Albatron takes flight with the KX600S

Albatron has launched its latest motherboard, the KX600S, which features data processing rates of up to 150MB a second.

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By  Andrew Picken Published  December 17, 2003

Albatron has launched its latest motherboard, the KX600S, which features data processing rates of up to 150MB a second.

Based on the latest VIA KT600/8237 chipsets, the KX600S boasts support for the latest AMD 0.13-micron CPUs and can also interface with CPUs operating at FSB400 speeds. Albatron has developed its KX600S main board for optimum disk management performance, which is why it employs a 150 MB/sec data rate. The KX600S Pro also provides multimedia capabilities, with a six channel audio system and an AGP 8X interface.

The KX600S Pro takes advantage of the Over Temperature Protection (OTP) feature available on Athlon XP processors, which detects when the CPU reaches critical temperatures and automatically shuts down the system before any damage is done to the CPU. Also included in the KX600S is a Watchdog Timer feature, which kicks in when the system hangs during the boot process. The Watchdog Timer automatically resets errant BIOS settings to the default values, saving the user the trouble of having to manually hard jumper the default settings on the board.

The KX600S comes with an embedded 3COM LAN chipset capable of 10/100 Mbps, providing industry standard network connectivity. Also embedded is a 5.1 channel audio chipset, allowing the user to easily attach six surround sound speakers. In addition, the KX600S Pro comes with DDR400 Memory and is Serial ATA ready with RAID 0,1 functionality.

Albatron has employed a Serial ATA interface in the KX600S, which it claims is 50% faster than the older Ultra ATA-100 IDE interfaces. The integrated RAID 0,1 can also enhance disk access performance or provide data fault tolerance. This board also supports both FSB400 and DDR400, which means that the FSB and DDR memory can top speeds of 3.2 GB/sec.

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