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AMD Athlon 64 Motherboards Head to Head - Albatron vs. EPoX - Specifications - Albatron K8X800 Pro II

In the first of our AMD Athlon 64 Motherboard Head to Head articles we put the Albatron K8X800 Pro II up against the EPoX 8HDA3 which are both based on VIA's K8T800 chipset with the VT8237 Southbridge.

| Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Dec 10, 2003 5:00 am

Specifications

 

Features

 

AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor

 

Socket 754 with FSB 800 MHz

 

3 DDR200/266/333/400 Memory Sockets

 

Built-in VIA Envy 24PT with 8 channel Audio Support

 

(Bundle SPDIF2 Card Optional)

 

3Com 1Gbits LAN

 

2 Serial ATA150 Channels, Serial ATA RAID 0,1

 

2 IEEE1394 Ports

 

2 ATA133 Channels, up to 4 ATA 133 IDE Devices

 

8 USB 2.0/1.1 Ports (6 ports by optional cable)

 

BIOS Mirror ™

 

Voice Genie ™

 

Processor

 

AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor

 

FSB

 

800 MHz

 

Chipset

 

North Bridge : VIA K8T800

 

South Bridge : VIA VT8237

 

LAN Chip : 3Com 3C940

 

IEEE1394 Chip : VIA VT6307

 

Audio Chip : VIA VT1720 Evny 24PT

 

I/O Chip: Winbond Smart I/O W83697HF

 

Memory

 

3 * DDR Sockets:

 

DDR200/266/333/400 NON-ECC DDR SDRAM up to 3GB

 

Expansion Slots

 

1 x AGP(3.0) 8X slot (1.5V only)

 

6 x PCI slots (PCI 2.2 compliant)

 

IDE Connectors

 

2 ATA133/100/66 Channels, up to 4 ATA 133/100/66 IDE devices

 

2 Serial ATA150 Channels, up to 2 Serial ATA150 Hard Drives

 

Onboard I/O Connectors

 

1 x Floppy Connector

 

3 x USB 2.0/1.1 header (6 ports by optional cable)

 

2 x IEEE1394 header (2 ports IEEE1394 cable optional)

 

1 x CD_IN header

 

1 x S/PDIF in/out header (S/PDIF in/out cable optional)

 

1 x CPU fan header ( 1 fan rotation detection function )

 

2 x System fan headers ( 2 fan rotation detection function )

 

1 x 10 pin system panel header (Intel spec)

 

1 x 3 pin Power LED header

 

1 x Front audio header (Intel spec)

 

1 x IrDA header

 

1 x Case Open detection header

 

2 x 5 pin Com port header

 

2 x 8 pin Game Port header

 

I/O via Back Panel

 

PS/2 keyboard/mouse, 2 x USB(2.0/1.1), RJ45,1 x Com(serial), 1 x Parallel,1x Line-in/Line-out(Speaker Out)/MIC/SUR_CEN/SUR/R:WOF,L:CEN

 

Power

 

20-pin ATX power connector, 4-pin ATX 12V power connector

 

BIOS Feature

 

4Mb Flash EEPROM

 

Award BIOS with ACPI, DMI2.0, PnP, WfM2.0, Green Suspend to RAM (S3), Suspend to Disk (S4) Wake on keyboard/mouse, Wake on LAN/RTC Timer

 

Hardware Monitoring

 

3 FAN sensors, CPU/System voltages and temperature monitoring

 

Special Feature

 

Zero Jumper Design

 

BIOS Mirror ™ Protect BIOS by creating an original mirror image of itself

 

Voice Genie™ Voice Troubleshooting system ( four-Language )

 

Adjustable CPU frequency by 1 MHz increment, Adjustable Vcore, VAGP, VMemory for overclocking.

 

Watch Dog Timer (auto-reset system when it can not handle overclock configurations)

 

Special design for CPU Over Temperature Protection.( OTP )

 

Certifications

 

FCC, CE, BSMI

 

Form Factor

 

ATX ( 305*244 mm )

 

 

 

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