ECS Shows Off CrossFire Board Readiness

Subject: Motherboards | August 26, 2005 - 02:55 PM |
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Here at an ECS Editor's Day in San Jose, motherboard partner ATI was on hand to showcase their upcoming CrossFire technology.  We were able to get some information on ECS' upcoming CrossFire motherboards.  For the Intel platform, there is the PA1 MVP and for the AMD platform there is the KA1 MVP.  We also saw the first mention of the upcoming ATI R580 chipset.  Here are some quick specs:



  • PA1 MVP

  • ATI RD400 + SB450 chipsets

  • 1066 MHz FSB

  • Dual channel DDR2-667 and DDR-400 memory support

  • Dual Gigabit and 10/100 network connections

  • 8-channel audio

  • 2 PCIe x16 + 2 PCIe x1 + 2 PCI slots

  • 8 USB 2.0 + 2 IEEEa ports

  • 2 SATA II + 4 SATA ports supporting RAID 0, 1 and eSATA


PA1 MVP Motherboard (CrossFire)



  • KA1 MVP

  • RD480 + SB450 chipsets

  • HT 2000 MHz

  • Dual channel DDR-400

  • Dual Gigabit and 10/100 network connections

  • 8-channel audio (ALC880)

  • 2 PCIe x16 + 2 PCIe x1 + 2 PCI slots

  • 8 USB 2.0 + 2 IEEEa ports

  • 2 SATA II + 4 SATA ports supporting RAID 0, 1 and eSATA


KA1 MVP Motherboard (CrossFire)



  • KA2 MVP

  • RD580 + SB450 chipsets

  • HT 2000 MHz

  • Dual channel DDR-400

  • Dual Gigabit and 10/100 network connections

  • 8-channel audio

  • 2 PCIe x16 + 2 PCIe x1 + 2 PCI slots

  • 8 USB 2.0 + 2 IEEEa ports

  • 2 SATA II + 4 SATA ports supporting RAID 0, 1 and eSATA

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