PC MicroWorks has released the Black-Hawk XR5 Quad Core Super Notebook. The new XR5 is has the ability to house two of NVIDIA's flagship mobile PCIe graphics units — the GeForce Go 8800GTX cards in SLI mode.
The new Black-Hawk uses the Intel quad core architecture previously available only in desktops and allows for more efficient multitasking, quicker encoding/rendering times and faster overall system performance. In addition to the quad CPU and dual video cards, the XR5 can house up to 3 SATA 300 hard drives in a RAID array and 4GB of 800MHz DDR2 system memory.
Traditionally, a laptop is based on a system architecture different from the platform used in desktops; however, the XR5 notebook is based on the desktop platform giving it greater flexibility in both configuration and upgradeability of the system as well as greater performance levels across the board. The new Black-Hawk systems use the more powerful desktop chipsets and CPUs to significantly boost system performance. In addition, the XR5 is more scalable than traditional notebooks in that it has the ability to upgrade the standardized PCIe graphics card(s), CPU, RAM and hard drives.
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