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VIA K8T800 Performance Motherboard Shootout - Gigabyte, MSI and ABIT - Gigabyte K8VNXP - Specifications

It's time for the battle of the big guns in the AMD Athlon 64 motherboard department. We've collected three high-end performance motherboards from Gigabyte, MSI and ABIT which are all based on VIA's K8T800 chipset and tossed them all in the ring to fight it to the death with our still shiny Athlon 64 3200+ processor. Let the fight begin ladies and gentleman!

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

Specifications of the Gigabyte K8VNXP

 

Processor

 

Socket 754 for AMD Athlon64

 

Chipset

 

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

 

Memory

 

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

 

CD/AUX in

 

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

 

Power

 

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.

 

BIOS

 

2 X 4M bit flash ROM, Award BIOS

 

Other Features

 

Xpress™ Installation,

 

Xpress™ Recovery

 

Q-Flash™

 

@BIOS™

 

 

 

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