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VIA K8T800 Performance Motherboard Shootout - Gigabyte, MSI and ABIT

By: Shawn Baker | Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Dec 29, 2003 5:00 am

Specifications of the Gigabyte K8VNXP




Socket 754 for AMD Athlon64




VIA K8T800 Chipset


VIA VT8237 Chipset


Super I/O: ITE IT8705 chip


Integrated peripherials


GigaRAID ATA 133 RAID controller


T.I. IEEE1394b controller


Realtek 8110S Gigabit Ethernet controller


Realtek 8201 PHY LAN chip


Realtek ALC658 Audio AC'97 Codec




Type: DDR400/ 333/ 266- 184pin


Max capacity: Up to 3GB by 3 DIMM slots


Internal I/O Connectors


2 x Serial ATA connector


4 x UDMA ATA 133/100/66 Bus Master IDE connectors


1 x FDD connector


2 x USB 2.0/1.1 connectors (supports 4 ports)


2 x IEEE 1394b connectors (supports 3 ports)


S/P DIF input/output pin header


3 x cooling fan pin headers




1 x Game/Midi connector


Expansion Slots


1 x AGP slot (8x/4x-AGP 3.0 compliant), supports 1.5v display card only.


5 x PCI slots (PCI 2.2 compliant)


1 x DPS slot


Rear Panel I/O


PS/2 Keyboard / Mouse


4 x USB 2.0/1.1 ports


2 x RJ45 ports


2 x COM ports


1 x LPT


Audio (1 x Line-in / 1 x Line-out / 1 x Mic) connector


CPU/AGP/DIMM setting


CPU FSB / Vcore Voltage adjustable via BIOS


AGP Voltage / Clock adjustable via BIOS


DIMM Voltage / Clock adjustable via BIOS




ATX power connector and ATX 12V connector


Power-off by Windows 98/ Me/ 2000/ XP shut down and switch


Form Factor


ATX form factor


30.5 x 24.4 cm


H/W Monitoring


System health status auto-detect and report by BIOS


Hardware detecting and reporting for case open, CPU voltage, and fan speed.




2 X 4M bit flash ROM, Award BIOS


Other Features


Xpress™ Installation,


Xpress™ Recovery






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