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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

Specifications

 

- 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)

 

- PCI IDE

 

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

 

- BIOS

 

Award 2Mbit

 

- Form Factors

 

ATX, 4 layers

 

30.5 cm x 23 cm

 

12 inch. x 9.05 inch

 

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