July 20, 2001 Irvine, CA – Following the successful launch of KK266R, the world’s Fastest Socket A Athlon SDR motherboard. Iwill Corporation today announced its newest Socket A motherboard KK266Plus-R and KK266Plus featuring VIA Technologies Apollo KT133A north bridge and VT82C686B south bridge. Implementation of SuperAudioTM technology, which utilizes Sony®/Philips® Digital InterFace (SPDIF) in combination with C-Media’s 6-Channel Hardware Sound has allowed Iwill to offer the most unique audio experience currently available on any AMD platform product. KK266Plus carries on the tradition that consumers have come to expect from Iwill with features that include support for 266MHz Front Side Bus (FSB), 3 Phase Power to support up to 1.6GHz processor speeds, native dual channel Ultra ATA-100 support for 4 IDE devices with option to upgrade to quad Ultra ATA-100 channels supporting up to 8 IDE devices (RAID version).
SuperAudioTM and Onboard 6-Channel Hardware Sound is one way Iwill rewards its customers. Built around the C-media’s powerful CMI8378 6-Channel and SPDIF Hardware Sound controller, Iwill’s SuperAudioTM option enables users to take full advantage of digital audio connections through RCA connectors or TOSLINK sockets (digital in/ digital out ports) and thereby appreciate their favorite CDs, DVDs, LPs, and Movies in digital quality sound. Iwill’s sound solution supports 32 voice HRTF 3D extension positional audio, Environmental Audio eXtention (EAX), and is completely compatible with Microsoft’s DirectSound 3D.
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 1.4 GHz barrier, increasing the Front Side Bus is a good way of improving overall system performance. Iwill’s KK266 series motherboard integrates VIA’s award winning “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 grants the connectivity of up to 8 IDE devices (IDE RAID version) with native dual channel Ultra ATA-100 to ensure the reliability of data transferring. Iwill also enlarges the implementation of the Expansion slots to 6 x 32 bit PCI, 1 x ISA slot, and 1 AGP 4X / 2X slot. In system memory access capability, 3 DIMM slots can accommodate up to 1.5GB at 100MHz/133MHz, compatible to PC133, PC100 SDRAM.
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. RAID 0, 1 and 0+1 are all supported.
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.
Iwill’s KK266Plus series motherboard NOW SOUNDS as good as it PERFORMs.
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