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Taipei, Taiwan, December 12, 2001 – The world’s leading motherboard manufacturer, ASUS, today announced the release of the A7M266-D socket A motherboard with dual Athlon MP processor support. The A7M266-D incorporates the AMD-760™ MPX chipset and supports up to two Athlon™ MP processors, flexible DDR (double data rate) memory configurations, 64-bit PCI slots and more. Using a standard ATX form-factor and power supply, the A7M266-D is an exceptionally adaptable platform tailored for high-performance PCs, workstations and entry-level servers.
Leveraging the advanced AMD-760™ MPX chipset architecture, the A7M266-D motherboard delivers enhanced performance and reliability with support of up to two Athlon™ MP processors. Power demanding functions such as multimedia and server applications benefit from the extra performance offered by having two processors on board. The A7M266-D also supports single socket A processors including AMD Athlon™ XP, Athlon™ and Duron™ providing flexible configuration and upgradeability options.
"Asus continues to be a great AMD partner, providing worldwide availability of a variety of motherboards supporting AMD processor-based platforms," said Rich Heye, vice president, Platform Engineering and Infrastructure for AMD's Computation Products Group. "The Asus A7M266-D featuring the AMD-760™ MPX chipset is an exceptional product for servers and workstations, and helps extend AMD’s reach into the commercial market."
The A7M266-D supports up to 4GB (4 DIMMs) of registered or 2GB (2 DIMMs) of un-buffered PC2100 / PC1600 ECC / non-ECC DDR DIMM. Registered DDR SDRAM provides increased data integrity and reliability necessary for server applications, while un-buffered DDR SDRAM delivers cost-effective performance adequate for most regular system applications. The A7M266-D’s flexible DDR memory support enables versatile functionality across a range of systems from high-performance PCs, workstations, and entry-level servers.
Engineered for optimum compatibility, the A7M266-D uses a standard ATX form-factor design for easy installation with a large range of cases. The efficient design of the A7M266-D also enables the use of a standard ATX power supply, eliminating the need of upgrading to costlier higher-power or server power supplies. Additionally, two backwards compatible 64-bit PCI slots are included to deliver up to four times more bandwidth than conventional 32-bit PCI slots.
The A7M266-D incorporates special features to protect the condition of your valuable CPU and motherboard. ASUS COP (CPU Overheating Protection) is a hardware protection circuit that automatically shuts down the system power before temperatures are high enough to permanently damage your CPU. The temperature is directly monitored from the thermal diode on AMD Athlon™ MP and Athlon™ XP processors, providing more accurate readings in real-time. Also included is an onboard warning light that prevents users from installing incompatible AGP cards (i.e. 3.3 V) which may permanently damage the motherboard.
- Supports up to 2 socket A AMD Athlon™ MP processors, supports single socket A AMD Athlon™ XP/ Athlon™/ Duron™ processor. - 200/266MHz Front-Side-Bus (FSB) - AMD-760™ MPX Chipset: AMD 762 north bridge, AMD 768 south bridge - Supports up to 4GB registered (4 DIMMs) or 2GB (2 DIMMs) un-buffered PC2100 / PC1600 ECC / non-ECC DDR DIMM - 2 x Ultra-DMA 33/66/100 - AGP Pro slot with AGP4X support - 2 x PCI 66/33-MHz 64/32-bit slots, 3 x PCI 33-MHz 32-bit slots - C-Media CMI8738 6-Channel audio controller - WFM 2.0,DMI 2.0,WOL,WOR, Chassis Intrusion, SM Bus - ASUS PC Probe™ system health monitoring software.
The ASUS A7M266-D is shipping in quantities now. For more information about the A7M266-D or other high-quality ASUS products, please visit the corporate website located at: http://www.asus.com