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Albatron’s dual-graphics Socket-754 motherboard to hit markets in November
Press release; Jessie Shen, DIGITIMES [Friday 30 September 2005]

Albatron announced the launch of its K8NF4X-754 motherboard, which features the Nvidia nForce4 4X chipset and supports dual-graphics card solutions for the AMD Socket-754 Athlon 64 and Sempron CPU lines. According to the company, the motherboard is slated to hit markets in the beginning of November worldwide.

Similar to the PX945P motherboard based on the Intel 945P chipset, the two PCIe graphics card slots on the K8NF4X-754 are comprised of one x16 PCI Express (PCIe) slot and one x4 PCIe slot, allowing users to install two x4 PCIe cards at the same time.

A suggested retail price is not yet available.

Albatron K8NF4X-754 motherboard specifications

Item

Details

Photo

CPU

Socket-754 AMD Athlon 64/ Sempron

FSB

800 MHz

Chipset

Single-chip Nvidia nForce4 4X

LAN chip

Broadcom MCSAC131 PHY (up to 10/100 Mb/s)

Audio chip

Realtek ALC655

I/O chip

Winbond Smart I/O W83627THF

Memory

Two DDR sockets: DDR 333/400 non-ECC DDR SDRAM (up to 2GB)

Expansion slots

Two PCIe x16 (supports dual graphics x16+x4), two PCI slots (PCI 2.3 compliant)

IDE/ SATA connectors

Two ATA133 channels (up to four ATA 133 IDE devices), four SATA channels (up to four SATA hard drives)

Onboard I/O connectors

Floppy connector, four USB 2.0/1.1 header, S/PDIF in/out header, CPU fan header, two system fan headers, two 5-pin system panel header, 3-pin power LED header, front audio header, ABS header

Form factor

ATX: 293x198mm

Source: Company, compiled by DigiTimes, September 2005

Albatron: August 2004 - August 2005 revenues (NT$m)

Month

Sales

M/M

Y/Y

YTD

Y/Y

Aug-05

222

(15.5%)

(39.4%)

2,039

(35.1%)

Jul-05

263

127%

(40.7%)

1,817

(34.5%)

Jun-05

116

(42.9%)

(41.7%)

1,554

(33.3%)

May-05

203

(23.4%)

(28.7%)

1,438

(32.6%)

Apr-05

265

(16.4%)

(43.7%)

1,235

(33.2%)

Mar-05

317

9.7%

(36.3%)

970

(29.6%)

Feb-05

289

(20.7%)

(34.2%)

653

(25.9%)

Jan-05

364

8.1%

(17.6%)

364

(17.6%)

Dec-04

337

(34.2%)

(25.9%)

4,943

(9.3%)

Nov-04

512

8.9%

9.4%

4,607

(7.8%)

Oct-04

470

(2.7%)

(26%)

4,095

(9.5%)

Sep-04

483

31.8%

(9.3%)

3,624

(6.8%)

Aug-04

367

(17.2%)

(34.1%)

3,141

(6.5%)

*Figures are not consolidated
Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, September 2005

Albatron: 2Q 2004 - 2Q 2005 revenues (NT$m)

Quarter

Sales

Q/Q

Y/Y

YTD

Y/Y

2Q-05

584

(39.8%)

(38.7%)

1,554

(33.3%)

1Q-05

970

(26.4%)

(29.6%)

970

(29.6%)

4Q-04

1,319

2%

(15.4%)

4,943

(9.3%)

3Q-04

1,293

35.7%

(17.6%)

3,624

(6.8%)

2Q-04

953

(30.9%)

(14.2%)

2,331

0.4%

*Figures are not consolidated
Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, September 2005

Albatron: 2Q 2004 - 2Q 2005 balance sheet (NT$k)

Item

2Q-2005

1Q-2005

4Q-2004

3Q-2004

2Q-2004

Current assets

1,219,631

1,754,818

1,926,408

2,104,859

2,170,338

Long-term investments

22,496

22,496

22,496

18,142

20,709

Fixed assets (net)

223,261

227,187

231,122

233,928

234,105

Other assets

9,081

10,274

12,014

9,806

38,816

Assets

1,474,469

2,014,775

2,192,040

2,366,735

2,463,968

Current liabilities

766,463

1,666,086

1,784,120

1,909,872

1,864,680

Noncurrent interest-bearing liabilities

0

0

0

0

Other liabilities

516,367

93,298

80,980

32,886

62,704

Liabilities

1,282,830

1,759,384

1,865,100

1,942,758

1,927,384

Stockholders' equity

191,639

255,391

326,940

423,977

536,584

*Figures are not consolidated
Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, September 2005

Albatron: 2Q 2004 - 2Q 2005 income statement (NT$k)

Item

2Q-2005

1Q-2005

4Q-2004

3Q-2004

2Q-2004

NT$k

% of sales

NT$k

% of sales

NT$k

% of sales

NT$k

% of sales

NT$k

% of sales

Gross sales

592,990

 

980,763

 

1,343,922

 

1,314,978

 

973,895

 

Operating revenue

583,932

98.5%

970,243

98.9%

1,318,747

98.1%

1,293,014

98.3%

953,002

97.9%

Gross profit (loss) from operations

-1,990

-0.3%

-661

-0.1%

40,907

3%

13,740

1%

28,842

3%

Operating expenses

55,134

9.3%

53,618

5.5%

64,294

4.8%

66,183

5%

71,170

7.3%

Operating income (loss)

-55,381

-9.3%

-52,312

-5.3%

-20,832

-1.6%

-50,080

-3.8%

-38,432

-3.9%

Non-operating revenues and gains

4,571

0.8%

7,835

0.8%

7,503

0.6%

2,779

0.2%

2,287

0.2%

Non-operating expenses and losses

8,591

1.4%

28,132

2.9%

77,393

5.8%

24,228

1.8%

60,211

6.2%

Income from continuing operations before income tax

-59,401

-10%

-72,609

-7.4%

-90,722

-6.8%

-71,529

-5.4%

-96,356

-9.9%

Net income (loss)

-64,401

-10.9%

-72,609

-7.4%

-100,722

-7.5%

-112,280

-8.5%

-103,957

-10.7%

Fully-diluted earnings per share (NT$)

 

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

0

 

*Figures are not consolidated
Source: TSE, compiled by Digitimes, September 2005

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