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Dual G3/G4 microATX Mainboard - Codename PEGASOS

With it's PEGASOS development bplan GmbH of germany brings PowerPC performance to the Power Users!

By using a modular system design, the mainboard can be easily upgraded to fit the needs and demands of the users. With todays standard interfaces already integrated into the PEGASOS mainboard, users will be able to easily connect standard components (such as hard drives or CD-Rom drives ) and a wide range of high-end devices such as digital video cameras to the system.

While PEGASOS itself is widely scaleable to the users needs, it is an easy task for retailers or OEMs to configure the system for their demands. By hitting the best price/performance point for the selected configuration, systems starting with one CPU (at entry level) to multiple PPC G4 based cluster computers can be build useing the same hardware.

PEGASOS Specification:

microATX Mainboard

133 MHz Processor Slot

Optional with 350 MHz G3 PowerPC / 512k Cache
up to Dual G4 PowerPC / 2 MB Cache at state of the art speedgrades

PC133 SDRAM Memory for a total of 2 modules

AGP Slot

Optional with Matrox G450 Dualhead or user selectable graphics card

PCI Subsystem

with a total of 3 slots to be used for custom expansion

FireWire

at 100/200/400 MBit Transfer rates

10/100 MBit Network

USB I/O System

with a total of 4 connectors

AC97 Sound Subsystem

with Mic. In, Line In/Out
and Headset support
Optional Soundblaster Live! (uses one PCI Slot)

IRDA

for comunication with PDAs and other IRDA devices

ATA100

with up to 4 devices

KBD

for PS2 compatible keyboards

Mouse

for PS2 compatible pointing devices

Seriell

two channel RS232

Parallel

standard Centronics

Floppy

Gameport

to be used with PC style joysticks/gamepads


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