January 15, 2001 Irvine, CA - Following the successful launch of KV200R, the world's first Socket A Athlon IDE RAID motherboard. Iwill Corporation today announced its new Socket A motherboard KK266-R and KK266 featuring the much-anticipated Apollo KT133A north bridge and VT82C686B south bridge from VIA Technologies Inc. Ultimate Upgrade features include: support for 266MHz Front Side Bus (FSB) Athlons coupled with 3 Phase Power to support up to 1.5GHz processor speeds, and native dual channel Ultra ATA-100 support for 4 IDE devices with option to upgrade to a quad Ultra ATA-100 channels supporting up to 8 IDE devices (RAID version).
Iwill promises that its feature-rich KK266 series motherboards truly deserve the title of the Ultimate Upgrade motherboard for AMD AthlonTM and DuronTM processors. These features include:
Ultra-Fast 266MHz FSB is now needed more than ever as the latest development in operating systems and software applications continue to tax the system hardware. With processor speeds now exceeding the 1 GHz barrier, increasing the Front Side Bus is a good way of improving overall system performance. Iwill's KK266 series motherboard integrates VIA's new "KT133A" North bridge for compatibility with 266MHz FSB processors and "686B" South bridge for Ultra ATA-100 support for native dual IDE channels.
Maximum Expansion opportunities are now available in the new KK266 series design. Expansion slots are available for 6 x 32 bit PCI, 1 x 16 bit Legacy ISA, and 1 AGP 4X port. 3 DIMM slots support up to 1.5GB of 100MHz/133MHz bus system memory (PC133, PC100, Virtual Channel SDRAM supported).
Onboard 4.1 Channel Hardware is one way Iwill rewards its customers. State of the art in sound technology, the embedded 4.1 channel hardware sound supports 32 voice HRTF 3D extension positional audio, Environmental Audio eXtention (EAX), and is completely compatible with Microsoft's DirectSound 3D and Aureal A3D. Embraced by all gamers and users, C-media's CMI8378 sound chip is now standard on all next generation Iwill motherboards.
Iwill's Exclusive Embedded AMI ATA/100 IDE RAID provides excellent drive performance and data redundancy. IDE RAID technology provides increased drive performance by allowing multiple drives to perform the work of a single drive (RAID 0) that increases data throughput and significantly boost overall system performance - perfect for graphics workstations, CAD stations and other image- intensive applications. Mirroring data drives (RAID 1) delivers fault tolerant data protection, ensuring data availability even when a drive fails - ideal for Web and SOHO file server environments. A similar concept to SCSI RAID, Iwill's IDE RAID solution supports RAID 1, 0, 1+0, Span and Spare functions delivered in an incredibly user-friendly installation procedure and supported by a variety of operating systems.
Microstepping Technology was developed by Iwill to offer ease in adjustment of Front Side Bus via continuous 1Mhz increments up to 200MHz. Developed for DIY users that love to experiment with over-clocking, when over-clocking goes beyond its limit, Microstepping's intelligent default function will take you back to its original setting.
With a feature rich design engineered for the consumers, and specifications demanded by the consumers, Iwill's KK266-R and KK266 truly is the Ultimate Upgrade motherboard.
Since its inception in 1989, Iwill Corporation has established itself as an industry-leading manufacturer and innovator of motherboards based on SCSI, IDE RAID, Double Data Rate and Dual Processor technology. Strategic Partnership and Commitment to customers through emphasis on desktop/ workstation/ server platform PC products delivering high performance, quality, reliability, affordability, and direct service encompass Iwill's mission. Corporate headquarters located in Taiwan, with branch offices in USA, Japan, China, and Korea. For more information, visit Iwill's website http://www.iwillusa.com