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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!

By: | Socket LGA 775 in Motherboards | Posted: Jul 24, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.0%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 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




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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