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Abit SR7-8X SiS648 Motherboard Review - Specifications

We've been hearing rumors about a new SiS chipset hitting the streets. That's right, the SiS648 chipset is out prowling around in some of the newer motherboards. Come join Asher "Acid" Moses as he delves into the Abit SR7-8X Motherboard that uses this very chipset. After hearing all the stories about how good this new chipset is, its time to see if it can live up to the hype!

By: | Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Sep 23, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 8.0%Manufacturer: Abit





Supports Intel Pentium 4 Socket 478 processors with 400/533 MHz Front Side Bus


- Chipset


SiS 648 / 963


Supports Ultra DMA 33/66/100/133


Supports Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface (ACPI)


Accelerated Graphics Port connector supports AGP 4X/8X Interface (1.5V/0.8V)


- Memory


Three 184-pin DIMM sockets (unbuffered Non-ECC DIMM)


Supports 3 DIMM DDR 200/266 (Max. 3GB)


Supports 2 DIMM DDR 333 (Max. 2GB)


- Audio


2-Channel AC'97 CODEC on board


- System BIOS


SoftMenuTM Technology to set CPU parameters


Supports Plug-and-Play (PNP)


Supports Advanced Configuration Power Interface (ACPI)


Supports Desktop Management Interface (DMI)






On board RTL8100B PCI Fast Ethernet Controller


10/100M Operation support ACPI & Wake on LAN


- Internal I/O Connectors


1 AGP slot, 5 PCI slots


Floppy Port supports up to 2.88MB


2 x Ultra DMA 33/66/100/133 Connectors


2 x USB headers


1 x AUX-IN, 2 x CD-IN


1 x IrDA


- Back Panel I/O


1 x PS/2 Keyboard, 1 x PS/2 mouse


2 x Serial, 1 x Parallel


2 x USB, 1 x RJ-45 LAN Connector


Audio connectors (Line-out, Line-in, Mic-in and Game Port)


- Miscellaneous


ATX form factor


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


Supports Wake Up by LAN, Modem Ring, RTC Alarm


Supports Keyboard and Mouse Power On


Supports STR (Suspend to RAM)


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