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Abit BD7II-RAID i845E Motherboard Review - Specifications

Abit are known for their long line of quality motherboards which are positioned right toward the enthusiast user and have continued to show the industry the way with their MAX series of motherboards which are virtually legacy free. With the release of the Intel 845E chipset, Abit has released the Abit BD7II motherboard - Will the enthusiast trend continue and does the limiting DDR-266 support of the 845E chipset restrict the boards performance against competing chipsets from other manufacturers? Read on as Asher "Acid" Moses tells us where he compares the board to the SiS 645DX chipset and the older Intel 845D chipset.

| Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: Jun 25, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 7.5%Manufacturer: Abit

Specifications

 

- CPU

 

Supports Intel Pentium 4 Socket478 processor

 

400/533MHz System Data Bus

 

- Chipset

 

Intel 845E (ICH4) chipset

 

Supports AGP 4X 1.5V device only

 

Supports Hi-Speed Universal Serial Bus (USB v2.0)

 

Supports Dual Ultra ATA 100/66/33 channels supporting 4 devices

 

- Ultra DMA 133/RAID

 

High Point HPT372 IDE Controller

 

Ultra DMA 133MB/sec data transfer rate

 

RAID0 (Stripping mode for boosting performance)

 

RAID1 (Mirroring mode for data security)

 

RAID 0+1 (Stripping and Mirroring)

 

- Memory

 

Supports Three 184 pin DDR DIMM module

 

Supports up to 2GB MAX

 

Supports PC1600 and PC2100

 

- Audio

 

AC'97 Digital Audio controller integrated

 

2 channel audio driver included

 

AC'97 Audio CODEC on board

 

- System BIOS

 

SOFT MENUTM III Technology

 

Award Plug and Play BIOS supports APM and ACPI

 

Write-Protect Anti-Virus function by AWARD BIOS

 

- Multi I/O Functions

 

2 Channels Bus Master IDE Ports support Ultra DMA 33/66/100

 

2 Channels Bus Master IDE Ports support Ultra DMA 33/66/100/133 for RAID 0/1/0+1

 

PS/2 Keyboard and PS/2 Mouse Connectors

 

1 Floppy Port (up to 2.88MB)

 

1 Parallel Port (EPP/ECP)

 

2 Serials Ports

 

2 USB 2.0 Connectors

 

Audio connector (Line-in, Line-out, MIC-in, and Game Port )

 

- LAN

 

On board RTL8100B single chip Ethernet controller with power management

 

10/100Mb Operation

 

Supports ACPI & Wake on LAN

 

Supports Full Duplex Flow Control (IEEE 802.3x) and compliant to PCI Revision 2.2

 

- Miscellaneous

 

ATX form factor

 

1 AGP4X slot,5 PCI slots

 

Hardware Monitoring ? Including Fan speed, Voltages, CPU and System temperature and one thermal header for other devices temperature monitoring

 

Keyboard and Mouse Power On

 

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