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Asus P4S8X SiS 648 Motherboard Review - Specifications

Asus has long made motherboards with the enthusiast in mind. No matter the chipset or processor being supported, they have been there. Come join Tio Chaharbaghi as he delves into one of their latest offerings; the Asus P4S8X Motherboard. Using the new SiS 648 chipset, we will look at a number of areas to see if this newcomer can stand up to the Asus reputation. Come find out!

| Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Oct 18, 2002 4:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 7.5%Manufacturer: Asus

Specifications

 

Processor

 

Socket 478 for Intel Pentium 4 (Northwood / Willamette) 1.4 GHz ~ 2.53+ GHz

 

Chipset

 

SiS 648 Northbridge SiS 963 Southbridge

 

FSB

 

533 / 400 MHz

 

Memory

 

3 x 184-pin DDR DIMM Sockets

 

Max. 3GB PC2700/PC2100/PC1600 non-ECC DDR DRAM Memory

 

Expansion Slots

 

1 x AGP 8X

 

6 x PCI

 

IDE Ports

 

2 x UltraDMA 133/100/66/33

 

Flexible Serial ATA (optional)

 

Promise controller supports one ATA133 channel and two Serial ATA connectors

 

RAID (optional)

 

Support RAID 0 or RAID 1 through one ATA133 and/or two serial ATA connectors

 

Audio (optional)

 

SiS 963 integrated AC ' 97 audio with C-Media 9739 6-channel Codec

 

S/PDIF-in/out interface

 

LAN (optional)

 

SiS 963 integrated 10/100 Mbps Fast Ethernet with Realtek PHY

 

IEEE 1394 (optional)

 

Realtek PHY with 2 x 1394 PORT

 

Special Features

 

ASUS JumperFree™

 

ASUS Multi-language™ BIOS

 

ASUS Post Reporter™ for system voice warnings

 

ASUS EZ Plug for flexible power connectivity

 

ASUS MyLogo™ for customized boot logos

 

ASUS BIOS EZ Flash™

 

STR (Suspend-to-RAM)

 

STD (Suspend-to-Disk)

 

Power Loss Restart

 

SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)

 

Support Smart Card Reader

 

VCore & Memory & AGP voltage adjustable

 

ASUS AGP Warning LED

 

Back Panel I/O Ports

 

1 x Parallel

 

2 x Serial

 

1 x PS/2 Keyboard

 

1 x PS/2 Mouse

 

1 x Audio I/O (on audio model only)

 

1 x RJ45

 

4 x USB 2.0

 

1 x IEEE 1394

 

Internal I/O Connectors

 

1 x COM2 support additional 1 COM port

 

1 x USB 2.0 support additional 2 USB 2.0 ports

 

1 x SIR

 

1 x IEEE 1394 port

 

1 x S/PDIF

 

1 x Game port

 

1 x Smart Card Reader connector

 

CD/AUX/Modem audio in

 

CPU/Power/Chassis FAN connectors

 

20 pin ATX power connector

 

4 pin ATX 12V Power connector

 

4 pin EZ Plug (+5V, +12V)

 

IDE LED connector, power LED connector

 

Chassis intrusion, SM Bus

 

Intel superset Apanel connector

 

BIOS Feature

 

4Mb Flash ROM, Award BIOS, TCAV, PnP, DMI 2.3.1, WfM 2.0, BIOS 2.3

 

Industrial Standard

 

PCI 2.2, USB 1.1, USB 2.0, WfM 2.0, DMI 2.3.1

 

Manageability

 

WfM 2.0, DMI 2.0, WOL, WOR, Chassis Intrusion, SMBus

 

Accessories

 

User's Manual

 

Support CD

 

UltraDMA 100/66 Cable

 

SATA Cable

 

Floppy Cable

 

I/O Shield

 

Board Size

 

ATX Form Factor 12" x 8.6" (30.5cm x 21.9cm)

 

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