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VIA K8T800 Performance Motherboard Shootout - Gigabyte, MSI and ABIT - ABIT KV8 MAX3 - 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 KV8 MAX3

 

CPU

 

Supports AMD socket 754 Athlon 64 CPU with 800 MHz FSB

 

CPU Integrated Memory Controller

 

72-bit memory controller supports DDR at 266, 333 and 400MHz (ECC)

 

Support 3 DIMM DDR 333

 

Support 2 DIMM DDR 400

 

Support 3 DIMM up to 2GB Max.

 

Chipset

 

VIA K8T800 / VT8237 chipset

 

Supports Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface (ACPI)

 

Accelerated Graphics Port connector supports AGP 8X/4X (0.8V/1.5V)

 

SATA

 

Supports SATA data transfer rates at 150 MB/s (1.5G bps)

 

2nd SATA RAID

 

On board SATA RAID PCI Controller

 

Supports 4 x SATA 150 RAID 0/1/0+1

 

Gigabit LAN

 

On board 10/100/1000 Mb PCI Ethernet Controller

 

IEEE 1394a

 

Supports IEEE 1394a at 100/200/400 Mb/s transfer rate

 

Audio

 

6-Channel AC 97 CODEC on board

 

Professional digital audio interface supports S/P DIF optical In/Out

 

ABIT Engineered

 

ABIT ìGuru™ Technology

 

ABIT SoftMenu™ Technology to set CPU parameters

 

ABIT OTES™ Technology

 

ABIT FanEQ™ Technology

 

CPU ThermalGuard™ Technology

 

CPU TweakGuard™ Technology

 

Internal I/O Connectors

 

1 AGP 8X/4X slot, 5 PCI slots

 

Floppy Port supports up to 2.88 MB

 

2 x Ultra DMA 33/66/100/133 Connectors

 

6 x SATA 150 RAID Connectors

 

2 x USB headers, 2 x IEEE 1394a header, 2 x CD-IN

 

Back Panel I/O

 

1 x PS/2 Keyboard, 1 x PS/2 mouse

 

1 x S/P DIF Output, 1 x S/P DIF Input

 

Audio connectors (Front Speaker, Line-in, Mic-in, Center/Sub, Surround Speaker)

 

2 x USB, 1 x IEEE 1394a Connector

 

2 x USB, 1 x RJ-45 LAN Connector

 

Miscellaneous

 

ATX form factor

 

 

 

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