Basic motherboard delivers high-definition video

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Kontron is launching the KT780/ATX motherboard that offers the AMD AM2/AM2+ socket supporting AMD Phenom Quad Core processor performance and the latest AMD chipsets with high-end graphics features for full 1080p high-definition video in a cost-effective basic motherboard design.

The Kontron KT780/ATX is specially designed for high-volume OEM systems that have fast innovation cycles and therefore reduced requirements on long-term availability. The cost-effective motherboard offers up to three years' availability. It is suitable for the latest generation of POS and POI applications with high innovation rates such as automatic check-in systems at airports, railway or bus stations as well as toll collection terminals, automatic cash machines and other kiosk and OEM multimedia applications in gaming sectors, for example. The Kontron KT780/ATX basic motherboard is also excellent for factory floor applications.

Based around the latest AMD RS780 and SB700 chipsets including high-performance AMD AM2/AM2+ Athlon 64 and Phenom single-, dual-, triple- and quad-core processors, the Kontron KT780/ATX basic motherboard offers scalable performance up to 4 x 2.6GHz to meet individual application requirements. Performance is boosted further by two dual-channel RAM banks for up to 32GBytes of DDR2-400/533/667/800 with ECC support for increased data security. In addition to low-cost processor performance, applications also benefit from the high-end graphics features offered by the Kontron KT780/ATX. The new integrated graphics processor (IGP) is based on the ATI Radeon HD 3200, which supports DirectX 10 and incorporates dual display, integrated DVI, HDMI (optional) and CRT as well as internal TMDS (transition minimised differential signalling) and VESA DisplayPort functionality. Furthermore, it has a unified video decoder (UVD) for accelerated decoding of HD video data for enhanced Blu-ray and HD-DVD playback. Should even greater performance be required, external graphic cards can be connected via the PEG PCI Express 2.0 expansion slot.

Data security

Even though it is low in cost and has a basic design, the Kontron KT780/ATX motherboard offers a range of features such as HDD RAID 0/1/5/10 support for enhanced data safety, HD audio and TPM onboard. To round off the range of I/O features, 6 x SATA, 1 x PATA 133, 10 x USB 2.0, 4 x PCI, 1 x PCI Express x 4 slot and 2 x GbE onboard are also available.

Equipped with HyperFlash support for fast OS booting, the Kontron KT780/ATX basic motherboard supports Windows XP, Vista and Linux and is backed up by Kontron's award-winning VDC platinum-level service. The Kontron KT780/ATX will be available in the second quarter of 2008.

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