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Asus Intros AN266 nForce Motherboard
Date: Monday November 19, 2001
Category: Motherboards
Manufacturer Link: Asus
ASUS® Introduces A7N266 Series NVIDIA® nForce™ based Socket A Motherboards
 

Taipei, Taiwan, November 19, 2001 – The world’s leading motherboard manufacturer, ASUS, today announced the release of the A7N266 Series NVIDIA nForce-based motherboard for socket A processors. The A7N266 Series is the premier motherboard offering complete integrated features without sacrificing performance. Built upon the advanced nForce chipset architecture, the A7N266 Series features powerful GeForce2 level 3D graphics, 5.1 audio and integrated LAN for an all-in-one solution with exceptional performance and value. Available models include A7N266-E with Dolby™ 5.1 audio and the A7N266 with onboard C-media 6-channel audio.

The A7N266 Series maximizes the revolutionary nForce chipset to provide superior system performance. It features a 128-bit TwinBank™ DDR Memory Architecture for efficient memory processing , Dynamic Adaptive Speculative Pre-processor (DASP) to boost CPU performance, and HyperTransport™ for improved I/O bus performance. Whether you’re gaming, working, or entertaining, the A7N266 Series simply does it faster.

Experience exhilarating 3D performance in games, video, and applications with an integrated NVIDIA GeForce2 graphics core. By incorporating the same graphics core found on award-winning GeForce2 AGP graphics cards, the A7N266 Series delivers exceptional performance and value. Flexible upgradeability to next generation GeForce3 Titanium cards is also possible through an AGP Pro slot.

The A7N266-E features powerful leading-edge audio. Thanks to the NVIDIA MCP-D APU (audio processing unit) and an ASUS 6-channel ACR audio module, users can experience incredible Dolby Digital 5.1 audio and S/PDIF-out connectivity to highest-quality speaker systems. The A7N266-E features an onboard Dolby Digital 5.1encoder and offers an onboard theatre-quality sound experience, with superior performance to most external sound cards. Supporting DirectX 8.0, the A7N266-E also brings new levels of realism to the latest games of today and tomorrow.

Also available is the A7N266 which adopts the same advanced architecture as the A7N266-E, with the exception of the audio. Offering users a more cost-effective nForce solution, the A7N266 leverages the technology of C-media 8738 6-channel hardware audio, while delivering the same graphics and system performance of the A7N266-E. The A7N266 also features SPDIF-in/out which is suitable for home audio production.

The A7N266 Series also features a valuable software package for gamers with 3D games including Interplay’s Star Trek New Worlds and Messiah. Other utilities included are Trend Micro’s PC-cillin 2000 anti-virus software with Windows® XP support, ASUS Probe system health monitoring software, Cyberlink PowerPlayer SE and more.

Key Features of A7N266-E:
- Supports socket A AMD Duron™, Athlon™, and Athlon™ XP processors - NVIDIA nForce 420D chipset: NVIDIA IGP-128 north bridge and NVIDIA MCP-D south bridge - 200/266MHz front-side-bus - Integrated NVIDIA GeForce2 graphics core - 3 DIMM slots and up to 1.5GB of PC2100/1600 non ECC DDR memory support - 128-bit TwinBank™ memory architecture for up to 4.2GB/s bandwidth - Integrated APU (audio processing unit) with Dolby Digital audio - ASUS 6-channel ACR audio module with SPDIF-out interface - Realtek RTL 8139 10/100 Mbps LAN controller - 5 PCI slots, 2 USB ports, and 1 AGP Pro slot, 1 ACR slot - ATX form factor

Key Features of A7N266:
- Supports socket A AMD Duron™, Athlon™, and Athlon™ XP processors - NVIDIA nForce 420 chipset: NVIDIA IGP-128 north bridge and NVIDIA MCP south bridge - 200/266MHz front-side-bus - Integrated NVIDIA GeForce2 graphics core - 3 DIMM slots and up to 1.5GB of PC2100/1600 non ECC DDR memory support - 128-bit TwinBank™ memory architecture for up to 4.2GB/s bandwidth - C-Media 8738 6-Channel PCI - SPDIF-in/out interface - Realtek RTL 8139 10/100 Mbps LAN controller - 5 PCI slots, 2 USB ports, and 1 AGP Pro slot, 1 ACR slot - ATX form factor

The ASUS A7N266 Series will be shipping in quantities in November. For more details about the latest products and ASUS special promotions, check the special events site located at: http://event.asus.com.tw

About ASUS
Established in 1989, ASUSTeK Computer Inc. (TSE:2357) is the worlds leading manufacturer of high quality motherboards, notebooks, VGA cards, servers, broadband modems, and optical storage devices. With annual sales of over US$2 Billion and world-class engineering, ASUS provides innovative technology solutions to consumer, corporate and top-tier OEM customers. Company achievements include consecutive rankings in the "Top 100 InfoTech Companies" in 1998,1999, 2000 and 2001 by Businessweek as well as being named the No.1 Taiwan Company in Global Views Monthly's "Info Tech 2000".

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