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Sockel 754 - Sockel 939 Combo Mainboard

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Eine wirklich aussergewöhnliche Lösung für das Sockel System hat [url=http://www.asrock.com]ASRock[/url] vorgestellt. Das K8 Combo verfügt sowohl über den "alten" Sockel 754 als auch über den Sockel 939 und basiert auf dem SiS Chipsatz. Doch es unterstützt nicht nur beide Sockel, sondern bringt auch PCI-Express auf die AMD Plattform. Gleich zwei PCI-Express x1 Steckplätze stehen für entsprechenden Erweiterungskarten zur Verfügung. Die übrigen Features entsprechen denen vergleichbarer Athlon 64 Mainboards. Nicht beirren lassen darf man sich von den Speicherslots - diese sind nämlich auch jedem CPU zugeordnet, effektiv bleibt also einem nur die Möglichkeit, 2x DDR400 im Dual Channel Modus (Sockel 939) oder Single-Channel Modus (Sockel 754) einzusetzen.

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ASRock Inc, the leading price-performance motherboard maker, is proud to unveil originality in AMD 64-bit platform, K8 Combo motherboard, during Computex 2004 Taipei exhibition. Based on the elaborate future-proof CPU socket combo design, ASRock K8 Combo motherboard collocates both Socket 754 and Socket 939 CPU architectures on a single motherboard; users can easily upgrade their PC system from Socket 754 CPU (Athlon™64) to Socket 939 CPU (Athlon™64 FX) without changing the motherboard.

  • Future-proof CPU socket combo design
    ASRock K8 Combo motherboard is a wise choice for upgrade-demanded and budget-concerned users. Users can use legacy CPU (Socket 754) for the moment with less cost and still enjoy the possibility for the future upgrade to Socket 939 CPU. ASRock K8 Combo motherboard provides the following benefits:
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    The future-proof migration solution of CPU sockets
    This motherboard contains both advanced 754-pin and 939-pin sockets. User can freely enjoy up-to-date CPU technology in PC system for years without changing the motherboard.
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    Cost-effective upgrade feature
    Users can choose Socket 754 CPU today and look forward to the future upgrade of Socket 939 CPU when the Socket 939 CPU price drops.
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    Ready-to-use interface
    The combo sockets are well designed and tested to fit with both Socket 754 and Socket 939 standards.

 
  • New generation bus architecture – PCI Express
    Applied the new generation bus architecture – PCI Express, ASRock K8 Combo integrates the PCI Express Technology with two PCI Express x1 slots, providing the bandwidth up to 512MB/s (duplex), which is far faster than the PCI bus 132MB/s bandwidth.
    To bring users enjoyment of PCI Express Technology in advance, ASRock K8 Combo is free bundled with ASRock’s PCI Express Gigabit LAN card, which fully utilizes the PCI Express x1 up to 512MB/s independent bandwidth feature to perform the 1,000Mbps network speed, while the PCI Gigabit LAN card can only share PCI 132MB/s bandwidth with other PCI devices.
     
 
  • Serial ATA and 8 Channel Audio
    K8 Combo is combined with the advanced storage interface – Serial ATA, which provides 1.5Gb/s high-speed data transfer rate and supports RAID 0,1, JBOD, SATA HDD_Hotplug.
    Since the multimedia implementation on PC is getting popular, a superior audio has become an essential feature in the modern PC system. K8 Combo is equipped with a supreme 8-channel audio feature, which provides an ultimate 3D surround sound effect for stereo media with 8-channel speaker output, headphone output and microphone input interfaces.
     
 
K8 Combo brief specification:
  1. Socket 754 and Socket 939 combo design – EZ CPU upgrade
  2. Supports AMD 64-bit Athlon™64 and Athlon™64 FX processor
  3. Supports HyperTransport™ Technology, AMD Cool‘n’Quiet™ Technology
  4. Supports Dual Channel Technology when attached with Athlon™ 64FX processor
  5. Supports PCI Express (x1 Lane), up to 512MB/s (Duplex) bandwidth.
  6. Free bundled with ASRock PCI Express Gigabit LAN card
  7. Supports AGP 8X/4X 1.5v
  8. Supports Serial ATA – 2 Serial ATA 1.5Gb/s connectors, supports RAID 0,1,JBOD
  9. Superior 3D surround 8-channel Audio, 10/100 Ethernet LAN, ATA133
  10. Hybrid Booster – ASRock Safe Overclocking Technology
  11. Multi-language Quick Installation Guide.
  12. Bundled CD includes 64-bit beta drivers, 3D Audio Player, RAID controller, PC-cillin 2002, ASRock PC DIY Live Demo, etc.