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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.

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





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




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 )




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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