AOpen launched its first XC Cube supporting 64-bit platform. The XC Cube EY945 is designed to support Intel?s newest dual core CPU with a Front Side Bus which can run up to 1066 MHz.
The new product is built with Intel 945G Express and ICH7 chipsets so it can be installed with the fastest Dual Channel DDRII memory modules running at 667/533 MHz. Memory on the motherboard can be expanded to 2 GB. The 945G Express chipset delivers high system performance through high-bandwidth interfaces such as dual-channel DDR2, 1066/800 MHz system bus, PCI Express x16 graphics port, PCI Express x1 I/O ports, Serial ATA2 which runs at 3.0 Gbps and Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity.
The other features of the product include the on-chip graphics processor GMA950 with native DirectX9 support, support to HDTV for Home Multimedia, Intel High Definition Audio (known as Azalia) and even Dolby Digital Surround.
In addition, the new product supports Intel Active Management Technology, the next-generation of remote client network management.
The motherboard of the EY945 is the first batch of this year?s PCs that support dual core CPUs, which are the fastest Intel CPUs currently on the market.
A unique I/O shield comes handy at the product?s rear panel. It arranges the rear panel connectors in such a thoughtful and convenient way that 7.1 audio connectors, two PS/2 ports, two COM ports, four USB 2.0 ports, one 1394 port, one Realtek Gigabit LAN port, and one printer port are grouped together.
The product comes with a 275W switching power supply and weights 3.8 kg / 8.4 lb. (N.W).