The motherboard Albatron KX600 is a classical and not expensive model from the company, which received good recommendations. The Albatron KX600 Pro is another modification of this line that has almost similar characteristics, but the PCB design is a little bit different.
This is a narrow motherboard with compact sizes. Such cards have less convenient interconnections. There are potential troubles for the work with FDD sockets, audio inputs and IDE. The cables will lie above the memory modules, though these modules will be blocked by the installed AGP video card. However, the access to available bridges will be possible even after the installation of the motherboard. There is a short description of the bridges functionality at the textolite of the Albatron KX600.
The motherboard includes some voltage stabilizers. A double channel impulse stabilizer of the processor voltage uses three condensers for 3300 mkf and five condensers for 2200 mkf. There are also AGP and memory bus voltage stabilizers.
The motherboard has parameters 305x 200 mm according to requirements for the narrow ATX form-factor. The card Albatron KX600 applies possibilities, provided by the micro-chip ITE IT8705F. These functions control the following electrical and mechanical parameters of the system: the voltage of the processor and battery: +3,3, +5, ±12, and +5 Standby; the speed of rotation for two air-exhausters; the temperature of the processor and the motherboard.
The motherboard Albatron KX600 Pro does not have unsoldered elements, as well as a network controller and proper socket. The pair KX600 and KX600 Pro has some analogues on the KT400 chipsets: - KX400-8XV Pro, KX400-8XV, KT400A (KX400-8XV Pro v2.0 and KX400-8XV v2.0). The functionality of the northern bridge depends on the used chipset for the mentioned motherboards. This feature does not affect interconnections of the hardware in any case. The southern bridge is the same for all the models of Albatron motherboards.
The back panel of the motherboard includes PS/2 ports for a mouse and keyboard, two sockets USB (2.0) and RJ-45 (Fast Ethernet). There is also one LPT-port, two COM-ports, three audio sockets and a Game-port. Hence, the Albatron motherboard will suit anyone, who would like to use his computer for entertainment.
The motherboard is compatible with processors, which can be installed to the Socket A. There are three sockets for DDR SDRAM DIMM, the slot AGP and five 32-bit 33-MHz PCI slots. You can find a standard ATX power supply socket and FDD socket as well. Hard disks should be connected via the IDE (Parallel ATA) chipset sockets.
The motherboards Albatron KX600 and KX600 Pro are provided with a standard kit: a standard box; a user's manual; a sticker with the description of the interconnections and sockets functionality; two cables ATA66/100/133; a plate for the back panel of the computer with four sockets USB (2.0); a CD with software - drivers, needed for the work of the motherboard, the Adobe Acrobat Reader, the DirectX 9.0, PC-Cillin 2002.