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AMD Athlon 64 Motherboards Head to Head - Albatron vs. EPoX

By: Shawn Baker | Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Dec 10, 2003 5:00 am

Specifications

 

Features

 

AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor

 

Socket 754 with FSB 800 MHz

 

3 DDR200/266/333/400 Memory Sockets

 

Built-in VIA Envy 24PT with 8 channel Audio Support

 

(Bundle SPDIF2 Card Optional)

 

3Com 1Gbits LAN

 

2 Serial ATA150 Channels, Serial ATA RAID 0,1

 

2 IEEE1394 Ports

 

2 ATA133 Channels, up to 4 ATA 133 IDE Devices

 

8 USB 2.0/1.1 Ports (6 ports by optional cable)

 

BIOS Mirror ™

 

Voice Genie ™

 

Processor

 

AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor

 

FSB

 

800 MHz

 

Chipset

 

North Bridge : VIA K8T800

 

South Bridge : VIA VT8237

 

LAN Chip : 3Com 3C940

 

IEEE1394 Chip : VIA VT6307

 

Audio Chip : VIA VT1720 Evny 24PT

 

I/O Chip: Winbond Smart I/O W83697HF

 

Memory

 

3 * DDR Sockets:

 

DDR200/266/333/400 NON-ECC DDR SDRAM up to 3GB

 

Expansion Slots

 

1 x AGP(3.0) 8X slot (1.5V only)

 

6 x PCI slots (PCI 2.2 compliant)

 

IDE Connectors

 

2 ATA133/100/66 Channels, up to 4 ATA 133/100/66 IDE devices

 

2 Serial ATA150 Channels, up to 2 Serial ATA150 Hard Drives

 

Onboard I/O Connectors

 

1 x Floppy Connector

 

3 x USB 2.0/1.1 header (6 ports by optional cable)

 

2 x IEEE1394 header (2 ports IEEE1394 cable optional)

 

1 x CD_IN header

 

1 x S/PDIF in/out header (S/PDIF in/out cable optional)

 

1 x CPU fan header ( 1 fan rotation detection function )

 

2 x System fan headers ( 2 fan rotation detection function )

 

1 x 10 pin system panel header (Intel spec)

 

1 x 3 pin Power LED header

 

1 x Front audio header (Intel spec)

 

1 x IrDA header

 

1 x Case Open detection header

 

2 x 5 pin Com port header

 

2 x 8 pin Game Port header

 

I/O via Back Panel

 

PS/2 keyboard/mouse, 2 x USB(2.0/1.1), RJ45,1 x Com(serial), 1 x Parallel,1x Line-in/Line-out(Speaker Out)/MIC/SUR_CEN/SUR/R:WOF,L:CEN

 

Power

 

20-pin ATX power connector, 4-pin ATX 12V power connector

 

BIOS Feature

 

4Mb Flash EEPROM

 

Award BIOS with ACPI, DMI2.0, PnP, WfM2.0, Green Suspend to RAM (S3), Suspend to Disk (S4) Wake on keyboard/mouse, Wake on LAN/RTC Timer

 

Hardware Monitoring

 

3 FAN sensors, CPU/System voltages and temperature monitoring

 

Special Feature

 

Zero Jumper Design

 

BIOS Mirror ™ Protect BIOS by creating an original mirror image of itself

 

Voice Genie™ Voice Troubleshooting system ( four-Language )

 

Adjustable CPU frequency by 1 MHz increment, Adjustable Vcore, VAGP, VMemory for overclocking.

 

Watch Dog Timer (auto-reset system when it can not handle overclock configurations)

 

Special design for CPU Over Temperature Protection.( OTP )

 

Certifications

 

FCC, CE, BSMI

 

Form Factor

 

ATX ( 305*244 mm )

 

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