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The most powerful PC motherboards, i945Ga-PLF and i945Pa-PLF.

The two motherboards are the first ones that support dual core CPUs, which are the fastest Intel CPUs currently on the market.  Both motherboards can be installed with Pentium 4 processors with front side bus running at 1066/800/533 MHz. 

The i945Ga-PLF motherboard is built with Intel’s state-of-the-art 945G chipset on which a graphics processing unit is integrated. As a result, the user does not need to install an add-on graphics display card to this motherboard.  Because the 945G chipset is designed to follow PCI Express architecture, those users who desire to take advantage of powerful 3D graphics processing capability or gaming enthusiasts can install more powerful graphics card to the system.  

Both i945Ga-PLF and i945Pa-PLF are designed with AOpen’s proprietary Power Master Technology, which reduces power consumption of the new motherboard by 25%. This technology, implemented with hardware design, monitors the loading of CPU and supplies power to the motherboard accordingly. 

When loading of the CPU is high, more power is supplied to the system, the operating frequency of CPU accelerated, and the rpm of the cooling fan stepped up. In case this happens, the system may achieve overclocking.  When the system runs graphics intensive or gaming applications, more power may be consumed.

When the system runs applications which are less demanding on CPU loading, the Power Master design will supply less power to the system, which generates less heat, and the fan speed slowed down.  Eventually, the system generates less noise than similar systems.  

The two motherboards are built with ICH7 (Input/Output Controller Hub 7), which provides the most powerful and fastest I/O control features currently available in Intel’s family of I/O controllers.  ICH7 is designed with embedded Serial ATA-II and IDE hard drive interface, Intel’s High Definition Audio Interface that support 7.1 surround sound, integrated LAN Controller, and enhanced video processing capability.

 A unique I/O shield comes handy at the motherboard’s rear panel.  It arranges the rear panel connectors in such a thoughtful and convenient way that 7.1 audio connectors, two PS/2 ports, two COM ports, four USB 2.0 ports, one 1394 port, one Realtek Gigabit LAN port, and one printer port are grouped together as shown in one of the photos published together with this press release.

The motherboards are designed to support the fastest dual channel DDR-II memory modules that operate at 667/533 MHz.  Memory on the motherboards can be expanded to 4 GB. 

P/N 91.8EA10.I43
CPU:Socket 775
Support Intel LGA775 CPU
FSB 1066MHz
Chipset:Intel 945P
Intel ICH7
Main Memory :Dual Channel Mode
DIMM Type : 128/256/512MB & 1GB
Max Memory : 4GB
Super I/O:Winbond
Clock Gen.:Realtek
Graphics:PCI Express x16 (PCIe x16) slot
IDE:Integrated ATA100 and Serial ATA Controller
Max Disk : 144,000,000GB [by 48 bits LBA Spec.]
LAN:Integrated Realtek Gigabit PCI LAN Chip
Audio:Chip : Azalia 7.1 channel codec on-board
Azalia (Supports 7.1 Channel and above)
7.1 Channel and above
USB:Integrated in chipset
USB 2.0 Port x 1
IEEE 1394:Agere 1394 Control Chip
Slot:PCI Express x16 Graphics (PCIe x16)
PCI Express (PCIe x1)
Storage & Back Panel I/O:Serial ATA II Channel : x 1
IDE Channel : ATA100
Additional IDE Channel : ATA133
Floppy Drive Connector : Floppy Drive Connector x 1
PS/2 Keyboard : x 1
PS/2 Mouse : x 1
Printer Port : Printer Port x 1
COM Port : COM Port x 1
USB Port : USB Port x 1
IEEE 1394 Port : 1394 Port x 1
LAN Port : LAN Port x 1
Line_In : x 1
Speaker_Out : x 1
MIC_In : x 1
Rear Surround : Rear Surround x 1
Center : Center x 1
On Board Connector:CPU FAN
Chassis FAN
System FAN
Front Audio
Power FAN
Power Temperature Connector
Front Panel Connector : Front Panel
S/PDIF Connector : S/PDIF
CD_IN Connector : CD_IN
IrDA Connector : IrDA
USB Port
IEEE 1394 Connector : IEEE 1394
COM2 Connector : COM2 Port x 1
Game Connector
Chassis Intrusion Connector : Case Open Connector
BIOS:Award PnP 4Mb Flash ROM BIOS
Form Factor:ATX
Board Size:305 mm x 230 mm
Software & Utility:Acrobat Reader
Norton Anti-Virus
EzInstall utility
AOconfig utility
EzSkin utility
EzWinFlash utility
WinDMI utility
Online eBook Manual
Accessory:Serial ATA cable
Serial ATA Power cable x 1
40-wire IDE cable
80-wire ATA133 cable
Floppy Disk cable
Back Panel I/O Shield x 1
Bonus Pack CD disc
Enhanced Full Pictured Manual x 1
Easy Installation Guide x 1