Atlanta, GA--February 21, 1997--American Megatrends Inc. (AMI; Atlanta, GA) announced that development for the next version of the Atlas Series Motherboard has entered final compatibility testing.
Based on the successful Atlas PCI II, the Atlas PCI III has increased features and has been scheduled for full production in the second quarter of 1997.
The Atlas PCI III provides support for Intel's full line of Pentium processors up to the 200 MHz MMX, and has been equipped to support higher-speed Pentium processors when they become available. Furthermore, the Atlas PCI III has support for AMD's K6 processor.
With up to 256 Mbytes of on-board 72-pin by 36, ECC or EDO memory, the Atlas PCI III can handle today's memory-intensive software with ease. The Atlas PCI III has 512 kbytes of pipelined burst cache, four PCI slots, and four ISA slots that fit on a Baby-AT footprint. Standard features on the Atlas PCI III include integrated support for USB, parallel port, serial, floppy, PS/2 mouse, and dual channel PCI IDE connectors.
Along with standard IDE support, the Atlas PCI III supports ATAPI CD-ROMs, bootable CD-ROMs, LBA mode, and enhanced IDE support. The dual PCI IDE channels support 32-bit transfers, IDE Bus Mastering, Fast ATA modes, and PIO modes 4 and 5. Additional features on the Atlas PCI III include AMIBIOS WINBIOS in a Flash EPROM, a watch dog timer, power-good generation, and on-board 3.3V Voltage regulator.
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