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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!

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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




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




FCC Class B & CE EMI Regulation Compliant.




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




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