reaching 2.1 GB/s, doubling the processing power of its AGP 4X predecessors. It also boasts a 128-bit Dual DDR Memory architecture which doubles the bandwidth of standard DDR implementations. Additionally, the nForce2 Ultra 400 integrates SoundStorm™ 3D positional audio into its Audio Processing Unit (APU) enabling a Dolby® Digital 5.1 real-time encoder to produce studio-quality surround sound stereo. Finally, StreamThru™ architecture with the revolutionary HyperTranport™ technology are included to provide unparalleled streaming video and audio delivery.

    A complete suite of communication and peripheral support is provided with this mainboard including 6 USB2.0 ports, 2 IEEE1394 ports, a 10/100 Ethernet LAN port and Digital/Optical Audio out SPDIF In/Out connectivity. 6-Channel Audio support provides professional audio quality stereo and HD support includes ATA133 IDE (2 ports) and Serial ATA (2 ports).
    The KX18D Pro II mainboard also includes a Socket A supporting popular AMD processors including the AMD Athlonâ„¢, AMD Athlonâ„¢ XP, and the AMD Duronâ„¢. When an Athlonâ„¢ XP processor is used with this mainboard, the OTP (Over Temperature Protection) feature can be enabled to protect your CPU from heat damage by issuing an auto shutdown to the system when the CPU reaches critical temperature levels.

    The KX18D Pro II includes an impressive blend of performance, variety and versatility. FSB400, Dual DDR400, and AGP 8X lead the way in tackling even the most CPU intensive, bandwidth consuming, memory based applications available on the market today.

    Fature list:
    - SocketA (200/266/333/400 MHz support).
    - nVidia nForce2 Ultra 400/MCP-T
    - ATX formfactor
    - 3x 184-pin DDR DRAM (Dual channel), support for DDR266, 333 and 400
    - 5x PCI,1x AGP
    - AGP 8x
    - 6USB 2.0 ports
    - 2 IEEE1394 ports
    - 6 channel audio
    - 10/100 Ethernet Network
    - 2 ATA133 IDE ports, 2 Serial ATA ports
    - LAN port, P/S2 Digital/Optical Audio out SPDIF in/out
     
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    Any idea when this board will be shipped, I can't find anyone who has it.
     
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    I will check for you...
     
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    Thanks Marco
     
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    No awnser yet.... I did check with them by sending an email, will try again.
    I'll keep you up to date..
     
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    if you are located in the EU;

    Web Site: http://www.elettrodata.it/
    If you need additional info, just reply and I'll contact them again.

    Cheers,
     
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    Hey Marco,

    No, I not in EU, I'm in Oklahoma USA. But I've been there, Rotterdam and Amsterdam, back in 79-82 US military. I plan on coming back. That's one thing that I don't understand why they do reviews on componants that aren't available to the Stateside people. I first saw the review in PC Stats, I went to the Albatron US website and they list it like it been out for months, I can't even find the KX 18D Pro (no SATA), which is also supposed to be available. I can't even get the US Albatron to call me back. And they wonder why companies go down the drain. Well thanks for the effort. I guess I'll get a Abit N-f7 or a Shuttle AN35N.
     
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