The Elitegroup Computer Systems (ECS) will showcase two ATI CrossFire-Ready motherboards, PA1
Extreme and KA1 Extreme, at Computex Taipei 2005 in Taiwan.
Extreme series PA1 Extreme and KA1 Extreme motherboards are built on the latest ATI Radeon
XPress 200 CrossFire chipsets for both AMD and Intel, supporting ATI CrossFire technology.
CrossFire harnesses the power of two graphics cards to render high-definition 3D gaming.
Based on ATI's CrossFire technology, ECS has developed and enhanced the boards with an exciting
feature: Scalable D.G.E., which produces increased, supercharged 3D graphics performance and
supports simultaneously display on up to four devices. Scalable D.G.E. also leverages ATI CrossFire
technology, enabling two PCI Express-based graphics cards connected together to work effectively in
tandem to enhance overall graphics performance. Users can also take advantage of the PCI Express
architecture by plugging in any single PCI Express graphics card.
The KA1 Extreme supports Socket 939 Athlon 64 FX/Athlon 64 CPU and System Bus 2000 MT/s.
Based on AMD64 technology, the AMD Athlon 64 processor family brings unparalleled multimedia
performance and high addressable memory.
Additionally, Advanced dual-core and 64-bit technology is incorporated to increase computing
capabilities.eSATA and Port Multiplier allow cost-effective and expanded drive scalability to storage
systems. SATAII and NCQ double the transfer speed up to 3.0Gb/s and enable efficient retrieval of
Moreover, the board accommodates unique I.O.C. (Instant Overclocking Controller), which intelligently
detects system load and instantly boosts frequency to enhance overall performance.
The PA1 Extreme, the other ECS ATI CrossFire Ready motherboard, supports LGA775 socket
Pentium 4 as well as Pentium D CPUs and FSB 1066 MHz. Also the PA1 Extreme supports DDR2
667 memory architecture and RAID as well.
The KA1 Extreme and PA1 Extreme will be available soon.