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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 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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