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Battle of the i845 Titans; MSI -vs- Soyo -vs- Gigabyte - Specifications that matter


By: | Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: May 1, 2002 4:00 am

Specification - MSI 845 Ultra ARU

 

- CPU

 

Supports Intel Pentium 4 1.4GHz ~ 2GHz Socket 478 CPU Willamette

 

Supports Intel Pentium 4 2.0GHz ~ 2.4GHz+ Socket 478 Northwood

 

- Chipset

 

Intel i845D AGPset

 

i82845D MCH

 

i82801BA ICH2

 

Intel Hub Architecture Interconnect at 266MB/s

 

- Bus Frequency

 

100MHz Internal

 

400MHz External

 

Netburst Micro Architecture

 

- Expansion Slots

 

1 AGP 4x (1.5v only)

 

5 PCI

 

1 CNR

 

- Expansion Ports

 

1 PS2 Keyboard Port

 

1 PS2 Mouse Port

 

4 USB 1.1 Ports (2 rear accessible, 2 via expansion bracket)

 

4 USB 2.0 ports (4 via expansion bracket)

 

2 Serial Ports

 

1 Parallel Port

 

3 Audio Ports

 

1 Game Port

 

- Special Features

 

BIOS overclocking control of FSB, multiplier, Vcore and VIO

 

Promise ATA-133 RAID Controller

 

NEC USB2.0 Controller

 

Specifications - Gigabyte GA-8IRXP

 

- CPU

 

Supports Intel Pentium 4 1.4GHz ~ 2GHz Socket 478 CPU Willamette

 

Supports Intel Pentium 4 2.0GHz ~ 2.4GHz+ Socket 478 Northwood

 

- Chipset

 

Intel i845D AGPset

 

i82845D MCH

 

i82801BA ICH2

 

Intel Hub Architecture Interconnect at 266MB/s

 

- Bus Frequency

 

100MHz Internal

 

400MHz External

 

Netburst Micro Architecture

 

- Expansion Slots

 

1 AGP 4x (1.5v only)

 

6 PCI

 

1 CNR

 

- Expansion Ports

 

1 PS2 Keyboard Port

 

1 PS2 Mouse Port

 

4 USB 1.1 Ports (2 rear accessible, 2 via expansion bracket)

 

4 USB 2.0 Ports (4 via expansion bracket)

 

2 Serial Ports

 

1 Parallel Port

 

3 Audio Ports

 

1 Game Port

 

1 SPDIF/Optical Out

 

- Special Features

 

BIOS overclocking control of FSB, multiplier, Vcore and VIO, Vagp

 

Promise ATA-133 RAID Controller

 

Onboard Creative SoundBlaster PCI128 Chip

 

NEC USB2.0 Controller

 

Specifications - Soyo P4I Fire Dragon

 

- CPU

 

Supports Intel Pentium 4 1.4GHz ~ 2GHz Socket 478 CPU Willamette

 

Supports Intel Pentium 4 2.0GHz ~ 2.4GHz+ Socket 478 Northwood

 

- Chipset

 

Intel i845D AGPset

 

i82845D MCH

 

i82801BA ICH2

 

Intel Hub Architecture Interconnect at 266MB/s

 

- Bus Frequency

 

100MHz Internal

 

400MHz External

 

Netburst Micro Architecture

 

- Expansion Slots

 

1 AGP 4x (1.5v only)

 

6 PCI

 

1 CNR

 

- Expansion Ports

 

1 PS2 Keyboard Port

 

1 PS2 Mouse Port

 

4 USB 1.1 Ports (2 rear accessible, 2 via expansion bracket)

 

2 Firewire Connectors (1 Internal, 1 on EZ Box)

 

2 Serial Ports

 

1 Parallel Port

 

3 Audio Ports

 

1 Game Port

 

1 SPDIF/Optical Out module

 

- Special Features

 

BIOS overclocking control of FSB, multiplier, Vcore and VIO, Vagp

 

Highpoint ATA-133 RAID Controller

 

Texas Instruments Firewire Controller

 

C-Media 8738 6ch Audio Controller.

 

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