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VIA K8T800 Performance Motherboard Shootout - Gigabyte, MSI and ABIT

By: Shawn Baker | Editorials in Motherboards | Posted: Dec 29, 2003 5:00 am

Specifications of the KV8 MAX3




Supports AMD socket 754 Athlon 64 CPU with 800 MHz FSB


CPU Integrated Memory Controller


72-bit memory controller supports DDR at 266, 333 and 400MHz (ECC)


Support 3 DIMM DDR 333


Support 2 DIMM DDR 400


Support 3 DIMM up to 2GB Max.




VIA K8T800 / VT8237 chipset


Supports Advanced Configuration and Power Management Interface (ACPI)


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




Supports SATA data transfer rates at 150 MB/s (1.5G bps)




On board SATA RAID PCI Controller


Supports 4 x SATA 150 RAID 0/1/0+1


Gigabit LAN


On board 10/100/1000 Mb PCI Ethernet Controller


IEEE 1394a


Supports IEEE 1394a at 100/200/400 Mb/s transfer rate




6-Channel AC 97 CODEC on board


Professional digital audio interface supports S/P DIF optical In/Out


ABIT Engineered


ABIT ìGuru™ Technology


ABIT SoftMenu™ Technology to set CPU parameters


ABIT OTES™ Technology


ABIT FanEQ™ Technology


CPU ThermalGuard™ Technology


CPU TweakGuard™ Technology


Internal I/O Connectors


1 AGP 8X/4X slot, 5 PCI slots


Floppy Port supports up to 2.88 MB


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


6 x SATA 150 RAID Connectors


2 x USB headers, 2 x IEEE 1394a header, 2 x CD-IN


Back Panel I/O


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


1 x S/P DIF Output, 1 x S/P DIF Input


Audio connectors (Front Speaker, Line-in, Mic-in, Center/Sub, Surround Speaker)


2 x USB, 1 x IEEE 1394a Connector


2 x USB, 1 x RJ-45 LAN Connector




ATX form factor


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