Computex Taipei 2006 - Part 8

Albatron's Booth

Albatron's Booth

Featuring up to four independent LCDs, HD content playback, multi-channel audio, gaming, GPS and mapping, the whole Albatron car infotainment system makes use of a mini ITX PC embedded design to keep things small and low powered.

Infotainment car this may be, but that doesn't mean it needs to be geeky. Take a look behind the MOMO wheel and check out the two LCDs that can display route/GPS information and of course entertainment.

The KI51PV-754 is the mini ITX motherboard used in Albatron's car infotainment setup. This board is based on NVIDIA's GeForce 6150 chipset, thus it will have a powerful GPU that has HD decoding capabilities as well as decent features. However, this board is only designed for old Socket 754.

The Albatron PX965 is one of the new Intel Broadwater motherboards that have been emerging this Computex. It has a clean layout optimizes for dual graphics setups.

The Albatron Nano Abox is a small form factor mobile Core Duo/Solo board featuring the Intel 945PM/ICH7 chipset.

For a change, Albatron had on display a 7900 GX2 duo board card. However, this is the precursor to the recently launched 7950 GX2. Even specification-wise, they are identical to each other (500MHz core with 1GB DDR3 memory). Looks like they haven't got their 7950 GX2 ready, so lets hope they have something more elaborate planned for it (if it all possible).

The 7900 GT Super High as its name implies is a pre-overclocked board for the enthusiast market. Albatron has the GeForce 7900 GT clocked at 550MHz. This is the 256MB version and it kind of looks similar to another vendor's overclocked version, doesn't it?

Albatron's GeForce 7300 GT clocked at 400MHz and has 256MB of DDR2 memory. The graphics card also sports Albatron's new heat-pipe passive cooling design. Again the design principle rings a familiar bell.