Taipei (Taiwan) - Motherboard maker Iwill today announced a high-end board that can carry two AMD Opteron processors and up to 64 GByte of DDR memory or 8 DIMMs for each CPU.
The new DK88 is the first mass-produced board that can carry up to 16 memory modules for a maximum capacity of 64 GByte, once 4 GByte devices become available on a broad basis. Iwill said that it used a chose digital voltage regulator module instead of the traditional aluminum electrolytic capacitors, which resulted in significant space savings on the board and provided sufficient room for more memory modules.
According to the manufacturer, the board supports registered memory with ECC and chip-kill function and targets memory intensive applications, for example in the EDA and CAD areas.
Additional features include PCI Express x16 and x8 as well as a PCI-X 133 slot, dual Gbit Ethernet controllers and support for SATA II with RAID 0, 1, and 0+1. Pricing and availability details have not been announced.