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Abit IT7 i845E Motherboard Review - Specifications

Abit has long been making quality motherboards that have been noticed by the enthusiast crowd. They have even gone so far as to remove legacy ports from some of their product line as well. Join Asher "Acid" Moses as he checks out their latest offering; namely the Abit IT7. It combines support for the new 533MHz Pentium 4 processors, DDR266 memory and more RAID ports than you can shake a stick at. But can it live up to the reputation that it has garnered in the past? Let's find out!

| Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: Jul 24, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.0%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 Series Bus (USB 2.0)

 

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

 

- Ultra DMA 133 / RAID

 

HighPoint HPT374 IDE Controller

 

Ultra DMA 133MB/sec data transfer rate

 

RAID 0 (striping mode for boosting performance)

 

RAID 1 (mirroring mode for data security)

 

RAID 0 + 1(striping and mirroring)

 

- Memory

 

Three 184-pin DIMM sockets support DDR SDRAM modules

 

Supports up to 2 GB MAX. (64, 128, 256, 512MB DDR SDRAM)

 

Supports unbuffered Non-ECC type DDR DIMMs

 

- Audio

 

Realtek ALC650 (AC-Link)

 

Supports 6CH DAC for AC3 5.1 CH purpose

 

Professional digital audio interface supporting 24-bit SPDIF OUT

 

- Card Reader

 

Supports Memory card (MS or SD) Interface

 

Supports LPC bus

 

Supports SONY Memory Stick Interface / SD Memory Card Interface

 

Supports Compact Flash ROM Interface

 

- System BIOS

 

SoftMenu™ III Technology to set CPU parameters

 

Supports Plug-and-Play (PNP)

 

Supports Advanced Configuration Power Interface (ACPI)

 

Supports Desktop Management Interface (DMI)

 

Write-Protect Anti-Virus function by AWARD BIOS

 

- LAN

 

On board Realtek 8100B single chip Ethernet controller interface

 

10/100Mb Operation

 

User friendly driver included

 

- Multi I/O Functions

 

2 channels of Bus Master IDE Ports supporting up to 4 Ultra DMA 33/66/100 devices

 

4 channels of Bus Master IDE Ports supporting up to 8 Ultra DMA 33/66/100/133 (RAID 0/1/1+0) devices

 

6 USB 2.0 Connectors

 

On board VIA VT6202 USB 2.0 header for four extra USB channels

 

Three P1394a fully compliant cable ports at 100/200/400 megabits per second

 

Audio connector (Line-in,Center/Sub, Surround Spk, Front Spk ,Mic-in)

 

- Miscellaneous

 

ATX form factor

 

1 AGP 1.5v slot, 4 PCI slots

 

Hardware monitoring - Including Fan speeds, Voltages, System environment temperature

 

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