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DFI readies 533MHz Pentium M desktop board

Green computing
Mon Dec 27 2004, 10:16
IN A WEEK or two, Intel will release its updated 533MHz system bus Pentium Ms, and it looks like DFI will be ready for the processors and new chipsets.

The firm is releasing a board - the 852GME-MGF, which will be bundled with heatsink and fan for the Pentium M, use DDR-333 memory and AGP4X, and support both Dothan and Banias cores.

The board will support Celeron Ms as well, and dual bus speeds of 400 and 533MHz. It uses the 852GME chipset, comes with two sockets for the DDR memory, uses an Award BIOS, supports ACPI specs, wake on LAN and the like.

The board includes Realtek six channel audio, an S/PDIF out interface, up to 64MB of graphics memory using Intel's dual frequency graphics, supports two S-ATA interfaces, RAID 0 and RAID 1, and comes with support for Firewire.

Ports include mouse, keyboard, parallel, serial, VGA, Firewire, Ethernet and four USB ports, as well as the ports for line in, line out and microphone.

It has one AGP 4X slot, one PCI-X slot, and two PCI slots and comes in the microATX size.

DFI describes it as allowing you to "enjoy green computing without the expense of performance degradation" with low heat generation, and noise generation. It, DFI trills, "promises more than any current desktop can deliver".

No pricing is available but the board looks an awful lot like this. µ


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