Rioworks mobo introduced

No ISA slot -- the first of many

Rioworks has joined the list of motherboard vendors to introduce support for Intel's 810 chipset. The company said that the BS81-M will support chips running at 300MHz-433MHz or higher. Interestingly, Rioworks said that the board is suitable for corporate IT environments, confirming the acceptance of the low priced Celeron, rather than highly priced Pentium IIs. The BS81-M has support for 2D and 3D graphics, AC97 Audio, an AMR slot and supports Ultra DMA/66. There is no ISA slot on the board, confirming that mobo manufacturers are beginning to follow the Wintel plan to eliminate so-called legacy systems. ®

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