Shuttle Introduces AK32 DDR Athlon
Motherboard with VIA KT266 Chipset.
18, 2001. Shuttle is proud to uphold our market leadership by introducing our
AK32 based on the VIA Apollo KT266 chipsets. Designed with the innovative high-bandwidth
V-Link Hub Architecture and the new DDR266 SDRAM, VIA Apollo KT266 bestows an
uncompromising scalability and reliability for the new generation of servers,
workstations and PC systems. It takes full advantage of enhancing the performance
capabilities of the AMD Athlon Processor. Believe it or not, It will be the best
pick for OEMs and System Integrators.
2 SDRAM and 2 DDR-RAM
In the ever-changing PC market, new technologies blaze
up in every second. The memory module evolves from the past versions of 30
pin FPM DRAM and 72 pin EDO DRAM, to current 168 pin PC133 SDRAM. The new
industrial standard of memory module, 184 pin DDR SDRAM boosts up the memory
bandwidth and promote the system performance to a brand-new field at once.
You might think it is a waste to abandon the previous PC133 SDRAM. However,
with Shuttle, you do not need to worry. Shuttle AK32 accomplishes backward
compatibility with all earlier hardware standards in a cost efficient way.
VIA Apollo KT266
VIA Apollo KT266 chipset is designed for supporting the
high-bandwidth DDR266 DRAM with flexible 200/266MHz Front Side Bus settings.
It lifts a scaleable chipset solution and a great performance under a full
range of AMD Athlon processor. VIA Apollo KT266 provides most advanced and
scaleable industrial standard for Socket A platform. With support for up
to 4GB of DDR266 SDRAM, VIA Apollo KT266 provides all the necessary headroom
for optimized system performance by doubling memory data up to a peak bandwidth
of 2.1GB per second.
Unleashing breakthrough of V-Link bus technology, the interface
bandwidth between the North and South Bridge boosts up to 266MB per/sec,
which is twice as fast as traditional PCI bus. Thus, it noticeably increases
the performance of external high-speed I/O devices. The V-Link bus is an
extension of the internal memory bus structure and further assures performance
with a secured turn-around time and low latency. VIA KT266 chipset is designed
for supporting the brand-new DDR SDRAM memory. To provide a smooth migration
path for current system designs, you can always maintain a superior performance
of either single or dual Athlon processor based systems.
Keeping track of the PC's temperature voltage and fan speed,
AK32 endows over voltage protection and over current protection to our customers.
It serves as a guard for your CPU and PC peripherals.
Built-in Network Chip and Home PNA
The built-in network chip of AK32 supports 10/100Mb Ethernet,
is designed for either home or enterprise networks. Accompanied by its additional
offer, Window ME, users can share the hardware resources and the increasingly
popular bandwidth of broadband network simultaneously.
Perfect Supporting Ability of PCI
VIA KT266 chipset can support five sets of Master mode
PCI slots, but ShuttleR expect more to maximize profitability for our customers.
Because each type of PCI card is increasing in market, we install six sets
of PCI slots in AK32 for the investment of huge research and development
resources. Each slot can support Master mode PCI card. To achieve this aim,
ShuttleR abandoned the traditional AMR internal modem expansion slot to prevent
it from occupying the site of PCI slot. We are devoted to allocate a CNR
internal modem expansion slot to offer users the most superb PCI support.
Support to ATA100 Hard Disk
For many years, the bottleneck in transfer interface hasn't
been surmounted. The transfer rate of hard disk is tough to overcome to a
great extent. Nonetheless, the dilemma is solved as a new generation of ATA100
hard drive is released. AK32 supports ATA100 which drives burst interface
data up to 100 Megabytes per sec. Along with the spanking new component,
VIA KT266 chipset, AK32 can help you to resolve the problem of data transfer
for the completion of read from hard disk.
Built in 6 USB Ports íV No Need to Buy External USB
Generally, only 2 to 4 USB ports are built into ordinary
motherboard. Thus, users are pushed to buy external USB HUB. This completely
does not meet the practical demand for expansion. AK32 possess six built-in
USB ports, which ensure users to fulfill the capability of easy expansion.
Hereafter, you can save some money for buying external USB Hub.
In DIY computer market, players must consider system's
stability, expansive abilities and over-clock. Over-clock depends on the
upper limit allowed of CPU, FSB, Vcore adjustable of CPU and the voltage
adjustable of DDR SDRAM, It would be perfect to indicate that Vcore and stepless
FSB are adjustable through BIOS, which allows you to make an optimal setting
of voltage when you use over-clock1 of system.
Shuttle AK32, a new generation of top motherboard, attains
all this three matters. Its perfect functions allow you to enjoy the optimal
performance of all the newest software with stable motherboard solution.
AK32 íV A Deluxe Invention with Abundance of Features...
Shuttle AK32, an ATX form factor mainboard, supports AMD
Athlon/Duron processor. It has presented an ultimate yet scalable solution
for home and commercial users. It provides 1 x AGP 4X/2X, H/W monitoring,
, STR, Vdram adjustment, stepless FSB adjustment multiplier adjustment, Home
PNA, as well as integrated six channel advanced audio, six USB ports, LPC
bus , on board AC-97 audio, MC-97 modem, support for AMD's second generation
PowerNow , power failure resume. With all these deluxe features, AK32 is
precisely apt for you to build your high performance PC system.