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AMD Athlon 64 Chipset Royal Rumble - December 2003 - ALI M1687 - Soyo SY-K8USA 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!

| AMD CPUs & APUs in CPUs, Chipsets & SoCs | Posted: Nov 30, 2003 5:00 am

Specifications

 

Interface

 

Socket 754

 

Chipset Description

 

AMD 8151 (ALI M1687) / M1563 chipset

 

Supports 266/333/400 MHz FSB

 

Graphics Info

 

AGP slot supporting up to 8X AGP PRO

 

Form Factor

 

ATX

 

Memory Type

 

DDR400/333/266 SDRAM

 

Memory Description

 

Three 184-pin DDR 2.5V DIMM sockets support up to 2GB (DDR 266/333/400)

 

Expansion Slots

 

Five 32-bit Bus Mastering PCI slots (V2.2 compliant)

 

One Universal 8X AGP PRO slot (supports 8x/4x modes)

 

Expansion Slot Types

 

Five 32-bit Bus Mastering PCI

 

IDE Type

 

UDMA 66/100/133

 

IDE Description

 

3 independent channels for six IDE devices (one for RAID)

 

2 channels Serial ATA IDE ports with RAID capability

 

Supports RAID 0, 1

 

Supports up to PIO mode 5 & Ultra DMA 66/100/133

 

IEEE1394 Description

 

2 pin headers (VIA 6306 chipset)

 

Audio Description

 

On board CMI 9739 AC97 Codec 6 channels audio solution

 

IO Port Description

 

Two RS-232 serial ports (16550 UART compatible)

 

One parallel printer port (SPP/EPP/ECP mode)

 

One FDD port (supports 3 modes, 1.2/1.44/2.88MB FDD)

 

Provides FIR port with optional cable for transceiver

 

Provides 6 USB 2.0 ports (4* rear, 2 pin header)

 

Provides 3 IEEE 1394 (2 pin header)

 

IO Connection Description

 

PS/2 Mini-DIN mouse & keyboard ports

 

Two USB 2.0 ports

 

One embedded RJ45 LAN connector (10/100/1000) GigaLAN

 

One IEEE 1394 Firewire port

 

Two D-Sub 9-pin male serial ports

 

One D-Sub 25-pin female printer port

 

Audio I/O: LINE-OUT x 1, LINE-IN x 1, MIC JACK x 1

 

BIOS Description

 

Award PCI BIOS with ACPI function

 

Supports multiple-boot from E-IDE / SCSI / CD-ROM / FDD / LS120 / ZIP

 

2 Mbyte Flash ROM

 

Health Monitoring Description

 

On board voltage monitors

 

CPU fan speed monitor

 

CPU temperature monitoring through thermal sensor

 

CPU overheating protection

 

Dimension Description

 

Four layers, 30.5 cm x 24.5 cm (12" x 9.6")

 

ATX form factor

 

Certification

 

FCC Class B & CE EMI Regulation Compliant.

 

Compatibilities

 

WinXP / Win2000 / WinNT / WinME / Win98SE / Linux / FreeBSD

 

 

 

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