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Asustek launches server products for AMD Opteron platform
Press release, September 17; Joseph Tsai, DIGITIMES [Monday 17 September 2007]

Asustek Computer has launched the KFSN4-DRE series server board and RS161-E5 server system with advanced design guidelines and equipped with the latest Dual Dynamic Power Management and Dual Link technology for native quad-core performance, targeting at the high-performance computing (HPC) market and enterprise-class applications.

The KFSN4-DRE series are the first Dual Dynamic Power Management ready platform with front parallel-balance CPU and memory placement designed to increase thermal efficiency by up to 20-30%, claimed Asustek.

Along with the KFSN4-DRE server board, the upcoming RS161-E5 is Asustek's next-generation dual Opteron processor-based 1U server system. Featured with Asustek's Smart Fan 2 Technology to automatically adjust cooling conditions based on the system workload and ambient temperature.

Asustek KFSN4-DRE server motherboard specification



Processor Support

Two quad-core AMD Opteron 2x00 series processors

Core Logic

Nvidia nForce Professional 2200


16 DDR2 533/667 up to 64GB


Built-in 4-port SATA

RAID Support

Four SATA Ports, RAID 0, 1, 10, 5 (Windows)


Two Broadcom BCM 5721 PCI-E GbE LAN

Onboard Gfx

XGI Z9s VGA Controller / 32MB DDR2 VRAM


One PCI Express x16 (x16 link) or two PCI Express x16 (x8 link) with riser card

Source: Company, compiled by Digitimes, September 2007

Asustek KFSN4-DRE server motherboard

Asustek KFSN4-DRE server motherboard
Photo: Company

Asustek RS161-E5 server system

Asustek RS161-E5 server system
Photo: Company

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