ICP Electronics , Australia is launching its first high-powered industrial grade motherboard, the IMBA-X9654, at Cebit 2007. With its high powered features, this motherboard can maintain server grade performance at a Core 2 Quad CPU level.
The IMBA-X9654 is the new ATX form factor motherboard from ICP featuring the Intel Q965 chipset, which provides advancement in manageability, graphics, stability, data protection and optimisations to support advanced business operating systems. The motherboard and supports Intel Core 2Quad, Core 2Duo, Pentium D, Pentium 4 and Celeron D processors in Intel’s LGA775 package.
It features 1066/800/533 MHz (FSB), dual-channel DDR2 800/667/533 MHz SDRAM up to 8GB. However, the main difference between this motherboard and ICP’s previous industrial motherboards is the new PCI Express switching chip, giving the IMBA-X9654 motherboard more expandability.
An Intel ICH8DO chipset provides support for eight USB 2.0 and six SATA II ports. Software support for SATA RAID 0, 1, 5, 10 ensures reliable storage and system protection.
The IMBA-X9654 provides good expansion capabilities, suitable for server room applications, with its extended PCIe x4 slots by a PLX switch chip. The IMBA-X9654 is a pioneering Intel Core 2 Quad LGA775 industrial motherboard offering space for no less than four LAN cards.