by Anton Shilov
01/08/2004 | 09:54 AM
Albatron Technology, a mainboard company established only a couple of years ago and quickly managed to become a true expert in platform field, today announced availability of new BIOS versions for its certain mainboards to fully support the upcoming Prescott core based Intel Pentium 4 processors.
A statement from the mainboard maker released today reassures the owners of Albatron PX875P, PX875P Pro, PX865PE Pro II, PX865PE, PX865PE Pro, PX865PE Lite and PX865PE Lite Pro that their mainboards are fully ready to support the upcoming Pentium 4 processors with SSE3 technology also known as Prescott.
“With the “Prescott Ready” mainboards, new users will have the luxury of buying the latest technologies with the option of performance upgrades later when the Prescott CPUs are officially released. Existing mainboard owners will also be able to move up to the Pentium 4 Extreme Edition or the Prescott with a simple BIOS upgrade,” the company’s spokesperson said Thursday.
Coming out on the 2nd of February 2004 in five flavours at variety of price-points, Intel Pentium 4 “Prescott” microprocessors will boast with 1MB of secondary level cache and SSE3 technology. High-end version of the newest additions into the Pentium 4 family will also utilize 800MHz Quad Pumped Bus and sport Intel’s Hyper-Threading technology.
Intel will also uncover Pentium 4 “Northwood” processor with 512KB of L2 clocked at 3.40GHz as well as a new version of Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition processor with stunning 2MB of level three cache. The new chip for gamers and enthusiasts will be clocked at 3.40GHz speed and will become Intel’s fastest desktop microprocessor to date.
Earlier this year ASUSTeK and MSI confirmed Prescott support by their 2003 mainboards.
Updates for Albatron’s BIOS are available here.