Taipei, Thursday, January 19, 2017 02:34 (GMT+8)
showers
Taipei
18°C
AOpen to introduce Pentium M motherboard using desktop 915G chipset
Michael McManus, DigiTimes.com, Taipei [Tuesday 17 May 2005]

AOpen is set to release its i915GA-HFS motherboard, which although based on Intel’s 915G desktop chipset, will support Pentium M CPUs, according to sources at the company. The motherboard will be released later this month, with volume shipments coming in the beginning of June.

The i915GA-HFS will support a number of improved features over the recently released 915Mm-HFS motherboard, which is based on the mobile Intel 915GM Express chipset. The new motherboard will support up to 4GB of dual-channel DDR2 memory instead of 2GB and the motherboard will support four serial ATA connectors instead of two. In addition, AOpen claims the integrated graphics performance of the I915GA-HFS will be improved over the i915Mm-HFS, despite the graphics core being the same.

However, the motherboard will not support DDR memory.

Other features of the motherboard will include a 533MHz front side bus (FSB), one Gigabit LAN port, support for PCI Express (PCIe) graphics cards, high-definition audio, three PCI slots, one PCIe x1 slot and four USB ports, while connectivity options include DVI, YPbPr (for connecting to HDTVs), D-Sub, S-Video and a D-4 connector.

AOpen is positioning the 915Mm-HFS in the market as a motherboard for media servers, while the i915GA-HFS will target users looking to build quiet but powerful multimedia systems that are energy-efficient, the sources stated.

In related news, Asustek Computer recently introduced an adaptor for using Pentium M CPUs with some of the company’s desktop motherboards, but the adaptor only can be used with socket 478 motherboards.

AOpen i915GA-HFS
Photo: Company

Realtime news
  • Nanya sets price for ECB issue

    Bits + chips | 4h 49min ago

  • Worldwide semiconductor revenues grow 1.5% in 2016, says Gartner

    Bits + chips | 4h 51min ago

  • GaAs foundry Wavetek positive about compound semiconductor market

    Bits + chips | 4h 54min ago

  • Apple reportedly planning 3 new tablets for 2017

    Before Going to Press | 4h 31min ago

  • OLED smartphone demand rising

    Before Going to Press | 4h 32min ago

  • TPV eyes 88 million display device shipments in 2017

    Before Going to Press | 5h ago

  • China lowers subsidies for new energy-powered cars in 2017

    Before Going to Press | 5h 14min ago

  • Innodisk to see revenues drift downward in 1Q17

    Before Going to Press | 5h 15min ago

  • Equipment maker GPM sees clear order visibility through 1Q18

    Before Going to Press | 5h 15min ago

  • MediaTek to post 15-20% revenue decrease in 1Q17

    Before Going to Press | 5h 16min ago

  • Lite-On storage device shipments to be affected by tight SSD supplies in 1Q17

    Before Going to Press | 5h 16min ago

  • Sony Mobile to ship up to 17 million smartphones in fiscal 2016

    Before Going to Press | 5h 43min ago

  • HTC to release new VR games, accessories to promote HTC Vive

    Before Going to Press | 5h 44min ago

  • Qualcomm, MediaTek to vie for handset solution orders from Foxconn

    Before Going to Press | 5h 48min ago

Pause
 | 
View more
Advantest
Intel strategies in the mobile device market
The transition to 4k TV - UHD TV market forecast, 2014-2017
  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.