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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.

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





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 ™




AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor




800 MHz




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




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




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 )






Form Factor


ATX ( 305*244 mm )




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