TriGem KLOSS KL-I915A Specification
|TriGem KLOSS KL-I915A|
|CPU Support||All Intel Pentium 4 LGA775 Processors|
|Northbridge||Intel i915G 'Grantsdale-G'|
|Memory Support||2 slots, DDR400, 2GB max, dual-channel|
|PEG16X||One slot from i915G|
|Audio||C-Media CMI9880 8-channel HD Audio CODEC from ICH6 feed|
|Audio Connectivity||6 port backplane speaker, 2 S/PDIF optical input and output, headphone output, microphone input|
|PCI||1 x 32-bit 33MHz PCI 2.1 slot|
|IDE||1 ATA100 compliant ports from ICH6|
|SATA||2 ports from ICH6|
|Networking||Marvell Yukon®-EC 88E8050 PCI Express™ Gigabit Ethernet Controller, 10/100/1000Mbit, PCI Express connected on ICH6|
|USB||ICH6, 3 x backplane USB2.0, 2 x front panel I/O USB2.0|
|FireWire||FireWire400, 1 backplane port (powered), 1 x front panel port (unpowered), from VIA VT6307|
|Other I/O||PS/2, 1 x Serial, Floppy, 1 x VGA from GMA900 on i915G MCH|
|Possible Storage||1 optical and 2 HDD, or 1 optical, 1 HDD and a floppy drive|
TriGem use i915G Grantsdale-G for KLOSS and that affords the system on-board VGA from the GMA900 embedded into the MCH, PCI Express for graphics. Pairing i915G with ICH6 means Intel's new disk controller, PCI Express for peripherals to which TriGem attach a native PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller, HD Audio which feeds a CMI9880 8-channel audio CODEC and twin S/PDIF optical ports.
Overall, it's a specification to absolutely kick Shuttle's recently released SB77G5 into touch, the KLOSS better specified in nearly all areas. On-board VGA means KLOSS is useful for those on the PEG16X graphics upgrade path, and it makes it appealing to corporates too (although the facia style negates the GMA900 graphics advantage to that market in some respects as you'll see).
You can fill the chassis with a couple of hard disks, an optical device and a floppy drive, as you can in the SB77G5 XPC and as you'll see, the innovative cooling solution and chassis layout make the KLOSS very appealing on paper. Let's check it out in more detail.