CeBIT Hannover 2007 (Part 6)


CeBIT 2007 Hannover Part 6

Albatron's Booth

 Albatron has several product verticals but graphic cards and motherboard categories are its main revenue contributor.

 Announced not long ago is this 8800GTST model. In case you are confused, it's a standard 8800 GTS with 320MB frame buffer. Albatron also showed us some next generation graphics cards, but we won't be splashing any pictures or leaking specs to keep all parties happy. But we mentioned this bit just so that you know that the products are ready to go and are just round the corner. (We also reckon the driver team needs more time than the hardware team these days.)

 For the extreme gamers at heart, Albatron has the nForce 680i motherboard all ready to please. Foregoing all legacy I/O ports, it uses passive cooling on the power modulation components. Other than that, expect all the crazy features of this platform like dual Gigabit LAN, eight SATA 3Gbps ports, dual PCIe x16 buses, support for quad-core processors and 1333MHz FSB processors.

 Here's a sneak peak of their IGP board based on the next generation Intel G33 chipset. Six SATA 3Gbps ports, Gigabit LAN, dual IDE channels via an ITE chipset, dual PCIe graphics slots and an optional ABS (Albatron BIOS security) feature round up its specs.

 The upcoming Albatron board based on the Intel P35 chipset is one mean motherboard. It decks 10 SATA 3Gbps ports, heat pipe chipset cooling, dual IDE channels, dual PCIe graphics slots and even dual main power connectors! Alabtron declined to comment further as these boards aren't final and it would be nearly two months before it's on retail shelves.

 A major highlight for Albatron, the KI690-AM2 ITX board based on the AMD 690G chipset has reasons to be in spotlight. Its AM2 socket already gives it the tag of being the most powerful ITX board around, but there's quite a bit else going for it like the integrated Radeon X1250 graphics, 8-channel HD audio, Gigabit LAN, dual FireWire ports and quad SATA 3Gbps ports. Yup, it's got everything most users would ever need.

 Did you know that Albatron also packages and sells memory? If not, now you do! This is their best offering for DDR2 memory at the moment.