Super Micro Computer launches 2 new desktop platforms


Super Micro Computer has recently rolled out a couple of new desktop platforms that are based on the new Intel G45 and G43 (Eaglelake) Express chipsets, bringing even more options to the table for those who want to venture into the world of computing for the first time. According to Charles Liang, CEO and president of Supermicro, “Our new C2SEA and C2SEE desktop platforms based on the Intel G45 and G43 Express chipsets deliver workstation performance to the desktop market. These cost-effective solutions deliver outstanding processing performance with support for the latest 45 nm quad-core processors, as well as the best digital video with support for HD DVD and Blu-Ray high-definition formats. In addition, DDR3 memory consumes less power compared to DDR2, so customers benefit with better performance and more energy savings.”

These platforms also come with a PCI-E 2.0 x16 slot for those who want to get in their spot of gaming with a dedicated graphics card, and that alone will double the I/O bandwidth to 5 Gb/s from 2.5 Gb/s. These new releases won’t leave existing PCI-E 1.1 graphics cards in the dark as they are fully compatible with the new PCI-E 2.0 specification. C2SEA also features a complete high-definition playback solution with full bit-rate support at 1080i/p resolution. Both the C2SEA and C2SEE will support high-definition 7.1 channel audio via an S/PDIF connector as well as half a dozen analog audio outputs. In addition, other connectivity options include the following :-

  • Six SATA ports
  • Twelve USB ports
  • One PCI-E 2.0 x16 slot
  • A second PCI-E x16 slot (x4 electrical)
  • A PCI-E x1 slot
  • Legacy 32-bit PCI slots
  • A Gigabit LAN port

They are specially designed for Supermicro’s SC733T-465 and SC733i-465 mid-tower chassis, being based on the ATX form factor. No idea on how much these will cost though, but they shouldn’t break the bank.

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