ECS brings Xpress 1100 to Socket AM2
DailyTech has the scoop on a new ECS
that reportedly combines ATI's latest Radeon Xpress 1100
integrated graphics chipset with AMD's upcoming AM2 socket. However, despite the spanking new IGP chipset, this microATX board only features an analog VGA output, two
memory slots, and one IDE port. PCI-E x16 and x1 slots are also
on the menu along with four Serial ATA ports allegedly capable of 300 MB/s
transfer speeds thanks to a new ATI SB460 south bridge. The RS485M-M
could be a nice platform for a small form factor system, especially when combined
with one of AMD's recently-announced "Energy Efficient"
Socket AM2 processors.
The lack of TV and DVI outputs may disappoint home theater PC