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DFI NS70-EL SiS645DX Motherboard Review - DFI NS70-EL - Page 2

With Intel and VIA battling it out over the high-end chipset market, many folks have missed a sleeper coming into the picture. SiS has brought into being a Pentium 4 chipset that supports most of today's top tier capabilities and makes for some very surprising (and pleasing) results in the benchmarking department. Come join Asher "Acid" Moses as he takes a hard look at the DFI NS70-EL featuring the SiS645DX chipset. The results just may turn your head.

| Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Mar 28, 2002 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 9.0%      Manufacturer: DFI



- Chipset


SiS 645DX/961B


- CPU Socket


Socket 478


- CPU Supported


Intel Pentium 4 processor (Supports 400MHz/533MHz system data bus)


- Memory


3 x DDR sockets


Max. 3GB


Supports PC2700(DDR333)/PC2100(DDR266)/PC1600(DDR200)




Dual PIO mode 3/4/5/6 EIDE channels; up to 4 IDE devices


UltraDMA/133 transfer rate up to 133MB/sec


- Super I/O


2 x NS16C550A compatible UARTs


1 x SPP/ECP/EPP parallel port


- External Connectors


2 x USB, 1 x RJ45 LAN, 2 x DB-9, 1 x DB-25, 1 x mouse,1 x keyboard, 1 x game/MIDI, 3 x Audio jacks


- Internal Connectors


1 x connector for 2 additional external USB, 1 x external line-out and mic-in jacks, 2 x audio connectors, 1x IrDA, 2 x IDE, 1x Floppy, 2 x ATX power, 1 x WOL,1 x WOR, CPU fan and system fan connectors


- Power Management


ACPI and OS direct power management


Wake-on event: RTC/USB/Modem/LAN/Keyboard/Mouse


- Hardware Monitor


System, processor temperature, voltage and fan speed


- Expansion Slots


1 AGP slot (Supports AGP 4x/2x)


5 PCI slots


1 CNR slot


- Audio On Board


AC'97 Audio codec


- LAN On Board


ADMtek AN983B fast ethernet controller




Award 2Mbit


- Form Factors


ATX, 4 layers


30.5 cm x 23 cm


12 inch. x 9.05 inch


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