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Supermicro Announces Four PentiumĀ® II Solutions
P6SKS/P6SKE/P6SNE II Motherboard Supports Both PentiumĀ® Pro and PentiumĀ® II
San Jose, Calif. (May 7, 1997) - SUPERMICRO today announced four new Pentium II 233/266/300 MHz motherboards including the industrys first motherboard to support both the Pentium Pro and Pentium II processors. SUPER P6SKS/P6SKE/P6SNE II provides both a conventional socket for the Pentium Pro and a "Slot 1" SECC (Single Edge Cartridge Connector) for the Pentium II. The other new motherboard, SUPER P6DKF, provides maximum performance by supporting dual Pentium II processors.

"Our new P6SKS/P6SKE/P6SNE II motherboard offers customers the flexibility and convenience of buying a motherboard now that will accommodate both their present and future needs," commented Charles Liang, President and CEO of SUPERMICRO. "When a new CPU is introduced, there is usually a product shortage in the early time frame of its release. The P6SKS/P6SKE/P6SNE II assures our customers that they will be able to design, build, and ship systems without worrying about CPU availability."

The unique design of the P6SKS/P6SKE/P6SNE II allows easy upgrading from the Pentium Pro to a 233, 266, 300 MHz or higher speed Pentium II simply by replacing the CPU, eliminating the bother of swapping motherboards.

"The Pentium Pro is both readily available and affordable at the present time," added Mr. Liang. "If the Pentium II is as popular as I believe it will be, it will be in short supply for at least one or two quarters. Our customers will have a cost-effective upgrade path that will allow them to take advantage of the Pentium II performance without worrying about product availability."

Based on the Intel 440 FX chipset, the high performance, ATX 2.01 compliant, P6SKS supports up to 768 MB RAM, and includes 4 PCI and 4 ISA slots. I/O ports include an ECP/EPP parallel port, PS/2 mouse and PS/2 keyboard, 2 serial ports and 2 USB ports. The on-board Adaptec 7880 Ultrawide SCSI delivers superior disk I/O performance.

SUPER P6SKE has the same features as SUPER P6SKS without the on-board SCSI controller. SUPER P6SNE II is baby AT size.

SUPER P6DKF is full AT size. Based on the Intel 440 FX chipset, the dual Pentium II P6DKF supports up to 1 GB RAM, and includes 5 PCI and 4 ISA slots, ECP/EPP parallel port, PS/2 mouse and PS/2 keyboard, 2 serial ports and 2 USB ports.

Included on all boards are system overheat control. In addition, optional system management modules provide complete system management including temperature and voltage monitoring, system intruder detection, redundant power supply and UPS failure detection. They are compatible with Intel LANDesk Manager.

Available for immediate volume shipment from stock, all motherboards have been extensively field tested. The boards are also available pre-mounted in a chassis with power supply and thermal control to ensure maximum reliability.


SUPERMICRO is a high-end motherboard and server manufacturer. Since its founding in 1993, SUPERMICRO has led the industry in delivering leading edge technology such as the I2O architecture. SUPERMICRO strives to build long-term relationships with its customers by providing outstanding engineering innovation, quality, and reliability. SUPERMICROs Server and Workstation Building Block Solution provide proven building blocks, decreasing time to market and ensuring interoperability of all components.