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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!

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





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




SiS 648 Northbridge SiS 963 Southbridge




533 / 400 MHz




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




STR (Suspend-to-RAM)


STD (Suspend-to-Disk)


Power Loss Restart


SFS (Stepless Frequency Selection)


Support Smart Card Reader


VCore & Memory & AGP voltage adjustable




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




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




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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