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AMD Athlon 64 Chipset Royal Rumble - December 2003 - nVidia nForce 3 - Soltek SL-K8AN-RL Specifications

AMD has given us mainstream 64-bit processing and now we have a bunch of chipsets to join the joy ride. Today we pit all the newest chipsets from VIA, SIS, nVidia and ALI and find out who our best choice is for our Athlon 64 powered motherboard!

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AMD Athlon™64 Single Processor support




nVIDIA nForce3 150


- AMD Athlon™64 Single Processor support


- HyperTransport link to the AMD K8 CPU


- AGP3.0 8X interface at 533MT/s


- PCI 2.3 interface supporting up to 5 PCI slots


- 1 SATA interface


- AMD K8 CPU power sequencing protection logic


- LPC Bus 1.0 compatible interface


- 6 USB2.0/1.1 Ports


- 6-channel AC'97 Audio




2 DDR DIMM 184-pin slots on board


Supporting Single-channel DDR400/333 SDRAM up to 2GBs


On-Board EIDE


2 x UATA 133/100/66 IDE ports (up to 4 ATAPI Devices)


1 x additional ATA-133/100/66 connector by Promise PDC20378 (SL-K8AN-RL only)


Serial ATA Interface


1 x SATA Port supported by nVIDIA nForce 150 (with Marvell 8818030 bridge)


2 x SATA Ports supported by Promise PDC20378 RAID Controller (SL-K8AN-RL only)


Integrated Super I/O


1 x Floppy Port


2 x Serial Ports


1 x Parallel Port


1 x PS/2 Mouse connector


1 x PS/2 Keyboard connector


6 x USB Ports (4 integrated, 1 optional cable to provide 2 more USB ports)


1 x Audio Port


1 x RJ45 LAN Port (SL-K8AN-RL only)


Expansion Slots


1 x AGP 8X/4X Slot


5 x PCI Bus Master Slots (32-bit)


Form Factor


ATX Form Factor (220mm x 305mm)






Flash Memory for easy upgrade


Other Features


BIOS FSB, Vcore Setting


H/W Monitor


BIOS AGP, DIMM Voltage Setting


SATA RAID 1, or RAID 0 (SL-K8AN-RL only)


BIOS Writing Protection


STR Function (Optional)


LAN function (SL-K8AN-RL only)


SmartDoc. Anti-burning Shield (Optional)


6-channel AC'97 Audio function


RedStorm Overclocking (Optional)




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