No More Waiting, the 815E is Here GIGABYTE Introduces Intel 815E uATX Socket 370 motherboard, GA-6OMM7E

2000/11/07
June 5, 2000, Taipei, Taiwan – Giga-Byte TechnologyCo., Ltd. (www.gigabyte.com) today announcesGA-6OMM7E motherboard. The universal socket 370with 3 DIMMs design motherboard based on the newIntel 815E chipset. Intel 815E chipset supports manynew features, like 133MHz FSB (Front Side Bus), PC133 SDRAM, 4X AGP, ATA 100, 4 USB support, AC97 (Software audio), and, CNR (CommunicationNetworking Riser) slot, integrated graphics.

In addition to these advanced features alreadysupported by Intel 815E chipset, GA-6OMM7E alsoadded many features to meet your requirement nowand extend to the future. These improvements are PC 99 color coded I/Oconnector, LDCM, SIV, health monitoring hardware, adjustable CPU core voltage,and variable front side bus speed setting via Windows based utility Easy Tune III,@ BIOS (Instant BIOS update through internet), Smart card reader connector tosupport GSM phone book editor utility, GA-6OMM7E also ship with AGP 4Xretention mechanism. For cooperate customers who requires LAN, GA-6OMM7Eis the ideal solution for them, it has a CNR slot which can accommodate CNR LANcard with Intel LAN chip. This CNR card can support Wake, and othermanagement application. Besides, the GA-6OMM7E is with the Intel Kinnerethlayout for customer optional. With all these advanced features on the Giga-ByteGA-6OMM7E motherboard, it gives you the future computing power today.

GA-6OMM7E has the Intel 815 chipset with the 133MHz-system clock (with abilityto adjust the voltage and set the system bus up to much higher frequency via utility)and supports Intel FC-PGA Pentium III family Processor chips from 500MHz all theway up to 1GHz with universal socket 370. The GA-6OMM7E has main busclock speed of 66/100/133 MHz, a clock multiplier of 3.0 / 3.5 /4.0 / 4.5 / 5.0/ 5.5 allthe way up to 9.5. On this motherboard it has 3 PC133, 168 pin DIMM sockets,supports 133MHz SDRAM memory module from 32MB to 512MB, with amaximum total memory of 512MB. What a great combination, it's right on thecutting edge. To go on, there are one 4X AGP slot with AGP 4X retentionmechanism (to keep your AGP card from popping out during shipping) for yourdemanding 3D Video application or for AIMM display cache expansion, one CNRslot for your software modem or other CNR card riser. It supports 2 UDMA/100 IDE ports (up to 4 Ultra ATA 100 Devices), four USB Ports to satisfy the up trendof the USB devices (two in the front and two in the back), PS/2 mouse andkeyboard.

There is support on the main board for 3 fans speed detection, 1 CPU, 1 powersupply fan, and 1 case fan. There is a sensor under the processor, which is incontact with the processor. It will sense the temperature of the CPU and send it tothe CMOS for you to see. You can set your limits on the temperature and have itgive you an alarm if it's beyond that setting. The good thing did not stop here;this board also can detect the power supply voltage, CPU voltage, and also the fanrotation speed. All this information not only can be found inside the CMOSsetting, it also can be displayed under Windows 95/98 and Windows NT byrunning the GIGABYTE's SIV (System Information Viewer) or the Intel's LDCM(LANDesk Client Manager) software. With all these System Health monitoringfunctions added to this board, you never have to worry about your system will faildue to CPU overheat. There is also a buzzer built on the board, so you don't haveto use the case speaker. Keyboard, mouse, LAN, RTC Alarm, and Modem Ringcan power the computer up.

Over all, if you are looking for the replacement of the Intel 440BX product, look nofurther here it come!