Microsoft wireless desktop receiver
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ECS AMD690GM-M2: Budget Solution for HD Video Lovers
Despite the fact that the AMD 690G chipset, also known as ATI RS690, has not yet been officially presented, motherboards based on it are already falling into the hands of journalists.
Recall that not so long ago we wrote about the EPoX EP-AT690G Pro, and now there is information about a mATX-board based on this set of system logic, which is being prepared by Elitegroup.
ECS AMD690GM-M2 is targeted at buyers with high-definition video playback as one of their top priorities. This is a board that has a DVI output with HDCP support, which means that there should be no problems with playing back protected video. The source says that a new model of the board, already equipped with HDMI, may come out a little later.
There are no technical details about the board yet, we can only comment on its photo. Two slots for DDR2-533 / 667/800 memory, one PCI Express x16, one PCI Express x1, two PCI. The manufacturer decided not to give up the analog VGA output – the product is clearly aimed at the budget segment of the market, where monitors without DVI are not so rare.
We can definitely say that the new product is designed to work in conjunction with AMD Athlon X2 / Athlon 64 / Sempron (AM2) processors.
Neither the terms of availability on the market, nor the price have been announced yet.