Elitegroup Computer Systems, Inc.(ECS®), the world’s leading computer component and notebook manufacturer, today announced the new RoHS-compliant KN3 SLI2 Extreme motherboard for the AMD® socket AM2 platform. Taking full advantage of the latest NVIDIA® nForce™ 590 SLI™ media communication processor (MCP), ECS Elitegroup’ KN3 SLI2 Extreme motherboard gives the enthusiasts and the gamers a potent mix of dual full-bandwidth graphics support and platform performance promised by the efficient design of the latest AM2 processor architecture. The new KN3 SLI2 Extreme supports a wide variety of AM2 processor types, including AMD Athlon™ FX, Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core, Athlon 64, and Sempron™. With the introduction of the AM2 processors, AMD users can now take advantage of the lower voltage requirement and higher clock speed design of DDR2 to gain more computing power. KN3 SLI2 Extreme supports a range of DDR2 speeds, including DDR2-533 (PC4300), DDR2-667 (PC5400) to DDR2-800 (PC6400). Designed with application versatility in mind, the latest Extreme offering can be used as basis to an ultimate gaming machine or a multimedia power house. For the gamers and the enthusiasts, the KN3 SLI2 supports ECS Elitegroup’ proprietary Scalable Dual Graphic Engines (SDGE) architecture that leverages NVIDIA SLI technology by enabling two SLI graphics cards to work together to generate stunning 3D graphics and improved performance by up to 70%. SDGE drives optimal user experience by supporting simultaneous display on up to four devices. In the case of a single PCI Express graphics card, SDGE further amplifies performance thanks to its highly efficient design. Meeting the stringent requirements of AMD Live™ digital media platform, KN3 SLI2 turbo-charges the platform to create and bring digital media content to all rooms of a home. The KN3 SLI2 features an 8-channel audio codec for great HD audio, plus numerous I/O and storage options including 6 x SATAII 3.0 Gb/s ports, 8 x USB 2.0 ports, Dual Gigabit Ethernet ports, RAID 5 support, 2 x S/PDIF (Optical and Coaxial), and 2 x 1394A Firewire ports For the overclocking minded enthusiasts, ECS Elitegroup’ new KN3 SLI2 features enhanced Instant Overclocking Controller (IOC). When changes in CPU loads are detected, IOS automatically boost frequency to enhance overall performance without slow down, making it an ideal tool for novice enthusiasts and advanced users. As a part of the SLI ecosystem, KN3 SLI2 Extreme motherboard is SLI Ready and designed to deliver unparalleled user experience when combined with other SLI ready components such as graphics cards and memory. These components have been tested together to ensure rock solid stability and optimal performance even under the most performance-intensive environments. The new KN3 SLI2 Extreme motherboard is available through ECS Elitegroup’ worldwide authorized distributors and resellers. For more information on the motherboard, please visit http://www.ecsusa.com. For where to buy information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.