I got this in my email box this morning from both ULi and ASRock. The ULi 1695 chipset supports both PCI Express x16 and native AGP 8x graphics interfaces. This particular board from ASRock also supports CPU upgrade modules and they are touting support for future M2 processors next year via one of these modules. Below is the full release I received.
Taipei, Taiwan–(BUSINESS WIRE)â€”August 31, 2005– ULi Electronics Inc. (ULi), a leading core logic chipset manufacturer, and ASRock Inc. together announces the availability of much-awaited M1695/M1567-based motherboard – ASRock 939 Dual-SATA2.
Featuring ULi’s TGi Technology, the ASRock 939 Dual-SATA2 supports 1 AGP 8x, 1 PCIe x16 slot, 1 PCIe x1 and 3 PCI slots that enable users to enjoy the freedom to continue using their AGP graphics cards while giving them enough headroom for future upgrade to PCI Express graphics cards. In addition, ULi’s TGi Technology enables users to run applications which require multiple displays.
“Devoted to bring ASRock die-hard users the best benefits, the newly released ASRock 939Dual-SATA2, is believed to draw users’ attention with its cost-effective, considerate and longevity features. Matching with ULi M1695/M1567, the life circle of 939Dual-SATA2 is unlimitedly extended. The design of both AGP8X and PCI Express graphics interface, allows users to switch graphics cards depending on their budget and needs, and the Future CPU upgrade port lets users to upgrade future CPU socket when it is mature for the market. As for the scalability of hard disk, the embedded JMicron PCI Express based SATA2 controller further extends 939Dual-SATA’s life circle by supporting Serial ATA II interface.” said ASRock.
ASRock 939 Dual-SATA2 supports AMD64 Socket 939 with a FSB of 1GHz of HTT. Providing a future CPU Upgrade Slot, ASRock 939 Dual-SATA2 offers end-users the flexibility for future CPU upgrade to Socket M2. This board offers a SATA II 3.0 Gb/s and 2 SATA 1.5Gb/s ports, RAID 0 (Striping), RAID 1 (Mirroring), and JBOD, which not only enhanced overall disk performance, but also provide utmost protection to data contents in hard drives.
ASRock 939 Dual-SATA2 Specifications
ï‚ For Socket 939: AMD Athlon 64FX and Athlon 64 processors
ï‚ FSB 1 GHz (2.0GT/s), DDR400
ï‚ HyperTransport Technology, AMD Cool’n’Quiet Technology
ï‚ Hybrid Booster – ASRock Safe Overclocking Technology
ï‚ PCI Express x16 slot, PCI Express x1 slot, AGP 8X slot
ï‚ PCI E SATA2 controller on board, optimizing the support for SATA2 HDD
ï‚ Serial ATA 1.5Gb/s, RAID 0,1,JBOD
ï‚ 7.1channel Superior Quality Audio, 10/100 Ethernet LAN
ï‚ ASRock 8CH I/O: 4 USB2.0 ports, 7.1channel audio jack