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Friday, May 12, 2006

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Mobo Makers Confirm May Launch for Turion64 X2 and AM2

The availability of AMD’s next-generation CPUs – the Turion 64 X2 mobile and Socket-AM2 processors – will still follow the chip vendor’s May schedule, according to unnamed motherboard makers that have recently received this confirmation from AMD, in response to speculation, on the part of some PC makers, that the schedule had been put back to June, on insufficient utilization and capacity concerns.

AMD will launch the Turion 64 X2 mobile platform on May 17 and AM2-compatible processors on May 23, as opposed to rumors of a June 6 launch for the desktop segment and an unspecified June date for the mobile CPU, according to sources at the motherboard makers.

However, sources at Taiwan DRAM makers indicated that mass production of DDR2 memory for AMD-based systems will begin some time in July or August, one to two months later than originally estimated.

While ABIT Introduce Motherboard with HDMI

Abit is set to unveil a MicroATX form factor motherboard which features onboard HDMI output - a first for the industry. The board, dubbed the IL-80MV, features the Intel 945GT chipset designed for Intel's current Yonah and upcoming Memom core Core Solo and Core Duo processors. It includes a single x1 PCI Express lane and two PCI slots which could possibly be used for an HDTV capture card or WiFi adapter, which combined with HDMI output make it an ideal platform for a low-noise, low-power home theater PC.

The preliminary pictures of DailyTech's website show the board will include the standard assortment of features including high definition audio, firewire, and USB 2.0. Additionally, Abit promises the final board will include a variant of its OTES cooling system. While board does not include an x16 PCI-E slot for a graphics card, the target market is certainly not the high-end gamer.

Pricing for the IL-80MV is not set, but it should debut at a lower price point than other Core ready desktop boards given the stripped-down nature of its feature set.